SCITT Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching.




Graduates looking for a work-based route to a teaching career.

To undertake this route you will need to have a school who is willing to support and pay your salary for the duration of the programme

Duration and Level

4 terms, The 2021/22 Teaching Apprentice will start in July 2021.

Level 7

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institute or equivalent from NARIC
  • GCSE Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above

We accept applications from candidates who are currently studying for any of the above qualifications.

Conditional offers

Any offers made would be conditional on you meeting the entry requirements, which must be gained and proof of evidence provided by 31st August.

  • An enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding suitability to work with young people
  • Fitness to teach declaration
  • A reference demonstrating you are suitable to work with Children and Vulnerable adults


Finance Information

The training fee is £9,000.

Levy paying schools will be able to draw down this money from the levy.

Non levy paying schools – The government will pay 90% of the costs of the apprenticeship (up to the £9,000 apprenticeship funding band maximum) and the school is required to pay the remaining 10%.

How to apply

Apply via apply for teacher training –

Course code: 3D3W

Provider: Somerset SCITT

Provider code: 232

The school should include in their reference for you that they are supporting you on the apprenticeship route.