Will Martin

Teaching apprenticeship to launch ‘within months’

New FE teacher-training route could help colleges access £20m in levy payments

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Getting enough talented people into teaching is a challenge for the whole education sector. But yesterday, applications opened for a new apprenticeship that could see thousands of new graduates become school teachers.

The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship, which education secretary Justine Greening said would “provide another pathway for talented graduates into [the] profession”, will be available from September 2018 (see box, above right), and will be funded directly through the apprenticeship levy.

FE providers, though, will have to wait before a FE-specific teaching apprenticeship is ...

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