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Course description

For an employment based route into teaching, look no further than a Level 6 Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship (with QTS) at the University of Derby.

Studying for this apprenticeship provides access to experienced teaching, exceptional facilities and real life learning designed to promote capability and competence ready for a career in education.

This apprenticeship focuses on personal and professional development, embedding key approaches to learning, behaviour and reflection alongside critical issues such as developing professional practice in the classroom, decision-making and subject specialist/age phase knowledge. 

Apprentices will benefit from on-the-job practical training and degree level academic learning, including a significant blended element.

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Who is this course for?

Our apprenticeship programme is suitable for individuals that are looking for an employment based route into teaching. Ideally, you will have had experience in the classroom or a relevant education setting. 

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What you will study

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

Entry requirements

  • A 2.2 degree or above
  • Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above
  • English GCSE at grade C/4 or above
  • Science GCSE at grade C/4 or above (if primary)
  • Basic and Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test - to be completed upon application
  • An enhanced DBS and Fitness to Teach check

Fees and funding


The cost of the apprenticeship will normally be in line with the funding band £9,000, but individual agreements will be considered depending on student numbers and the involvement of employers.


Fees will be paid by your employer with government funded support or through the apprenticeship levy.

How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.

For more information call 0800 001 5500 or email

Applications to this apprenticeship will need to be made through the employer.

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If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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Additional information about your studies

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.