Post Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/12642/11784
  • Published: Fri 12/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 19/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £18,169
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Balfour Rd, Brighton BN1 6NP

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Post Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship

Job introduction

Would you like a chance to make a difference and train as a Teacher in one of Brighton and Hove’s secondary schools.

Varndean School have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Teacher Level 6 – Maths Pathway

Teacher / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Varndean School is a co-education state maintained comprehensive school for 11-16 year olds offering a modern and diverse curriculum. We give students the opportunity to explore their interests, achieve academic success and develop well-rounded characters to go forth into the world and make a valuable contribution to all our futures.

Varndean School was built in 1926, on its current site looking out to sea, due to the determination of a forward-thinking headmistress. Miss Ethel Ellis worked hard to secure the new site for our school and ensure it was built with the idea of providing academic excellence alongside the development of students' characters, fostering a passion for art, culture, science and sport. At Varndean school we still adhere to those aspirations for our students.

About the role

The Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship at level 6 is run by the University of Brighton who is responsible for supporting you with your learning and carrying out assessments.

The apprenticeship is 14 months duration 4 days in the classroom with 1-day per week in University or studying.  You will receive additional support from a nominated mentor, throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Entrants have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (see note 2) in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics

In addition, they will also require a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Maths for entry to graduate Initial Teacher Training programmes; assessed as suitable to train to teach by accredited Initial Teacher Training providers. The course provider will assure that you have the fundamental English and mathematics to become a teacher either at interview or during the training course. Initial teacher training (ITT) providers are responsible for checking that all trainees meet the current ITT entry requirements for the skills tests, before they start the course. These entry criteria have statutory force under The Education (School Teachers’ Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2003.

Apprentice will gain Professional Knowledge and Skills required of a Teacher

On successful completion of the apprenticeship with Varndean School the apprentice will achieve PGTA and Achievement of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) – awarded by the Department for Education – will be a mandatory requirement for apprentices’ successful completion of the course.  In addition to the apprenticeship the apprentice will have  completed PGCE at Level 7.

The Post Graduate Teacher Apprentice would follow the Teacher Standard please see link below;

Our training provider is the University of Brighton 

The apprentices follow a structured training plan with 4 days in the classroom apply the skills, knowledge and behaviours and 1 day a week at University or study.

Having successfully completed the apprentice will achieve NQT status, PGTA and the Post Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship.

***Important Information to Candidates***
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the online application process, accessed via the 'Apply' button. 


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

In order to apply for an apprenticeship at Brighton & Hove City Council, you must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship (but if a non-citizen of the EEA then this must not have been for educational purposes) or have some other residency eligibility status – See Annex A – apprenticeship Funding Rules. If you are resident through a visa, leave to remain or other means please confirm type and that any expiry date covers the duration of the apprenticeship once it is due to start. For further information regarding apprenticeship eligibility please visit:

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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