Graduate Teacher Programme
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PGTA Apprenticeship including QTS and PGCE with L7 credits

Graduate Teacher Programme

The most comprehensive teacher training programme available today.
95% funded by the apprenticeship levy
Who's it for?
  • Currently employed graduates in your school
  • Locally recruited graduates
  • Applicants to salaried school direct
  • Graduate TA staff in your school
12 Months

End point assessment follows completion of course and includes the award of QTS and PGCE with Level 7 credits

The course outline

The Graduate Teacher Programme is a fantastic new ITE programme for schools, MATs and Teaching Schools that have previously used the Salaried School Direct route. It combines the extraordinary opportunity of the apprenticeship levy, the University of Buckingham, and a fantastic network to deliver best value for money and highest quality - offering a PGCE, PGTA and QTS.

The Journey

The Qualifications

  • PGTA Apprenticeship
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • PGCE with Level 7 credits
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Benefits & Features

High-quality Initial Teacher Education from the University of Buckingham
Local graduates work full-time in school as Unqualified Teachers (UQT pay)
Outstanding support from the entire network increases success rates
Cost-effective and easy to access - reducing the burden on your internal staff teams
Incredible value by accessing your existing apprenticeship levy contributions
Trainees are not super-numerary and can teach a timetable from day one

Additional Information

  • 12 month programme to NQT
  • 11 days of training outside of school hours
  • Training delivered by University of Buckingham
  • Learners must be employed by the Graduate Teacher Programme
  • £2,450 management fee plus termly cost of Unqualified 1 (UQT1) salary plus on-costs
  • Short 3 week second placement
  • End Point Assessment 3 months


  • GCSE in English, Maths and Science at Grade C/4 or above or approved equivalent qualification*
  • An undergraduate degree from a UK University (2.2 or above) or approved equivalent qualification*
  • Be working in a school (this can be arranged by us)

*If you would like to apply using an equivalent qualification, please contact to confirm whether this is an accepted equivalent.

Book a quick call

Book in for a chat to discuss how the GTP can benefit your school and your budget, and ask any questions you have on programme. Alternatively, use the Request Trainee form straight away if you know your requirements.

Funded by the apprenticeship levy

This price is for the GTP training.

Schools will pay a termly fee of £7,715 (England) to £9,510 (Inner London) and a one-off management fee of £2,450.

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