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Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships.

Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships.

Graduates will be paid as unqualified teachers while training

The government has announced details of the new postgraduate teaching apprenticeships today.

The new scheme will enable graduates to be employed as unqualified teachers while training and will be launched in September 2018.

Education secretary Justine Greening said: “Getting the best people to train as teachers and into our classrooms is a crucial part of giving every child the high-quality education they deserve. This new route will provide another pathway for talented graduates into a profession that will give them the chance to change lives for the better on a daily basis.”

Schools which are not eligible for the apprenticeship levy will receive government funding to cover 90 per cent of the training costs. Applications will open through UCAS on October 26.

The apprenticeship standard guidance published today reveals that 1,000 people are expected to choose to train as an apprentice teacher in the first year.

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