The Post Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship

The Orange Moon Education Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship (PGTA) is a 12-month, fully funded and salaried teacher training programme, with flexible entry points which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the option to obtain PGCE.

Our unique blended learning model combines school-centred initial teacher training, classroom-based professional studies and online tuition.

Why chose with Orange Moon Education?

Orange Moon Education is a consortium of leading education specialists and training providers who share a common goal centred around improving outcomes for children and young people.

Our delivery team are sector specialists with many years experience working as head teachers, teachers, teaching assistants, childminder educators, nursery managers and nursery practitioners. We have partnered with leading universities, multi-academy trusts, teaching school alliances, SCITT providers and schools

Our PGTA programme carries no direct cost to either the Trainee or school for the teacher training; ITT costs of up to £9000 are covered by utilising the Apprenticeship Levy accessible by all schools.

As an approved Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) organisation, OME will provide executive level guidance on how to access and utilise the Apprenticeship Levy.

Our PGTA programme is currently available to schools in the East Midlands, West Yorkshire and Bristol, providing programmes designed to meet the individual needs of our schools and early years settings.

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Our ambition for apprentices is to complete the QTS element of the programme as a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ professional with Qualified Teacher Status, and the overall apprenticeship programme with a ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. This demands that OME upholds the highest standard of teacher training.


Funding for apprentice salaries

Grant funding of between £4,500 and £19,400 is available for eligible schools to support the costs of employing the trainee. The grant amount will depend on the subject of the ITT course and the location of the school that the trainee is employed in.

Temporary Government Incentives

In addition, and a temporary measure as part of the government’s response to the current pandemic, schools are offered an incentive up to £2,000 to recruit a new trainee.

Our Recruitment Process

Our teacher apprentices can choose to specialise in early years, primary education or a specific subject at secondary level. Some applicants may be pre-selected by schools, all applicant apply via UCAS and undergo a rigorous selection process.

Our delivery model

A blended learning model is used throughout the course, containing both online and classroom-based teaching and mentoring.

Each school is encouraged to input into the bespoke design of PGTA programme to be delivered in its school.

Grow your own teaching staff

Whether your workforce contains ambitious Teaching Assistants, staff employed in a non-teaching role, or any stand out graduates within your school, our flexible teacher training programme enables you to maximise the full potential of your workers by enrolling them onto a work-based learning route to Qualified Teacher Status.

This course will provide learners with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the option to obtain PGCE at Masters level and working closely with specialist staff, your aspiring teachers will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to become a successful newly qualified teacher.

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If you are interested in providing a PGTA programme for your school, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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