Start your teaching career with a PGTA

Want to become a qualified teacher? Achieve your career goals and earn while you learn with a Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Our Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Whether you’re at the start of your career, already work in a school but want to give teaching a try or are looking for a new challenge, our PGTA programme can help you get your teaching journey off to the best possible start.

Orange Moon Education’s PGTA is a fully funded and salaried teacher training programme that results in Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It provides an attractive alternative to the traditional PGCE route for university graduates looking to get into teaching.

We tailor the programme around each learner’s needs to produce well-rounded and inspiring teachers with all the skills, knowledge and expertise they need to help the children they work with reach their full potential. We believe this holistic approach helps raise standards in the industry, leading to improved outcomes for children of all ages.

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About our PGTA

Orange Moon Education upholds the highest standards of teacher training, so we can fulfil our ambition for all our trainees to achieve Good or Outstanding Qualified Teacher Status and complete the overall PGTA with a Merit or Distinction. Once you’ve completed your PGTA, you’ll achieve QTS and be able to apply for teaching jobs across the UK. You’ll also be able to:


Alternative to PGCE

PGTA is a more flexible route into teaching if you already have a degree but don’t want to do a PGCE

Earn while you learn

Work towards QTS in a school-based environment and earn a salary while you learn and develop

Fully funded

The Apprenticeship Levy covers costs of up to £9,000, meaning you pay nothing while you train

Multiple entry points

Flexible start dates throughout the academic year so you can start your PGTA when it suits you


To be eligible for PGTA Apprenticeship funding, you must meet the following criteria:

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Why choose Orange Moon Education?

Orange Moon Education can help ensure your journey into teaching gets off to the best possible start.

We’re a consortium of leading education specialists and training providers who share a common goal to improve outcomes for children and young people and help them reach their full potential.

We believe the best way to achieve this is by raising the bar across the childcare and education sectors and helping practitioners achieve the highest standards. We do this by providing high-quality specialist training to equip them with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to positively impact the lives of the children and young people they work with.

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

Our partners

The Orange Moon Education consortium is made up of the following delivery partners:

Orange Moon Training

A specialist provider of high-quality training to childcare and education practitioners, approved to deliver vocational qualifications Levels 1-5 and Government-funded programmes including apprenticeships and traineeships.

Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT

A Department for Education-approved Schools Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider, selected by us to deliver the Qualified Teacher Status element of the Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship programme.

Link3 Recruitment

An award-winning recruitment agency operating within the education sector, serving schools across the UK. Link3 currently works in alliance with nurseries, academies, primary schools, secondary schools and multi-academy trusts.

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