The occupation covered by this apprenticeship standard is that of a teacher of pupils from 3 - 19 years of age. Teachers can be employed in a variety of settings (for example academy schools, maintained schools, private schools) and across England. Teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern. Teachers demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships and work with parents/guardians in the best interests of their pupils.


This 13 to 18 month Apprenticeship (including the End Point Assessment (EPA) and subject to employment contract terms and conditions) is a mixed delivery model and involves working in a school setting for the age range specified in the Qualified Teacher Standards (QTS). UEL's delivery site is based at our Stratford campus, and part of the scheme is carried out in the workplace and online as blended learning.

Entry requirements: Potential apprentices will need to be employed in the field of study (see occupational profile) and have GCSE English and mathematics at grade A to C, or grade 4 to 9, or equivalent Functional Skills at Level 2. You will have attained a relevant degree accepted by your employer to teach within the school environment. Primary school setting teachers also require a GCSE grade A to C or 4 to 9 in Science.

Fees per apprentice for whole duration (paid on a monthly basis and is an estimate):
Levy employer: £9,000

Non-levy employer: please email degreeapprenticeships@uel.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 8223 2471 for more information. The apprentice will not be required to pay any fees.

Schools and academies embarking on the apprenticeship scheme may be eligible for bursaries which they can use towards apprentice wages. For more information see getintoteaching.education.gov.uk.

Progression: on completion, full-time employment and additional CPD as required.

Jake McMahon talks about being an apprentice at UEL.

Watch this video to see Jake McMahon talking about being an apprentice at UEL.


We aim to be flexible in our approach and discuss with each employer the delivery strategy that best meets their business requirements and those of their apprentices.
The Higher and degree apprenticeship programmes at UEL have been created with employers for employers. Contact us if

  • you would like to become an employer partner of UEL and let us help you find the right apprentices for you
  • you are interested in any of the apprenticeship degree programmes we are currently running or the new ones we are developing;
  • you would like to explore creating new apprenticeships and join a Trailblazer group with us.


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