Apprenticeships for the school workforce


Each year, hundreds of schools throughout England utilise apprenticeships to support thousands of staff within the school workforce to gain and develop their skills.

Apprenticeships are available for teachers and support staff, and can be used for both new recruits and for existing staff.

This site has been designed to help you to find out more about apprenticeships and to hear inspirational stories from individuals in schools that are utilising apprenticeships to further their careers.

Below you will find a range of online resources that will enable you to continue to access the latest apprenticeship support and guidance from home / your work base.

This includes the introduction of new financial incentives for employers recruiting an apprentice(s) as part of the Government’s “Plan for Jobs”.


The benefits of Apprenticeships for Schools

There are many ways that your school could benefit from apprenticeships for your existing staff and new recruits.

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What funding is available for my school?

Your school might pay the apprenticeship levy or could be entitled to part or full funding for apprenticeship programmes.

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Apprenticeship standards for schools

There are a range of apprenticeship standards that are suitable for the school workforce.

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Find training / recruit an apprentice

Find the right apprenticeship training provider for your school, who will help deliver training and tailor the apprenticeship programme to meet your needs.

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In their own words

Further reading

The Department for Education has created these useful resource:

A guide to apprenticeships for the school workforce

COVID-19 guidance for apprentices and employers