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In order to improve the quality and uptake of apprenticeship training, the government has encouraged employers from all industries to get involved in creating bespoke apprenticeship standards that meet their needs.

National Schools Training is proud to be at the forefront of this initiative in the education sector - working closely with schools to develop apprenticeship training that's suitable for a variety of roles. 

SBM Trailblazerapprenticeship training for schools

National Schools Training and the National Association of School Business Managers have worked as part of a group of schools to develop an exciting Degree apprenticeship for School Business Managers.

The School Business Director Degree Apprenticeship has been designed as part of the Government’s apprenticeship reforms and ‘Trailblazer’ initiative. The project demonstrates National Schools Training’s commitment to developing an appropriate suite of apprenticeship standards for schools to utilise their apprenticeship levy on. We are now taking registrations for our January 2018 SBD Degree apprenticeship programme.

To register your interest, simply fill in the form below.

QTS Teaching Apprenticeship

National Schools Training (NST) are inviting schools to become part of an exciting new Government ‘Trailblazer’ initiative to create a Degree-level QTS Teaching Apprenticeship pathway.

apprenticeship frameworks for schoolsSchools will pay approximately £400 million over the next 5 years towards the Apprenticeship Levy. That levy fund will expire if it is not spent on approved apprenticeship standards to train the school workforce. It is therefore imperative that schools have an appropriate suite of Degree-level apprenticeships, including a QTS Teaching Apprenticeship pathway.

As a founding school you will play an important role in designing a school-centered QTS Teaching Apprenticeship to complement existing initial teacher training (ITT) programmes. If your school has valuable ITT experience and would like to play a role in the future of Teacher Training, please click the link below to register your interest in becoming a founding school.

Advance Learning Support Practitioner (ALSP)

National Schools Training (NST), The University of Bolton and The Valley School are inviting schools to become part of the exciting new Government ‘Trailblazer’ initiative to create a Degree level Apprenticeship for school support staff. Feedback from our partner schools consistently emphasises the increasing need to upskill staff to support learners in the classroom with special education needs and/or additional learning needs.

Specifically focusing on ambitious Teaching Assistants, this new apprenticeship standard will give over 200,000 Teaching Assistants an opportunity to embark upon Degree level studies in education through an apprenticeship levy funded route. Schools will pay approximately £400 million over the next 5 years towards the Apprenticeship Levy. That levy fund will expire if it is not spent on approved apprenticeship standards to train the school workforce. It is therefore imperative that schools have an appropriate suite of degree-level apprenticeships, including a pathway for advanced learning support practitioners, leading to degree level qualifications.

As a founding school you will play an important part in designing a school-centred Advanced Learning Support Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

If you would like to support an expression of interest to Government and work as part of the Trailblazer group, or simply want to receive further information about the ALSP Apprenticeship standard, please fill out the form below.

Register your interest

If you're interested in developing apprenticeship standards to fit specific roles within your school or multi-academy trust - simply fill in the form below to register your interest.