What is the National School Apprenticeships programme?The National School Apprenticeships Programme supports schools to employ apprentices across the school workforce. We provide information, advice and guidance to schools looking to employ apprentices in support roles and 'grow their own.' Apprenticeships are cost effective, increase productivity and provide employment opportunities for young people in your community.
The NSA Programme was designed by teachers specifically for schools and all of our apprenticeship programmes are delivered on the school site around the academic calendar.
"Since joining us in September our Apprentice has become an integral part of the PE department. He has a variety of important roles ranging from organising and setting out lesson equipment to assisting in the teaching of a variety of activities. He brings a lot of skills to the job, not least his commitment and enthusiastic approach, he has built up some good relationships with staff and pupils alike."
Mick Thompson, Head of PE
“It has become one of the best challenges and choice I’ve ever made, it has opened my eyes to what I want to achieve in the future; to become a fully quailed teacher."
Ryan Gemmell, NSA
“James is an absolutely brilliant addition to our team; he’s come on so much since joining our school. If he had to leave he would be greatly missed."
Laura Kidd, Head of Year 7
“Dancing is my passion, I want to be more involved in education and I believe this is a great platform. The apprenticeship has provided me with this opportunity and I would definitely recommend it.”
Chelsea Horner, NSA Apprentice
''I would thoroughly recommend all schools support the Sport Apprentice Programme as a highly effective means of securing immediate additional staff capacity, developing carefully nurtured staff expertise for the future and providing excellent CPD for both mentor and mentee."
Guy Hutchence, Principle