Teacher Training

Teach Best – ATP

A teacher training apprenticeship route leading a UAE teaching qualification

Teaching qualification awarded

Applied Graduate Diploma in Teaching Practice (ATP), endorsed by KHDA and TELLAL.

The ATP is a UAE Level 7 qualification and is an approved qualification for Teacher Competence (leading to teacher approval by KHDA and ADEK).

Course overview

This School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) route is for those who are completely new to teaching, or have very limited teaching experience, and who aspire to be a qualified teacher in the UAE. It is also an appropriate route for existing, unqualified teachers who are rated as “acceptable” against the UAE National Standards, and are seeking a national-level qualification (including portability across the different UAE emirates).

As a schools-led programme, teaching trainees benefit from working within the school environment throughout their training for a total of 120 days. All trainee teachers are assigned a mentor, in addition to the on-placement support from teaching peers and practitioners.

As part of the programme, all trainees receive preparation for the TELS UAE Teacher Competence assessments.

Exceptional candidates demonstrating high quality experience, could be accepted onto a salaried route assuming whole class responsibilities from day 1, following an immersive 4-week experience linking theory and practice.

Note: Trainees wishing to graduate with an internationally recognised qualification should opt for the Teach Best iPgCTP route. Not sure which route is right for you? Simply, contact us and one of our advisors will talk you through your available options.

Course duration

10 months, full-time


3 routes are available:
Generalist AED 20,000
Arabic AED 25,000
Early Childhood (ages 0 to 5 years) AED 25,000

Payment options are available. Prices exclude VAT, which will be added at a rate of 5% in a single upfront payment.

Minimum entry requirements

Graduates with a minimum of 1 month experience working with students in school, or a wider educational setting.

Application documents

To apply now, you only need to submit your CV document. You can do this by clicking on the “Register Now” button below.

Should your application and interview be successful, ALL the documents listed below will be required to complete programme enrolment:
Note: the documents must be in PDF, DOC or DOCX format and be smaller than 1MB each.

  • CV
  • Emirates ID
  • Passport and Visa copy
  • University certificates
  • University transcripts
  • Personal Contact details
  • Two references. (One character reference and one Professional reference)
  • Language Proficiency certificate, if applicable. (IELTS or equivalent)
  • Police clearance (Code of Conduct)
  • Personal Statement – Why you want to be a teacher

Click on Register Now to begin

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