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Yr Athrofa: Transforming Education, Transforming Lives

The Athrofa Professional Learning Partnership (APLP) is a unique combination of school and university staff working together to deliver teacher education.


Together, the APLP offers three innovative programmes resulting in Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – the qualification needed to teach in state schools in Wales and England. These include:


The development of the APLP heralds a new and innovative approach to teacher education, with Yr Athrofa and partner schools jointly responsible for the construction and delivery of all ITE programmes.

As such, the APLP combines the expertise of the school sector and all its practical, hands-on experience with the expertise of the higher education (HE) sector, from the understanding of careful research design and delivery to the highly-skilled art of teaching teachers and would-be teachers.