We Are Professional
Get into teaching languages by choosing the National Modern Languages SCITT training programme. Our one-year full time and two-year part time courses gives you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), both of which are nationally and internationally recognised. PGCE is provided by Sheffield Hallam University and includes 60 credits at level 7 (Masters’ level) which are transferable.
All of our training takes place in a collaborative and supportive network of schools where you will gain experience in two contrasting schools and a variety of educational settings. The National Modern Languages SCITT is in partnership with local teaching schools and excellent schools from both the state and independent sector. Our partnership will extend to many areas of the country enabling you to choose a setting that most suits you.
Your training has been developed in close collaboration with Modern Languages experts from schools and universities and includes ‘day school’ where we bring together all our Modern Languages trainees for subject specialist training. Our course leader is our current head of Modern Languages who has been teaching in English schools for 25 years, successfully mentoring trainee teachers for over 15 years. She is also a German national who trained to teach in England and understands the challenges of teaching in a new setting. You will have the opportunity to explore your own subject knowledge away from the classroom on a regular basis. There are two clear strands to the programme: academic study and classroom practice.
Our academic partner is Sheffield Hallam University, who provide the assessment for the PGCE qualification; they were named University of the Year for Teaching Quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
We Are Genuine
As a trainee you will gain experience in two contrasting schools where you will be supported by a subject specific Mentor in school.
During the placements, there will be further training provided by the schools and the SCITT.
Each school has a specialised programme of training put in place by a Senior Mentor which is designed to complement SCITT training and University academic input.
Some of this will take place across phases to provide experience working with students in the relevant Key Stages.
We Are Networked
We are confident that you will receive an excellent start to your teaching career with The National Modern Languages SCITT and that you will be well placed to gain employment. By joining our SCITT, which is part of a Teaching School Alliance, you will be able to access a clear path of Continued Professional Development (CPD) as a teacher. We can provide support, advice and training throughout your career, drawing on the expertise of our team, keeping you up to date with the latest developments in the world of education, and ensuring that you have specialist news and information at your fingertips.
We Are Successful
When it comes to applying for jobs, we will give you all the support you need with applications and interview techniques
to help you secure your all-important first job.
Our Teaching School has a strong track record of supporting trainees into jobs – across subjects
that are much harder to break into than Modern Languages.