Apply for National Modern Languages SCITT Teacher Training

You can apply now through UCAS. The UCAS system usually opens in late October or early November and is open all year or until the course is full.

NOTE: We are considering applicants in the academic year before they begin the course, so an applicant applying in October 2019 will begin their course in September 2020.

You can also register for free with Premier Plus service provided by the Department for Education which will give you practical advice for each stage of your application, help you arrange your school experience and provide information for financial support you may be entitled to.

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree or a recognised equivalent qualification with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language. High fluency in English is essential. GCSE English and Maths Grade C or above or equivalent. If English is not your first language, you may need to take The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and gain an average score of 7.0.

It is recommended that you have evidence of some relevant teaching experience. This could be through a School Experience placement or via voluntary work you have organised yourself, or experience gained in another setting. This experience is not a compulsory requirement but would of course support your application. If you are unsure about this or want to discuss it further, please contact us.

We consider each application on its merits. Suitable applicants will be invited to a selection event involving an interview. As you will be working with children, you will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions.

What We Are Looking For

The potential to be an outstanding teacher with a passion for Modern Languages with sound subject knowledge. We would welcome applicants with an understanding of educational context in England but will offer a programme of acclimatisation for those trainees who need to gain this experience.

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate good written English, personal resilience, enthusiasm, confidence, the ability to be reflective and emotional intelligence.

We expect you to be aware of the professionalism required to teach and demonstrate your empathy and understanding when considering how a child learns and develops cognitively. Your application should also detail how much experience you have gained in an educational setting.

Please be aware that we require NARIC statements of comparability for non-UK GCSE, A-level and degree certificates including the corresponding transcripts to comply with NCTL guidelines.

How We Select

The National Modern Languages SCITT will shortlist candidates using a scoring matrix and invite successful candidates for interview at, either, Silverdale School or another partner school.

The interview process will include representatives from the schools and will be a half-day to full day process.

We are committed to providing a high-quality experience for prospective trainees and have planned our interview days accordingly. The process may be longer than you have anticipated but the end result is that we have the best trainees training with the best schools.

We will contact all successful applicants at the end of the interview day. Similarly, we will provide written feedback if we have not made an offer.

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