About Us

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. The PGCE is provided by Sheffield Hallam University and includes 60 credits at level 7 (Masters’ level,) which are portable if you wish to complete your full Masters’ at a later date.

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 continues to 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 a series of Day Schools where we bring together all our Modern Languages trainees for subject specialist training in our Hub lead schools. Our Director has been teaching in English schools for over 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. We are very excited that our new Course Leader will be starting in January and is a French national who also trained to teach…..

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.

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