From the start through to applying to your first job, we are here to support your teaching training journey.

We understand how important it is that you get support while you train to be a modern languages teacher – as well as during the application process. From the moment you join us, you will be supported by an experienced and friendly team, from the SCITT Director and lead teachers to the admin personnel and school-based mentors.

Before you apply

Our dedicated and experienced team will:

  • Guide you through the necessary paperwork.
  • Check your qualifications.
  • Provide advice on fees and funding.
  • Support you every step of the way.

It can seem daunting at first, but we have lots of experience of supporting trainee teachers as they take their first steps along their career path.

Through our partner, Sheffield Hallam University, for those trainees based in the city, or through our partner schools across England, we can provide information about:

  • Childcare arrangements.
  • Accommodation.

Even when you are considering applying to us, please do contact our team – as they can give you lots of information and advice about your application.

During the course

You start your course with familiarisation days which are a great chance to get to know everyone.

During this early induction period you will:

  • Be encouraged to get to know your peers.
  • Develop a close-knit family of fellow trainees.
  • Meet others who share a passion for teaching modern languages.
  • Develop your own support network of linguists.
  • Connect with others who face similar challenges.

You will also have the opportunity for:

  • Subject-specific training with your lead teacher.
  • Seminars with university lecturers.
  • Hands-on classroom experience.
  • Work experience in two of our partner schools.

Our experienced and caring leaders and staff will be able to help you with all aspects of the course and support you personally if the going gets tough.

During your placements

Within your placement school, you will have the support of each individual school’s Initial Teacher Training Coordinator, who will look after you whilst in school and who will ensure your in-school training programme meets your needs. You will also have a school-based Mentor who will meet with you formally once a week as well as support you throughout your time in school.

Applying for your first job

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 within the modern languages teaching sector.

Childcare facilities

As an enrolled student with Sheffield Hallam University, you are able to access information about Sheffield Hallam University’s nursery and other childcare in Sheffield.

Some of our partner schools also have childcare facilities.

Please discuss this with us in more detail at the interview should you require it.

Sheffield Nursery Childcare


Sheffield Hallam University also offers a free service to help you find the right place to live in Sheffield, if you are within this hub.

Many of our Hub Lead Schools can help with finding accommodation for our trainees in their local area. Please contact us for more information as we work with schools all over England.

Sheffield Student Accommodation

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