Train to teach French

A career as a French teacher is within reach when you join our course which will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE,

275 million

French speaking people around the world

29 Nations

Speak French as the official language


Of French-speaking teaching roles in the UK


Starting salary for French teacher

Train to teach French with our Modern Languages SCITT Programme

On our SCITT teaching programme you’ll train to reach Qualified Teacher Status in two of our partner schools, where you’ll have the opportunity to develop strategies and plans for modern language lessons. The SCITT Secondary School French placement is intended to improve your teaching and lesson planning techniques and give you hands-on experience to record as evidence in your portfolio ready for your final assessment.

First class, school-based training

You’ll receive regular online and face-to-face support and training for both you and your Mentor. This is backed up by support and advisory visits from your nominated Lead Teacher. You will also attend the NML SCITT local hub and central training days, run by experts in modern languages teaching. Plus you attend PGCE seminars with university lecturers and all our teachers in training have full access to the facilities at Sheffield Hallam University. During your initial induction period, you’ll get the chance to meet other French and modern language trainees, with the encouragement to build a close-knit network of peers who will act as additional support throughout your training to become a French teacher and your career.

From Modern Languages graduate to working as a French teacher

We are genuinely committed to your continued professional development and our close relationship with the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance ensures we are well placed to provide expertise to support your train to teach French journey. We have helped hundreds of trainees into teaching careers in many of our excellent partner schools and beyond. Our hard-working and experienced team of Lead Teachers and Mentors will work closely with you and each other to ensure you receive individual, targeted support and guidance to help you reach QTS and gain employment as a French language teacher in the UK.

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