Modern Languages

Training Provider Code: 25F

SCITT Course Code: 2MFK

Training Provider Code: 1CD

School Direct Code: 33LC


About the Course

Mode of study: Full time

Start date: September 2019 – July 2020

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) with  subject specialism in secondary Modern Languages, qualifying you to teach in secondary schools and post-16 colleges.

Build your knowledge of education and Modern Languages through your research. Increase your teaching skills and confidence through two separate placements. Learn about the wider role of teachers in schools and gain knowledge about schools and the education system. Apply your skills and knowledge on school placements in two/three different institutions and develop the skills you need to be a successful teacher of pupils of all abilities. Build your enthusiasm, confidence, knowledge and ability to teach Modern Languages.

You will also have the opportunity to gain self-evaluation skills by completing a careers preparation profile. This provides evidence that you meet the QTS standards for self- reflection and personal development.

School placements are central to the course and you will receive ongoing outstanding support from:

School Subject Coach

School Professional Mentor

SCITT School Direct Coordinator

A Subject Expert Practitioner

Your placements are complemented by school-based and university research that includes teaching sessions, seminars, group study, tutorials and assessment. During the course you will complete a PGCE which offers you 60 Master’s level credits, which you can use towards a Master’s Degree.

Entry Requirements

You should be a graduate with a 1st, 2.1 or 2.2 and you should ideally be able to show that 50% of your degree can be related to your subject. If this is not the case, subject knowledge can be supported by an A level in your subject, work experience and completion of a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course before beginning your PGCE.

You will need a grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics. In addition prior to starting your course you will need to pass the skills tests in literacy and numeracy. For more information on the Skills Test click here.

New Languages Teacher Training Scholarship

The new Languages Teacher Training Scholarship is aimed at high-quality French, German and Spanish linguists who are passionate about languages. Candidates must have secured a training place by September 2017 and have a 2:1 (or predicted) degree. Candidates with a 2:2 (or predicted) may be considered, if they can demonstrate significant subject knowledge.

Those who are successful in their application to the scheme will receive additional support to enhance their subject knowledge, gain access to high-quality professional development resources, mentoring and a tax-free scholarship of £27,500.

Candidates can apply for this prestigious scholarship through the British Council. For more details on the application process see the 
British Council website

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Our course codes for UCAS are: 2MFK for SCITT with Associated Merseyside Partnership.