MFL teacher training

The government is committed to increasing the proportion of pupils gaining language qualifications, to do this there is a need for more languages teachers. Teaching modern foreign languages is important in creating a generation of independent thinkers. Speaking a different language not only enriches children's cultural knowledge, but it opens up access to additional job markets. Ultimately, being able to speak and understand a foreign language enables you to value other people and enjoy access to their media such as news, film and literature. 

"As a native speaker, teaching German, in particular, challenges me as it makes me think about where and why we apply certain grammar rules. I then have to find creative ways of breaking it down into understandable bite-size content that is fun to learn. Seeing the smile on a pupil's face when they got it and noticing progress in those students who challenge you the most, is the best part of the job. It makes you go home after a busy week knowing that you made a change."



You could be entitled to up to £34,000 to teach MFL, this includes a tax-free bursary of £26,000 while you train to teach and a further tax-free sum of £6,000 once in teaching. Alternatively, you could be entitled to a prestigious tax-free scholarship of £28,000 as well as the £6,000 in your first teaching year. Find out more information about funding here.

Tax-free funding of up to £34,000 along with additional funding via Student Finance


At Shotton Hall SCITT, your PGCE is awarded by, globally renowned, Durham University

Durham University

We are rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted for both our primary and secondary phases

Oustanding training

Our lead school, The Academy at Shotton Hall, is one of only 23 Research Schools in the UK

Research School

Complete your initial teacher training year with Shotton Hall SCITT in just 10 months

10-month course

We are in partnership with over 90 education providers across the North East

90+ partner schools

Brush up on your subject knowledge

You may be eligible for a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programme before you start your teacher training year. The programmes are available to enhance or refresh subject knowledge. Find out more information here.

Lisa Keech

Career changer


"Fantastic all round training. What has really stood out for me is how supportive the whole SCITT team have been throughout the year. The highlight was my second placement which was excellent and the perfect fit!"

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Shotton Hall SCITT

The Academy at Shotton Hall

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Peterlee, SR8 1AU


0191 518 0222



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