Scarborough Teaching Alliance Secondary Modern Languages (French) (F606)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Hull
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS is an initial qualification in education for those who intend to have a career in teaching. Its three main threads are to provide you with the information, knowledge and skills to enable you to embark on a teaching career and become an effective teacher help you develop a professional interest in educational issues as the basis for further thought or training. You will also receive 60 credits towards your Masters should you wish to pursue further academic research. You will follow a Model 2 programme, this means you will attend The University of Hull for 2 days per week up to October half term to look at Learning and Teaching & method / subject knowledge. You will also have some specialist sessions in school delivered by key teaching staff within the alliance. You will have two school placements your first placement will be in what we class as your host school. Your second placement will be March to May. You will then return to your host school for the remainder of the summer term.

School placements

You will be placed in your ‘host school’ in the Autumn Term. You a sixth form placement in January and a diversity (alternative school placement March - May. You will then spend the remainder of your placement back in your ‘host’ school. Your placements will be interspersed with blocks of study at the university on Campus & school delivered elements.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Scalby School
Fieldstead Crescent, Scarborough, YO12 6TH
University Of Hull
Inglemire Lane, Hull, HU6 7RX

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.

A pure French degree is required

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Personal qualities

We want students who can demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning themselves: to show real interest and enthusiasm for children’s learning, to be resilient and be prepared to work hard, to show creativity and be able to critically reflect on their own learning. We have high standards for the children in our schools and the adults who work with us.

Other requirements

DBS checks will be carried out on all trainees before they are able to begin placement. Any offer of a place on the programme will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

Financial support from the training provider

You may be eligible for a loan while you study. You would need to find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

The Scarborough Teaching Alliance is a cross phase alliance based on the North Yorkshire Coast and surrounding areas. The Alliance is led by Coast & Vale Learning Trust and is based at Scalby School We have a proven track record of training the next generation of teachers into the profession. Employability success rate is 100%. You will be mentored and supported by outstanding practitioners while in your placement schools. As trainees with the Scarborough Teaching Alliance we invest in your future and our aim is help you grow and develop as professionals in our schools throughout your career. We want students who can demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning themselves: to show real interest and enthusiasm for children’s learning, to be resilient and be prepared to work hard, to show creativity and be able to critically reflect on their own learning. We have high standards for the children in our schools and the adults who work with us.

Interview process

We will be holding interview days throughout the next academic year. (please ask us or check out our website for more details) You will be invited to interview in one of our host schools where you will be given a tour of the school and an introduction to the Scarborough Teaching Alliance. You will have a chance to ask questions and find out more about the alliance and your particular area of teaching. You will spend time in your subject department and you will be observed delivering a lesson (of which you will have prepared prior to interview) Following in the observation you will be interviewed by lead staff from the alliance and a member of staff from the University of Hull. You will be informed of the decision within 48 hours of your interview

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an inclusive organisation and see no barriers to anyone wanting to pursue a career in teaching. Please speak to us to let us know what your specific needs are and we will be able to accommodate without any hesitation.

Contact this training provider

01723 362301
Fieldstead Crescent
YO12 6TH

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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