Titan Partnership Ltd Modern Languages (Spanish) (B330)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as 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
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

Our SCITT programme is a 37 week, full time school-led course that leads to QTS and a PGCE with Master’s credits.

Your training year is split into 2 placements of equal length (Sep-Feb & Feb-Jul) this will give you a balance of experience across 2 contrasting school settings. You will also have the option of an additional placement focussing on SEN or Alternative Provision.

After your two week induction, you will be based in school Monday-Thursday. On a Friday you will attend cross-phase taught sessions at our Learning Hub. These sessions are designed to give you an understanding of the elements of your professional role that lie outside of the national curriculum. These sessions are delivered by a range of speakers who are experts in their field.

You will also attend subject specific taught sessions to assist you with planning, assessing and delivering the national curriculum. These sessions will examine the particular nature of learning in your subject area and will be delivered by subject specialists from our partnership of schools.

As this is a school-led programme, you will spend the majority of your time in school learning from excellent practitioners. You will start by observing good practice in your placement school before starting to team teach alongside your school mentor. You will then have the opportunity to deliver solo lessons before you begin your assessed teaching practice on a 50% timetable.

During your school placements you will be supported by your School Mentor and Lead School Mentor. You will have a weekly one-to-one with your mentor and regular meetings with your Lead School Mentor in order to review progress. In addition to this, you are also supported by a Subject Leader and our team of Titan ITT experts.

You will also find a number of ex-trainees in your placement schools, many of whom are in senior leadership roles, these too will prove a valuable source of guidance and support.

QTS is assessed by your classroom practice and a reflective practice folder.

The PGCE is assessed through 3 assignments.

This is a demanding, and highly rewarding, course and we look forward to supporting you into teaching.

School placements

Our partnership of schools are based in the North West of Birmingham with good public transport links. We select the school which would provide the right training environment for you. You can view our partnership schools directly on our website

The SCITT programme runs a 2 placement model designed to give you an equal experience of 2 contrasting school settings.

  • Placement 1 runs from September-February, during this time you will be in school Monday-Thursday and at our Learning Hub on a Friday
  • Placement 2 runs from February to July with an increased teaching timetable resulting in you being in school Monday-Friday.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in modern languages with Spanish or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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.

We recommend using www.equivalencytesting.com for equivalent GCSEs. If you wish to use an alternative provider, please contact us to make sure that they are accepted.

Personal qualities

You will need to demonstrate a passion for your subject, education and making a difference to the lives of young people.

You will need to possess good time keeping skills and be able to prioritise your workload.

You will face many new challenges and will need to have the determination and resilience to meet these challenges and overcome any difficulties.

You need to have the ability to listen to advice and be able to act upon it. You will be offered constructive criticism on a regular basis which will be designed to help you improve your teaching skills.

Other requirements

Once you are accepted onto our course we will carry out a DBS and Fitness to Teach check.

Please ensure the references used on your application are of a professional nature. Where possible include a reference from a school if you have managed to gain any recent school experience.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

Financial support from the training provider

Titan offers a hardship fund should you require additional financial support. You will receive details on how to access this funding during your induction.

About the training provider

Titan Teacher Training has successfully trained teachers for over 30 years. We work in partnership with Primary and Secondary schools across Birmingham’s inner city to deliver outstanding and supportive school-based Teacher Training.

Our course offers Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Master’s credits. Birmingham City University validates the PGCE qualification. To support your academic work, you have access to the university’s facilities and services. You will have the chance to train in a variety of settings: comprehensive, selective and single-sex. You will also be able to follow specialist training pathways in SEND, STEM and alternative provision.

Titan is a small but highly successful provider. Our size enables us to deliver personalised training in a very supportive environment. As a trainee, you will attend cross-phased taught sessions designed to complement your school placements as well as bespoke subject specific sessions.

Many of our trainees choose to remain within our partnership schools and go onto become strong middle and senior leaders. We offer a comprehensive programme to support you through your initial ECT year as part of our ongoing commitment to you.

As a trainee, you will also have access to events & activities from our wider partnership network of over 50 educational institutions across Birmingham.

We provide all our trainees with the best possible support to ensure success at every level.

We look forward to supporting you into teaching!

Interview process

You will have the option to have your interview online or in person. Your interview will consist of:

  • A 10 minute presentation
  • A 40 minute formal interview
  • A 40 minute subject knowledge test (adapted GCSE paper)
  • A 10 minute short reflective written task.

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

Titan is an inclusive provider. We will support you during your training year and make any reasonable adjustments to ensure we meet your specific needs.

Contact this training provider

0121 607 1930
Titan Partnership
75 Harborne Road
West Midlands
B15 3DH

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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