Training institutions


There are a growing number of Initial Teacher Training providers in the UK, including Higher Education Institutions, School-Centred ITT providers and Designated Recommending Bodies offering employment-based training. This section offers links to course information and contact details for these training institutions, from a variety of sources.

Higher Education Institutions

Graduate Teacher Training Registry
The GTTR process applications for entry to PGCE courses on behalf of ITT providers in England, Wales and Scotland (except the University of Paisley). It offers a searchable database of ITT providers by age range, subject and course type.

Secondary MFL Teacher Training Institutions (pdf document)
A listing of the institutions offering teacher training courses in secondary modern foreign languages including PGCE, BEd, BA QTS, PGCE-Maitrise and some SCITTs. The institution name and address, MFL ITT course leader contact details, courses offered and main and subsidiary languages offered are given for each provider.

Primary MFL Teacher Training Institutions 
A listing of institutions in England offering initial teacher training courses in primary education with a specialism in teaching languages. Also includes details of courses for teaching languages at Key Stages 2 and 3. The institution name, contact details and languages offered for each provider are listed.

Training to teach languages in adult and further education (pdf document)
This information sheet offers information, further contacts and advice on training to teach adults. It lists some organisations and accrediting bodies offering teacher training qualifications for languages as well as generic courses with a language component.

School-Centred ITT

SCITT providers
This links to a current list of the school consortia (lead school or managing agents) listed in alphabetical order of area. Information on the age range (primary or secondary training) and subjects offered is provided.

DRBs employment based ITT

Designated Recommending Bodies
Designated Recommending Bodies (DRBs) are partnerships of schools, local education authorities and initial teacher training providers that deliver the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP). This link to the TTA website provides contact details for the 90 DRBs in England.





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