native speaker of French, German or Spanish?
to relate well to young people?
Are you interested in teaching your language in England?
The British Council and CILT (www.cilt.org.uk),
in collaboration with European partners, are for the sixth year recruiting
graduates from other European countries to teach in schools in England
on the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP).
This is an employment-based route where 'on the job' training is combined
with professional duties in the school. If you a graduate and have the
maturity and relevant experience to cope with an important teaching
load at the same time as training, this programme could be for you.
The CILT/British Council GTP scheme lasts one year and is for native
speakers from France, Austria, Germany and Spain. If you are successful
you will be matched to a suitable school where you will work alongside
an experienced mentor. Your training will be co-ordinated by CILT and
leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion.
This will enable you to work as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in a
secondary school in England. During your training year you will receive
a salary of approximately £13,500 before tax.
If you think you have the experience and stamina to take the GTP route
and wish to apply for the CILT/British Council Scheme download an application
If you are interested in the Post Graduate Certificate
of Education (PGCE) course which leads to the same award of Qualified
Teacher Status (QTS) please contact the Graduate Teacher Training
directly for an application form.
The Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP)
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
GTP trainees will be selected by their training school where
they will teach four days per week. The fifth day will be set
aside for training activities.
Working hours in schools are from approximately 8.30 am to 4pm,
with an average of at least one hour for after-school meetings
per week. These hours do not include time for lesson preparation
and marking, or for studying associated with the training programme.
Trainees will be paid a training salary of approximately £13,500
PGCE students spend 12 weeks at a university or other higher
education institution and 24 weeks on teaching placements in two
PGCE students from the European Union will be eligible for a
training grant of £6,000 plus a subject shortage allowance
of £4,000 on commencing employment.
For more information on other routes into teaching visit www.useyourheadteach.gov.uk
Requirements for the CILT/British
Council GTP Scheme
- You must be a native speaker of German, French or Spanish.
- You must be a European Union resident. Proof of nationality/right
of residency will be requested. The British Council is unable to intervene
in any issues relating to visa or work permit applications on behalf
of successfully placed trainees.
- You must possess an excellent command of spoken and written English.
- You must have the equivalent of maths and English GCSE grade C or
above. (Candidates who do not meet this requirement may be permitted
to sit an equivalent test prior to the second stage of selection.)
- If selected, you will be required to provide a medical certificate
and an extrait de casier judiciare, a polizeiliches Führungszeugnis,
Strafregisterbescheinigung or certificado de penales
- Many language teachers in England are required to teach a second
foreign language (usually Spanish, German or French). It is therefore
an advantage if candidates can offer a second language at basic, intermediate
or advanced level.
Applicants from Austria:
You must hold a Magister or Doktor in either German, English,
French or Spanish but you should not yet have completed your
Unterrichtspraktikum. For further information please contact:
Applicants from France:
You must hold a Maîtrise in either French as a Foreign Language,
English, German or Spanish or be due to complete such a Maîtrise
by September 2004. Applicants who will not have completed a Maîtrise
by that date may be considered if they can demonstrate other relevant
experience. For further information please contact:
Applicants from Germany:
You must hold a Magister/Diplom or the Erstes Staatsexamen which
includes either German as a Foreign Language, English, French or
Spanish. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants from Spain:
You must hold a licenciatura but you should not yet have completed
your Certificado de Aptitúd Pedagógica (CAP).
If you have already completed the CAP, please refer to Frequently
Asked Questions (Q13).
For further information please contact email@example.com
Graduates from other countries:
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for receipt of applications and references
1st round of interviews
(Dates and locations are provisional)
| 27 and
28 April 2004 (Paris)
4, 6 and 7 May 2004 (London)
2nd round of interviews for GTP candidates
(Non or partial attendance may jeopardise the success of your application)
June 2004 (London)
Familiarisation Course for successful GTP candidates
|| 5 - 16
July 2004 (London)
This is the beginning of the training programme and will involve
preparation visits to training schools, seminars/workshops on
communicative language teaching, the National Curriculum, classroom
practice, differentiation, special educational needs, behavioural
management, lesson planning, culture and relationships in the
To be considered for the scheme you must be
available for the first and second round of interviews and the familiarisation
course, a 2-week residential course in England. Full attendance is compulsory
for all those selected for the Graduate Teacher Programme.
Application forms for the Graduate Teacher Programme
are available here.
If you are already a qualified teacher from the EU, please contact
the General Teaching Council for formal recognition of your qualification
You will be eligible to apply for a qualified teacher's post at schools
in England. Vacant posts are usually advertised in the Times Educational
If you are a qualified teacher from a non-EU country, you may be interested
in the Overseas Trained Teacher Programme. Contact the Teacher Training
) for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
about the CILT/British Council Graduate Teacher Programme.
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