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British Council: Train as a language teacher in England (Earn £28,000 tax-free)

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Are you passionate about French, German or Spanish? If so, you could receive a scholarship of £28,000 to train as a secondary-school language teacher in England.

As a language teacher, you can continue to use your languages every day. You can play a part in equipping the next generation with skills employers need. Good language teachers are in demand and there has never been a better time to enter the profession, with attractive starting salaries and long-term job prospects.

Take a step towards inspiring a new generation of young people to love languages as much as you do.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day.


  • A scholarship of £28,000 to train as a secondary-school language teacher in England.
  • A further £6,000 after tax* once in teaching (paid over three years – view further information on Early Career Payments )
  • Access to a range of professional development opportunities and resources


  • To be eligible to apply, you must have, or be predicted to achieve, a minimum of a 2:1 in a French, German or Spanish degree.
  • If you have a 2:1 degree in a different subject that demonstrates excellent language skills and significant knowledge, you may also apply.
  • If you have a 2:2, or predicted 2:2 degree in the language, a relevant PhD or master’s degree, or recognised equivalent and substantial relevant experience, you may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  • be entitled to support for a tuition fee loan via Student Finance England if you’re a home or EU student. Residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will need to be entitled for support as set out by their country’s student finance body (Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance NI).
  • by September 2019, secure your training place on an eligible university-led or school-led (fee-based, non-salaried) language course in England for the 2019/20 academic year. The training place must be with a provider allocated ITT places via DfE and lead to achieved Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) status.


The final deadline for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 2 June. Successful candidates will be invited to interview in June and July, and scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates in July.

To complete your online application you will need to register as a new user and then log on to the online form, unless you are applying for a second time where you will be able to use your original log-in details.

To apply, Click here

For more information visit, British Council Traineeship

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