We are providing FREE TSST (Teacher Subject Specialism Training) in French, German and Spanish at venues located across Birmingham and the West Midlands. 

The face-to-face pedagogy sessions are carried out in English and as part of the programme, you will also have a one year online learning package with Rosetta Stone. 

Venue:  Birmingham - Bishop Challoner, Kings Heath

Day 1 June 2020 Thursday 11th June 9 am - 3 pm
Day 2 July 2020 Monday 6th July 9 am - 3 pm


Venue:  Stoke-on-Trent - North Stafford Hotel, Station Road

Day 1 March 2020 Wednesday 18th March
9 am - 3 pm

Day 2

March 2020

Tuesday 31st March

9 am - 3 pm


Venue:  The Wesley, London, Euston Road

Day 1 Summer 2020 New date to be announced.
21st March now CANCELLED
9 am - 3 pm

Day 2

Summer 2020 Date To Be Confirmed 9 am - 3 pm

Who is eligible? 

Any secondary teacher who holds a UK Teacher Reference Number (TRN) or an unqualified teacher in an Academy, and is either:

  • a teacher of MFL needing to refresh a second or third language, or learn an additional one
  • a teacher of MFL returning after a career break who wants to refresh subject knowledge and MFL pedagogy
  • a teacher of any other subject who is a native speaker of French, Spanish or German and wishes to move into language teaching
  • a primary teacher thinking of moving to teach French or Spanish in a secondary school

Additional eligibility criteria:

  • Non-specialist newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are eligible
  • Primary teachers are only eligible if they will be teaching Y7/8 pupils as part of cross-school KS2/3 collaboration (eg in a multi-academy trust) or if they have firm plans to convert from primary to a secondary teaching post
  • Participants who are members of and have been awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (eg in a multi-academy trust) if they have firm plans to teach MFL.
  • Non-specialist supply teachers are eligible if they do not have a contract with a school and are committed to returning to a permanent post.

What else is included?

  • Individual mentoring
  • Coaching and observation by SLEs
  • Opportunities to observe good practice in schools
  • A certificate of completion
  • A learning journal to track your progress through the course

To register interest contact: