Your assistantship might be taken into account for increments in salary if you become a primary and secondary school teacher. Get your Certificate of Service stamped and signed by your school at the end of the year and produce it to the relevant local education authority through which employment is obtained.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher after your experience as an Assistant, you can get further information about teaching modern languages in England from CILT, the National Centre for Languages They also have an information sheet listing the UK institutions offering initial teacher training courses in modern foreign languages.
If you are a native speaker of French, German or Spanish and have at least the equivalent of a UK bachelor’s degree, you may wish to apply for the Graduate Teacher Programme which is an employment-based initiative enabling graduates to train and qualify as teachers while they work in a secondary school .
If you wish to teach in Scotland, take a look at the Scottish Executive web site. They produce a document entitled "Teaching in Scotland", which can be obtained by calling 0131 244 7930. The following organisations can also offer further information:
The General Teaching Council for Scotland
96 Cleriston Road
Edinburgh EH12 6UT
Telephone 0131 314 6039
Funding information is available from:
Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Gyleview House, 3 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh EH12 9AH
Telephone 0131 476 8228
If you would like to know more about becoming a teacher, go to the TDA website
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