Training to teach Spanish

Spanish is second only to Mandarin as the most commonly spoken native language in the world. It’s also become increasingly popular as a GCSE subject. As a Spanish trainee teacher, you could benefit from a tax-free £25k bursary or apply for a £27.5k scholarship from the British Council, to support your training year. There’s even support in place before you apply - when you register with us, you could receive free tailored advice from a teaching professional throughout the application process. If you’re non-UK EU national, read our helpful summary on preparing for teaching - you could also receive a tax-free bursary or scholarship. 

Applications for scholarships are now open

With its worldwide prevalence, it’s important for all students to have the same opportunities to be taught Spanish brilliantly. Your teacher training will help you develop the skills to take on that task and deliver engaging lessons that make learning Spanish enjoyable and rewarding for both you and your pupils.

A career as a Spanish teacher gives you the chance to relate the cultures of Spanish-speaking nations across the world to your language teaching. This could be through classroom environments and lesson content, or on school trips and student exchanges.

The benefits of teaching don’t end with the job security and satisfaction, you’ll be helping young people learn an important language for work and travel.

As a qualified teacher, you’ll also earn a competitive starting salary of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London, with lots of opportunities for rapid career progression.


Get your own dedicated adviser –

an experienced teaching professional throughout the application process

Get tax-free financial support of up to £27.5k

as a trainee languages teacher in 2017/18

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach University of Cumbria

22 June 2017 15:00

This event in Lancaster will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.


Preparing for your teacher training

05 June 2017 18:30

Have you accepted a teacher training place for September 2017? Join us to find out how you can prepare for the best possible start.

Advice for First and Second Year Undergraduates

12 June 2017 18:30

This online event is for first and second year university students interested in teaching. Find out what you can do now that will help you make a great application for teacher training.

Support with your application

19 June 2017 18:30

This online event will provide hints and tips on how to draft a great personal statement.