A 1+2 Approach

Teachers - education, development and recruitment

Teacher development

We’ve given a lot of support over a number of years to the development of the 1+2 Approach and the key target and aim for us is to make sure that it is embedded within our education system.

Interview with Deputy First Minister (February 2017)

Leading learning in languages

The 1+2 Languages Leadership Programme is the flagship national leadership programme. Jointly run by Education Scotland and SCILT, the programme offers Masters level professional learning that supports schools, clusters and local authorities to build leadership capacity. Free places on the 1+2 LLP are offered to any post-probationer teacher or teacher educator working in the public sector, who have, or aspire to have a role in leading languages education for young people, families and colleagues in and beyond their own workplace.

The programme comprises a 4 day Summer School followed by optional elements which lead towards the award of GTCS Professional Recognition: leading learning in languages.

Across the seven cohorts to date, we have welcomed well over two hundred participants onto the programme from across Scotland, with more than 50 achieving Professional Recognition.

Watch the film to get a flavour of the most recent Summer School.


  • I feel excited, passionate and full of confidence to lead on languages in my context, thanks to the 1+2 Languages Leadership Summer School! I have gained a wealth of knowledge, ideas and resources that I cannot wait to put in to practice. (1+2 LLP participant 2019-20)

Feedback on the Professional Recognition option:

  • The small group approach [to Recall Day] was very reassuring and actually very enjoyable.  Would I recommend doing it? Absolutely! If you've taken the step to come to Summer School then you owe it to yourself to complete the process … Plus, it gives you a chance to catch up again with the many lovely friends that you make over the course of [Summer School]  (1+2 LLP participant 2018-19)

Applications for the programme are closed at the moment, but please email SCILT for more information.

The 1+2 Languages Leadership Programme is informed by:

Further professional learning opportunities from SCILT

SCILT aims to provide high quality professional learning opportunities to support the teaching and learning of languages across all sectors and all parts of the country. Please visit the professional learning pages for further information.

University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
SCILT - Scotlands National centre for Languages