Begin a rewarding and fulfilling career in teaching with a PGCE in Secondary Modern Languages.
This course covers the principles of modern language teaching, producing an effective classroom environment and how to work in the field of education.
Centred around the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, this degree has a rigorous academic programme. There is a human element to the course which encourages individuality and communication. Interested in finding out more? Sign up for one of our information events – online or in person – a chance to meet the tutors and get your questions answered. See below.
This course will train you to teach 11 to 16-year-olds (Key Stages 3 and 4) and, by arrangement, 16 to 18-year-olds in a secondary school environment. This PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The modern languages included are French, Spanish and German, and you will be developing pupils’ skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing the language they choose to learn.
At the University, you’ll study teaching methodology, pupil assessment and how children learn. There will also be collaborative and school-based projects with other trainees.
This PGCE course will broaden your understanding of teaching in multicultural urban environments. Through your two school placements, you’ll learn how to help pupils develop their foreign languages effectively and fluently.
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Curriculum Studies (core, 30 credits)
Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (core, 30 credits)
School Experience to Progress Point 2 (core, 15 credits)
School Experience to Progress Point 5 (core, 45 credits)
This intensive PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which enables you to teach Modern Languages to 11 to 16-year-olds.