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Secondary Initial Teacher Education Modern Languages with QTS PGCE

Secondary Initial Teacher Education Modern Languages with QTS PGCE

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1 year

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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Teaching / Training (General) Secondary Schools (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools Teacher / Trainer Assessment

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Course Summary


This course may be eligible for a bursary. For more information, see the listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button.

The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a one-year (36 week) academic course that trains graduates to be secondary school teachers of Modern Languages.

The PGCE course has been designed to train teachers to practise as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across the age range. Trainees will also often gain experience of the 16-18 age range, although they won't be formally assessed in this phase.

If you have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for languages and want to inspire the next generation of linguists in an exciting and innovative way, then this is the course for you. The Modern Languages PGCE explores all aspects of teaching and learning with a balance of theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on effective pedagogy, adaptive teaching and practical activities for the classroom. This course will support you in becoming a highly skilled, confident, inspiring and reflective teacher of Modern Languages.

The course is active and practical, allowing trainees to develop professional competence through work undertaken in schools and within the University. Trainees work with young people, develop their expertise in their specialist subject area, share and discuss educational issues and study relevant educational research. The course is just the beginning of what we hope will be a process of continual professional development throughout a challenging and rewarding career.

Candidates who have one Modern Language would be asked to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course funded by the DfE prior to the start of the PGCE course. This would be part of the condition of the offer.

For more information, including the most up to date module listing, see the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.


Theories underpinning pedagogical approaches
Feedback and assessment of teaching against the English Teachers' Standards, supported by a university tutor and school based mentor
The use of evidence-based practice
Professional skills and attributes, including keeping children safe
Evaluation of learner needs and the educational impact of their teaching
Current educational policy and practice
Planning and implementing appropriate teaching strategies and classroom management
Theories underpinning pedagogical approaches
Subject studies

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For information on entry requirements for this course see its entry on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.

University information

The University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a modern institution that puts students first. This is a university where ambition and determination are properly rewarded thanks to the outstanding facilities and tuition provided. All students are warmly welcomed and supported throughout their journey, not just in gaining their qualification but also in learning wider skills, boosting their career prospects or broadening their...more