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PGCE Modern Foreign Languages (French,German and Spanish)

PGCE Modern Foreign Languages (French,German and Spanish)

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

German Language French Language Spanish Language Modern Languages

Course type


Course Summary

If you are looking for a career where you can inspire, motivate and make a difference to the lives of young people, teaching is for you.

At UEA, we don’t believe in a prescribed method of teaching. Instead, we will support you in exploring a range of pedagogical approaches and strategies, so that you can meet the needs of pupils and develop your own style of teaching.

As you will be learning from a variety of experts from our extensive partnership (more than 80 schools), you’ll need to be open minded, trying a range of different methods and finding out what works for you and your pupils.

With a gradual progression in solo teaching hours, our PGCE programme is carefully sequenced to allow you to succeed in the classroom and become a reflective practitioner, whilst supporting you in making learning foreign languages an engaging, challenging yet fully inclusive experience for pupils.


Our one-year, full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary MFL programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach MFL pupils aged 11 to 16, with Sixth Form enhancement. This gives you the opportunity to develop post-16 teaching skills if this is something you are interested in.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits. QTS will qualify you to teach children up to 18 years old.

Our PGCE Master’s programme closely interweaves school (minimum 120 days) and university-based training to provide a solid foundation for the rest of your career. As well as providing a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching, our course will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice, helping you understand the optimum ways pupils learn languages.


Alongside your PGCE, you will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

You will be supported by your tutor in making an informed choice regarding your first teaching position, as well as throughout the application and interview process.

The support will continue beyond your training year, as we work closely with schools and Early Career Teacher (ECT) induction bodies to identify and provide support in case it is needed.

Within a few years of joining the profession, you could find yourself being promoted into a role with leadership and/or pastoral responsibilities.



Head of Department/ Head of Year

Deputy headteacher



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Entry requirements

Students need to have: 2:2 or above in Languages.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a research-driven university located in Norwich, with an international reputation for excellence and over 15,000 students comprising a diverse community representing over 80 countries worldwide. Around 25% of students are postgraduates. The university is part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest research communities in Europe, conducting pioneering work into some of the most progressive current...more

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