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PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Spanish Language Modern Languages Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools
PGCE Secondary (Spanish) will train you to teach Spanish across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range.
It will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum, GCSE and A-level.
Completion leads to a postgraduate qualification and recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).
University-based sessions will enable you to reflect on teaching methods.
We are dedicated to developing your expertise and we believe passionately in the benefits of creative motivating and engaging language lessons in order to create the next generation of lifelong language speakers.
Our sessions are all interactive and good pedagogy is modelled by skilled and highly motivated tutors and guest speakers. Your University tutors combine experience as outstanding teachers with academic knowledge of innovative, current and relevant educational research.
We have strong partnerships with schools and colleges, many of which are involved in research projects with the University. We work with a large variety of schools, comprehensives, grammar schools, special schools and sixth form colleges, allowing us to personalise your placement experiences to your individual needs.
Completing a PGCE is one route to becoming a fully qualified teacher. This form of teacher training is recommended for anyone with an undergraduate degree who is looking to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You need QTS to teach in a state-maintained or special school in England and Wales. Whilst other routes to gain QTS exist, they do not all come with the postgraduate qualification of a PGCE. A PGCE from The University of Manchester is a valued qualification regionally, nationally and internationally.
When you study a PGCE with us, we help you prepare for a successful career in education. You will be given clear direction, advice and support when making applications for teaching posts and our employment rates are consistently high.
In addition to this, a PGCE qualification can count as 60 of the 180 credits required for a Master's degree, and The University of Manchester offers a range of postgraduate Education courses should you wish to continue your professional development by completing a Master's as you progress further in your career.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Minimum 2:2 honours degree. If you are not a native Spanish speaker, approximately 50% or more of your degree content should have focused on Spanish. A strong academic record at A-level (or equivalent), including French, German or Spanish. You should also be able to speak a second language (French or German). If this is at beginners' level, you would be required to develop it through a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, available at various institutions. Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.