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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Modern Foreign Languages) PGCE

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Modern Foreign Languages) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Foreign Languages Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The course provides practical and theoretical ideas about language teaching from tutors and practising teachers. You will be able to participate in the research projects of the course tutors and develop as classroom researchers over the course. In the last research assessment exercise, the department was rated second in the UK (REF, 2014).

Description

Our PGCE MFL course offers four language combinations:

French major with German as a minor
German major with French as a minor
Spanish major with French as a minor
French major with Spanish as a minor

Our course emphasises learning through critical reflection on theory, practice and research. We encourage ongoing development of subject knowledge through peer support and our e-learning platform designed in conjunction with colleagues from the King’s Modern Language Centre to develop your linguistic competence and pedagogical awareness. Our course is delivered by tutors who have extensive teaching experience and are actively involved in research of international quality.

This is a full-time course that consists of four required modules and two blocks of teaching experience based in secondary schools within London and Greater London. You will complete the course within ten months, studying September to June. You must take modules totalling 120 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification.

You’ll engage in education, pedagogy and professional studies sessions and curriculum workshops. These will take place in both university and school settings and will develop your expertise in general educational and professional issues, as well as subject pedagogy.

You’ll gain the skills and understanding to take up positions in schools as a teacher of your subject with the potential to contribute fully to the life of the school.

School Direct Route: The School Direct non-salaried teacher training route is composed of a partnership between King’s College London and a lead school. Students apply to the lead school for admission to the programme. The academic components of the course are delivered by King’s College London whilst the secondary school teaching experience is organised by the lead school.

Career prospects

The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education; many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

37 weeks

Start date

SEP

Modules

School Data (15 Credits)
Focused Pedagogical Resources (30 Credits)
Professional Practice in Education (45 Credits)
Studying Policy and Professional Practice (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

General entry advice Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours or above (or overseas equivalent) with knowledge and understanding of the subject you intend to teach. GCSE grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification, in English Language and mathematics. Applicants without these English or mathematics qualifications at the time they apply may be considered, but they must obtain them, or pass an equivalent test set by King's, before the course starts. Applicants for Modern Foreign Languages need to offer two languages, either French and German or French and Spanish, with qualifications equivalent to at least AS-level in the subsidiary language.