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Secondary Modern Foreign Languages with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

Secondary Modern Foreign Languages with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Modern Languages Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This course is a national shortage subject and government priority with training bursaries available and this course has an excellent reputation. There is a growing need for high caliber language teachers and as such our trainees are very employable. Where appropriate, sessions are conducted in the relevant target language. We welcome applications from native speakers. This course offers specialism in French, German, Mandarin and Spanish. This course enables you to acquire and develop language-teaching skills. You will become aware of the needs of pupils of different abilities and of the goals and methods appropriate to them. You will be prepared for a wide variety of teaching situations by observing good practice in schools and modelling in university sessions, through discussions, peer teaching and practical workshops and through intensive practical teaching to a range of abilities. Feedback from experienced teachers and tutors facilitates your professional development. The course aims to develop a thoughtful and critical approach to the relationship between teaching strategies and the pupils' language learning in the classroom. You will learn how to assess and evaluate pupils' learning and how to use this in future planning. Other issues that form part of the course include language acquisition, cultural background, global citizenship and equal opportunities. There are also opportunities for further study. The PGCE MFL course includes 60 Masters Level CAT points, which can be credited to our MA Language Education for teachers wishing to develop expertise in teaching bilingual learners, English as first language and MFL. We offer a wide range of full and part-time Masters Awards and there are opportunities to apply for a PhD within the Education and Social Research Institute. Students will study this course in school direct route

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Your degree needs to support the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages. For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great modern university located in the global city of Manchester, a city renowned for excellence, innovation, creativity and sport. The University has one of the widest range of postgraduate study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to continuing professional development, Masters of Arts / Science and longer-term Research and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. Manchester is...more

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