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Secondary Modern Foreign Languages with Qualified Teacher Status PGCE

Secondary Modern Foreign Languages with Qualified Teacher Status PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Modern Languages Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

In this course, you will learn how to convey your skill and enthusiasm for modern languages to secondary students - gaining advanced qualifications and eye-catching employability in the process. Become a capable, employable German, French and Spanish teacher, languages which may make you eligible for an NCTL-funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, or SKE booster course. You explore your languages in depth, leaving with advanced qualifications. You undertake 120 days' placement work, with close academic support and mentoring throughout. Attain a masters-level PGCE, or a PCE, along with your Qualified Teacher Status. Work in a supportive, collaborative environment, with wide-ranging teaching methods. The vocational nature of this course is designed to provide capable, employable German, French and Spanish teachers - having at least two of these languages is a distinct advantage. This course prepares you for a career in: teaching Key Stage 3, 4 and post-16 German, Spanish and French; academic careers as a researcher via Masters level study and PhD; local authority/voluntary sector work or research; non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts; enrichment work with young people; more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Developing and Reflecting on Professional Practice
Developing and Reflecting on Subject Knowledge and Subject Pedagogy
Programme of Preparation and Mentoring in Preparation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. They also need an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent, that includes substantial study in at least one modern foreign language. Or they need to be a native speaker of French, Spanish or German with any degree plus evidence of recent language study. Students are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in modern foreign languages-related or other educational activities.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 7,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for highly skilled employment, creative problem-solving and dealing with...more