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PGCE Primary: Modern Languages

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Modern Languages

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This full-time, one-year course is designed to train you to apply your knowledge flexibly to a variety of contexts and to model good practice while teaching. The Primary Modern Languages route is designed to prepare you to teach across the primary curriculum and develop expertise in teaching and learning modern languages.

The course runs from September to July and you’ll spend most of this time (at least 24 weeks) on placement in schools. As part of the course all students will spend time teaching a Modern Language in a partnership school in the UK; there is also the option to teach abroad in Belgium or Tenerife.

We also offer two other routes:

PGCE Primary route prepares you to teach all subjects to pupils aged 5-11

PGCE Early Years route prepares you to teach children aged 3-7

The course enables you to develop your skills of critical analysis and engage with educational research at the same time as developing practical classroom skills through school experience. It is taught at master’s level which will allow you to gain up to 60 credits towards a master’s qualification in the future. By the end of the course, you’ll be a reflective practitioner equipped to continue your professional learning throughout your career.

Teaching and Assessment

In order to qualify for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you must pass all school experiences and pass a 12,000-word portfolio at master’s level.

The portfolio consists of several tasks that you will complete during the year and share with your Academic Adviser, a member of university staff who will support you throughout the year. They will provide feedback on your work and support you to achieve. Each of the tasks is designed to support your development as a primary teacher and is directly relevant to your practice in the classroom.

Where this can take you

This programme will enable you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status and work as a primary class teacher either with your own class or as a specialist teacher. While most graduates choose to work in a primary school, in previous years, some students have been employed in secondary schools, special schools or the wider education sector. Many of our previous students have progressed in their careers and now hold senior posts in their schools.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

07-SEP-20

Modules

The Core Curriculum module will develop your confidence and enjoyment to teach English, Mathematics and Science. Through lively and interactive seminars, you will develop your subject, curriculum and pedagogical knowledge in all three subjects. It will equip you to take a critical and reflective view of each subject’s curriculum and pedagogies. You will develop a detailed understanding of the distinctive features of each subject area and explore relevant research concerning children’s learning in that subject. By linking your learning to school experience, the module will promote the necessary competencies and understanding you need to plan, teach and assess the core curriculum effectively.

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)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must hold an honours degree or equivalent qualification. The majority of successful applicants will have a 2:2 or above degree but we do accept applicants with a lower classification but an otherwise strong application. All applicants must have GCSE passes in English, mathematics and science at grade C / 4 or above. We will consider applicants who are taking the relevant GCSEs whilst applying.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. This year the University celebrates its 180th year of teaching and research excellence. As a silver-rated institution by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University is recognized as delivering high quality teaching and learning for students. They actively embrace the unique...more

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