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Secondary Education with QTS: Modern Foreign Languages (11-16 years) PGCE

Secondary Education with QTS: Modern Foreign Languages (11-16 years) 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 will enable you to teach foreign languages to the 11-18 age group with Primary Languages and Post-16 input, including students with special needs. You will learn how to develop the main skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) along with cultural awareness. The course will begin with an immersive experience (learning Serbian) as a vehicle for the exploration of what it means to learn a language from a beginner’s viewpoint. This immersive experience will also serve as a methodological springboard for the examination of a target language approach. This approach has been adopted by various local schools, where we will travel to in order to observe MFL lessons taught by expert Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 teachers. You will deconstruct classroom learning activities into their constituent parts, examine their underpinning theoretical principles, and then build them up again so that you can implement them effectively in the classroom.

We have designed our highly-rated PGCE Secondary in Modern Foreign Languages so that you will graduate knowing how to confidently devise and deliver engaging lessons in the target language that widen learners’ linguistic and cultural horizons. You will be supported by our expert tutors and visiting MFL teachers to teach learners of all secondary ages and abilities, to assess their progress in a range of linguistic skills and to develop their confidence in using the target language to fulfil their own communicative needs. Our PGCE course includes QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and we will also help you apply for a position as a secondary school teacher during the course. You will have qualified teacher status which will allow you to immediately apply for an exciting career as a French, Spanish or German teacher at secondary school. The Master FLE and ELE will qualify you to teach in a range of international contexts, including university. Our former students have found rewarding careers in the UK and around the globe, teaching languages in a range of international contexts. The PGCE is highly valued in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Different course options

Full time | Lancaster Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Developing Learning - Core
Learning Across and Beyond the Curriculum - Core
Professional Skill - Core
Investigating Learning - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification in French, German or Spanish, or a combination of these. Their degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge. GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics or recognised equivalent qualifications. If they don't have an undergraduate degree but do have a Masters or other higher qualification, your application will be considered by our academic tutors on a one-to-one basis.