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PGCE Secondary Community Languages

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Languages Teaching / Training: General Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11-to-16 age range, which qualifies you to be a teacher in secondary schools in England and Wales. Where possible, we also give you the chance to gain experience in the 11-to-18 age range. It is of the utmost importance that all young people get the chance to learn at least one language to a high standard. That’s why schools will always need highly-skilled language teachers to help pupils develop valuable, lifelong skills – and why trainee language teachers can benefit from the highest range of training bursaries.

Your teacher training will help you discover how to open young people’s eyes and ears to the beauty of the language by exploring its uses in business, everyday life and culture. The course will support you to develop as a great teacher who can bring the subject to life by devising and delivering a diverse range of engaging lessons that educate and excite all pupils. You will develop the skills to devise and deliver enlightening lessons and teach pupils about our planet’s people, places, landscapes, processes and fascinating natural history. The subject studies element of the course will show you how to break down barriers and find ways to help both struggling and high-achieving students. You will be guided by specialist tutors who have relevant teaching experience and who often contribute to educational research, policy and curriculum developments in your subject. You will learn about children and child development in the core Active Inquiry and Technology-Enhanced Learning modules with the rest of the Secondary PGCE cohort.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Active Inquiry and Intervention: impacting upon Pupil Progress (30 Credits) - Core
School-Based Learning: Reflections on Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Developing subject expertise and subject specialism (30 Credits) - Core
Securing Pupil Progress (30 Credits) - Core
Research informed practice (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have 2.2 honours degree or above in the subject area applicant plans to teach. All applicants must have GCSE English and Maths grade A*-C. Applicants must pass a Skills Test in Literacy and Numeracy prior to starting the course. They will also need to attend an interview.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more