PGCE Secondary (MFL French, German, Spanish) PGCE

This PGCE course prepares you to teach French, German and/or Spanish in the 11-16 age ranges with opportunities to gain experience of teaching post-16. It is an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, combining study at either postgraduate or professional level with practical training to meet the Teachers' Standards.

This course has a number of different learning options, please see the full list of UCAS codes in the Entry Requirements section for more information.

PGCE Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration
2VQR UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

You will normally need:

  • GCSEs at grade 4 (previously C) or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and a Science at the time of application.
  • An honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above (Where the degree result is to be awarded in the year of application, we will require a predicted degree classification as part of an academic reference provided on the application)
  • Experience - please see information below
  • Declaration of Health

    DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure

When shortlisting for an interview, we will consider the following aspects of your qualifications:

  • GCSE grades (or equivalents) and relevance of subjects
  • A Level grades (or equivalents) and relevance of subjects
  • Degree Class and relevance of content
  • Additional relevant qualifications

Experience

Experience in a relevant setting is useful as it will help you to make sure that you are aware of the role of a teacher in the twenty-first century. The course is intensive and demanding and you need to be aware of what a career in the teaching profession entails.

We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Primary PGCE.

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) - formerly the CRB and Health

In addition, you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Declaration of Health Form, or if required, a medical examination. In addition, all students will need to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)). A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.

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