Our modern foreign language (MFL) PGCE course offers you the opportunity to train to teach French, Spanish and German.

Why study Secondary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)?

Most often, you will offer one main language for teaching, but many also offer a second language, perhaps at Key Stage 3 level.

Trainees are assessed on their ability to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range, but opportunities for A Level teaching are also included in the programme as appropriate.

Study Details:

PGCE 1 year full-time

Module Details:

  • General Professional Studies
  • Modern Languages: Subject Specialism
  • School Experience One (Foundation)
  • School Experience Two (Development)
  • School Experience Three (Consolidation)
  • Reflective Overview
  • Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Investigating Teaching and Learning
  • Supporting Learning

Student Destinations

The quality of the provision at St Mary’s is valued by our trainees and schools, resulting in high levels (over 70%) of NQT employment in our partnership schools. Employment rates following the PGCE course are consistently over 90% in teaching roles.

On the programme you will study two Master’s’ modules leading to 60 credits at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to further your postgraduate studies in your career as these credits are transferable.

At the end of the PGCE course, you will have the opportunity to complete a three-week placement in a special education setting. This is highly valued by trainee teachers to broaden their understanding of specific learning needs for some learners.


Home/EU: £9,250 International: £12,730

Entry Requirements

MFL PGCE applicants are expected to have a good degree (2:2 or above) in a related subject.

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