Masters | Postgraduate Course - Secondary Modern Languages (ILLTA) PGCE Course Details within London Metropolitan University

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Secondary Modern Languages (ILLTA) PGCE

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PGCE 1 year full time

Train to teach modern languages to 11 to 16-year-olds, and kick-start a fulfilling career as a secondary school teacher on this Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited course. You’ll learn the principles of effective modern languages teaching and discover how to develop pupils’ love of a foreign language. Your school placements reinforce what you learn by given you hands-on practical experience in the classroom. 

Trainees on our PGCE Secondary courses achieve high results, with 95% receiving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course and 96% going on to obtain employment, often with one of their placement schools.
This Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited PGCE Secondary Modern Languages course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and prepares you to teach 11 to 16-year-olds. You may also have the opportunity to work in A level environments.
You’ll focus on the principles of teaching modern languages including French, Spanish and German, and will develop school pupils’ skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing these languages.
At the University you’ll explore teaching methodology, pupil assessment and the fundamentals of how children learn. The PGCE course will also broaden your understanding of teaching in multicultural urban environments through your two placements in London, where you’ll learn how to help pupils develop their foreign language skills.

Module details

Modules for this course are to be confirmed.

Entry Requirements

Along with the University's standard entry requirements, you will be required to have:

  • UK degree grade 2.2 in the language you want to teach or equivalent. If you do not have a degree in that language but hold an alternative degree at the required level, then you should be a native speaker. You should also ideally have spent a significant amount of time in a country where the foreign language you intend to teach is spoken.
  • a pass in professional skills tests for literacy and numeracy
  • a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) which you will be advised to apply for after an offer is made
  • GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent, see Equivalency Testing or A Star Teachers)

We do make conditional offers (with strict deadlines) so it is important that you include all pending qualifications in your UCAS application.

The University will assess any overseas qualifications for equivalence using a number of resources including our own internal guidelines, the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and the Overseas Degree Table.

Programme Funding

Funding is available for many postgraduate courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Depending on your teaching subject and degree classification, you may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship of up to £30,000 through the teacher training bursary.

Student Destinations

This intensive PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which enables you to teach modern languages to 11 to 16-year-olds. Our trainees have gone on to secure school secondary teacher roles at schools including Ark Academy, Ralph Allen School, Bushey Academy and more.