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PGCE Secondary Modern Languages (Train to Teach North London) - PGCE

London Metropolitan University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Holloway

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why study this course?

Train to teach modern languages to 11 to 16-year-olds, you’ll begin a fulfilling career which could open many opportunities in education. On this Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited course you’ll cover the principles of Modern Language teaching, producing an effective classroom environment and how to work in the field of education.

Centred around the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, this degree has a rigorous academic programme. There is a human element to the course which encourages individuality and communication. In the past, trainees have achieved 100% good to outstanding at the end of their placements and there is a very high employment rate. Department for Education bursaries are available for this course.

In the most recent (2016-17) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

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.

Assessment

Your assessment will consist of four elements:

School placement A
School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
a Professional Practice Portfolio, which is compiled throughout the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience
the Educational Research Assignment, which allows you to explore an educational issue

There are no examinations.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

After the course

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

    London Metropolitan University, Admissions Office, 166-220 Holloway Road, City of London, N7 8DB, England

Both campuses are in the heart of London, arguably the best city in the world for university students.
London Met is home to a hugely diverse community, with students from more than 140 different nationalities.
The dedicated international team organises induction events and can advise on immigration issues including visas, family and dependants, and work opportunities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 81 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%

    79th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    12th

    25

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