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Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) – Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 weeks

Course summary

The Modern Languages teacher training course is held in very high esteem by all those who work with us: partnership schools, languages teachers, and our students who year after year say that they find the challenge exciting and our support outstanding. We aim to help student teachers develop into well informed, critical and adaptable teachers so that their own teaching personality can blossom. We welcome applications from excellent and committed linguists who wish to train to teach French, German or Spanish and make a positive difference to language learning and children’s lives.

Like a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd also known as a PGDE) is a teacher training programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) however it has the advantage of offering the equivalent of 120 credits which may be used towards our MA in Teaching Studies. Graded as outstanding by consecutive Ofsted inspections, the Secondary PGDipEd is a unique programme which offers high quality training and support as well as excellent employment prospects.

Teaching practice will take several forms: school placements and also team teaching while at the University. You will also get involved in small scale research projects for your assignments so that you can evaluate the theory in practice and integrate this learning into your own teaching. The School of Education collaborates with the University of Birmingham School to offer a number of activities designed to enhance pupil experiences of learning Modern Languages and your experience of learning to teach Modern Languages. Examples of these activities include field trips, master classes and small group teaching.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,450per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

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    10th out of 81 3

    16th out of 49 8

    7th out of 36 1

    17th out of 48 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 74%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    17th

    57
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    153 70%

    21st

    1
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    / Max 100
    86 86%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    47th

    28
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    153 76%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    27th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    153 72%

    22nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    19th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    16th

    14

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