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Secondary PGCE with QTS: Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish), PGCert

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Welcome to the Swansea University Schools’ Partnership (SUSP/PYPA), an innovative collaboration of school and university-based staff working together to ensure that ‘Tomorrow’s Teachers’ have the skills and experience to make a difference to pupils in Wales.

Well-qualified Modern Foreign Languages teachers are in high demand across the UK. SUSP has developed an innovative Secondary Modern Foreign Languages - French/Spanish PGCE programme that is designed to provide new entrants to the teaching profession with confidence in their subject knowledge and in their understanding of how to teach it. This programme will prepare you to make a positive contribution to the learning communities you will be joining. SUSP’s Secondary Modern Foreign Languages - French/Spanish PGCE programme is underpinned by regional, national and international research. You will learn how to make French/Spanish meaningful and engaging by providing rich and vibrant contexts for learning.

SUSP’s integrated and rigorous PGCE programme will challenge you academically and professionally. The PGCE Modern Foreign Languages - French/Spanish programme aims to develop critical understanding of the nature of language acquisition, of how Modern Foreign Languages - French/Spanish can be most effectively taught and of how meaningful links can be made between languages. You will be encouraged to research and test your own approaches to French and/or Spanish pedagogy to find those techniques that work best for you and for the pupils you teach. SUSP is committed to developing research-informed reflective practitioners who can demonstrate creativity and flexibility in their teaching so that learners develop their subject competence in an environment that cultivates enjoyment.

PGCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Successful completion of the SUSP PGCE will lead to recommendation to the Education Workforce Council for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and provides opportunities for employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in schools.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,150per year

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

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 84 7

    42nd out of 50 19

    39th out of 49 4

    25th out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    134 65%

    21st

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%

    83rd

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    109 53%

    42nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    34th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    29th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    109 56%

    38th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    33rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    15th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    116 55%

    22nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    15th

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