PGCE - Secondary - Modern Languages at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

Experience unique opportunities to think outside the box and to capture pupils’ interest - using film, literature, mathematics, PSHE and technology in your lessons.

  • Develop your own philosophy for learning and teaching in modern languages.
  • Learn how pupils develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge and understanding of language in meaningful contexts.
  • Reflect on how to enrich pupils’ language learning experiences by giving them opportunities to develop an appreciation of language and cultural diversity.
  • Be taught by an enthusiastic, experienced and inspiring tutor.
  • Work with our partnerships of excellent Modern Languages Departments where you will be supported by teachers passionate about modern languages and teaching.
  • Enrich your thinking and your practice by working together and with trainees from other subjects.
Modern languages combinations
  • French
  • Spanish
  • French with Spanish
  • Spanish with French
  • French with German
  • German with French
Key Features
  • Very high employment rates
  • The subject specific part of the course aims to build on your expertise in modern languages and to familiarise you with current teaching methodology and research, thus enabling you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the successful teaching of modern languages
  • Learn to teach modern languages in high quality placement schools
  • Use our support systems to help you write assignments at Master’s Level and our additional targeted support for international trainee teachers
  • We work in partnership with the Université d’Angers (France) and you may be interested in the Parcours Diffusion du français en pays anglophones ( PGCE-DIFLANG)


  • Subject Knowledge with a Deep Understanding
  • Specialist Subject Opportunities
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional Studies
  • Enhancement Activities
  • Your career

Assessment method

  • School experience in a range of settings.
  • Professional Studies sessions in school and at University.
  • University-led workshops, lectures, seminars, fieldwork and guest lectures.
  • Study of key texts and supplementary reading.
  • Participation in high level professional discussion, peer presentations and debate.
  • Directed studies, case studies and problem solving tasks; development of practice-based competence and skills of critical reflection through guided individual mentoring during placements.
  • One-to-one academic and personal tutorial support including access to our first class Firstpoint services

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

Entry requirements

Please see the University website for up-to-date and more comprehensive entry requirements. Honours degree (normally 2:2 or higher) from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification, with at least half in a language or a native speaker. Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis. Grade C/level 4 at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) passed at the time of entry School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see the university website for fee details.
PGCE - Secondary - Modern Languages at University of Worcester - UCAS