Taught course

PGCE Secondary with Modern Foreign Languages

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

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Entry requirements

English and Maths, GCSE grade C or equivalent and at least a 2:1 degree is required but a 2:2 may be considered. Recent secondary school classroom observation experience. Candidates must take part in individual and group interviews with representatives from schools as well as University tutors.

Months of entry


Course content

Give your secondary education career a solid start with our specialist PGCE. On the Secondary Education with Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) PGCE, you’ll build on your existing qualification to become the kind of teacher who makes a real difference in pupils’ lives.

On completion of this course, you’ll be fully prepared to support pupils aged from 11 to 16 (key stages three and four) in their secondary education.

The course comprises four main areas which are general professional studies, curriculum studies (with MFL-specific methodology), placements in lead and second schools (with a minimum of 150 days over three terms) and academic assignments.

This structure has been carefully developed to ensure you acquire all the skills you need to become a truly excellent secondary MFL teacher. You’ll explore a range of topics to give you a deep understanding of what teachers need to do on a daily basis in order to be effective in their role.

We’re committed to enhancing your natural passion for teaching, developing your subject knowledge, and helping you apply new-found knowledge and skills to lessons.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Kate Brimacombe
01752 636700 ext 5714