Taught course

(Secondary) Modern Foreign Languages PGCE

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary. GCSE (minimum grade C) in English language and mathematics. Degree in relevant subject. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate recent and relevant experience of children in secondary schools. The Department for Education has introduced Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy for all applicants to teacher training (QTS) routes. These tests are compulsory, and it will not be possible to enter training without having successfully completed them. All applicants are required to attend an interview in person. All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 in all elements.For further guidance please see our website or contact our admissions office. More information is also available at the governments teaching website: www.education.gov.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11–16 age range which enables you to be employed as a qualified teacher in secondary schools in England and Wales. The course also offers enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phase.

The programme would be suitable if you have graduated with a good honours degree or equivalent, in a subject directly relevant to modern foreign languages. You will graduate a competent and confident teacher of French, German or Spanish at all levels in secondary schools.

Studying with us, you will have access to excellent resources and gain practical experience in two of around 250 schools with whom we have partnerships. You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content.

Specialising in modern foreign languages at PGCE level means that you will be able to take a role in the leadership and development of these subject areas throughout your career.

Students on this course can choose to progress to one of our Education MAs after completing the PGCE.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
01273 644644