Taught course

Secondary Modern Languages PGCE (including School Direct) with QTS

University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally:

  • hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:2 degree (preferred 2:1)
  • have GCSE grade C/ grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths
  • have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy

Apply online at UCAS.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Share and inspire the fascinating study of different languages through teaching Modern Languages, and enjoy developing young people’s language skills through your subject specialism.

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Why Study Secondary Modern Languages PGCE with us?

During the course, you will learn how to encourage young people’s language skills through your subject specialism.

The Subject Enrichment Week for Modern Foreign Languages trainees has allowed individuals to pursue specific directed work in their chosen countries. Many trainees choose to visit schools abroad to look at how languages are taught. It offers a welcome opportunity to brush up on second language proficiency and collect resources for use in the classroom.

"The MFL course is well structured and taught. It ties in neatly with the development of teaching in school."

"I have been able to explore many ideas and aspects of MFL methodology and theory and put them into practice in school."

(Comments from previous trainees)

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services