Taught course

Secondary Education with QTS - Modern Foreign Languages

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification in French, German or Spanish, or a combination of these. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge. For detailed selection criteria, please see the course listing page of the university website.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to teach foreign languages to the 11-18 age group with Primary Languages and Post-16 input, including students with special needs. You will learn how to develop the main skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) along with cultural awareness. You will have the opportunity to explore strategies for teaching a wide range of learners using a multi-sensory approach with purposeful, challenging and enjoyable activities.

As well as your university lessons, you'll be placed in two different schools during the training year. You'll have the chance to observe another MFL trainee, working together and sharing ideas to help both of your professional developments. Options 2 and 3 allow students, enrolled on the first year of a masters degree in our partner universities in France and Spain, to complete their masters by undertaking the PGCE Secondary MFL course at the University of Cumbria, thereby gaining two prestigious qualifications in one academic year.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 1144