Taught course

PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages with QTS

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · SWW Centre of Teacher Education

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Entry requirements

A degree in the main language to be taught and, where applicable, an 'A' level or equivalent in the other language. Native speakers should have a university degree, normally English.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE course in Modern Foreign Languages prepares students to teach their main target language to pupils aged 11-18 and, where applicable, their subsidiary language to pupils aged 11-14. The emphasis is on interaction, critical reflection, high linguistic levels, imagination and hard work.

There has never been a more pressing time to teach languages and we aim to promote and extend pupils' experiences so that they are ready to be citizens of our globalised world. We want to prepare passionate linguists who will encourage more pupils into language learning and who are ready to meet the challenges set out by the Welsh Government's Global Futures strategic document.

The course includes interactive seminars, lectures and workshops. These provide students with key principles, practical ideas and resources that equip them to teach modern foreign languages. 12 weeks of the course are spent in university and 24 in schools. There is an emphasis on developing subject knowledge using ICT, as well as opportunities for group work with native speakers.

During the year the students submit coursework assignments with the possibility of gaining credits towards a Master’s degree. During school placements practising teachers and tutors formally observe and assess a number of lessons. At the end of each term the students receive written reports which summarises their progress towards meeting the standards for the award of QTS.

You can choose from the following language options:

  • French (UCAS course code: 2X6B)
  • French and German (UCAS course code 2X67)
  • French with Spanish (UCAS course code 2X6C)
  • Spanish with French (UCAS course code 2X6F).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01792 481000