University of East Anglia
Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish) (R9X1)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.uea.ac.uk/education/pgce

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About the course

Our 38-week, full-time PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach Modern Foreign Languages to pupils aged between 11 and 16 – plus the option of additional experience of A level Modern Foreign Languages teaching.

On this course you will develop a range of skills to enthuse pupils and support them in achieving their linguistic potential, and learn about the importance of developing cultural understanding and the impact this can have in shaping young people’s worldviews.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

Find out more about this course

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Interview process

Interviews are part of the formal selection process. You will need to present yourself well, come prepared, and dress smartly. Your interview day will include:

  • An introductory talk
  • An individual interview
  • A written task
  • An assessment of your language specialism

You may also be asked to complete other relevant tasks such as:

  • Giving a presentation
  • A group interview
  • Literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge questions

How school placements work

School experience takes place in our partnership schools across the region.

During the two extensive placements in our partnership schools, you will gain a broad range of practical teaching experience. You will learn to put ideas and theory into practice.

Fees

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £21,300

For any additional course costs at the University of East Anglia please visit our website

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £10,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Find out more about the Financial Support available within our Essential Information section

Requirements

Qualifications

Prior to submitting your application, you will need:

  • A GCSE pass at grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification in English language and mathematics
  • IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent qualification, if your first language is not English

Prior to beginning the course, you will need to have achieved a degree or its equivalent in languages, languages and literature or linguistics. As a general guideline, approximately 50% of the degree should be relevant to the subject you will teach. A degree classification of 2:2 or above is preferred.

NB: Further degree requirements apply. Find out more about entry requirements

Personal qualities

Trainees are selected on the basis of their application form, references and an interview. You are encouraged to prepare thoroughly.

Application forms should demonstrate strengths in subject and curriculum knowledge, your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching, and the age range for which you have applied.

Other requirements

Prior to submitting your application, we recommend you gain some observational experience in a classroom environment if possible. This will help you gain an up-to-date understanding of how classrooms are managed and how teaching and learning takes place.

Applicants must also obtain:

  • An Enhanced Criminal Records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • A satisfactory Health Check. All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach.

All trainee teachers must have the health and physical capacity to teach and not put children and young people at risk of harm.

About the training provider

UEA is a top UK university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We’re ranked among the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). The 2020 Guardian University Guide ranked UEA 4th in the UK for Education.

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning is internationally recognised for the quality of its educational research. Our research has made a difference in schools across the country, influencing approaches to managing classroom behaviour, understanding students’ motivation, and creating effective communities for learning.

All of our PGCE tutors have experience of school teaching and leadership, and all are specialists in particular areas of the curriculum. You will be well-supported throughout your PGCE, both during your time on placement and on campus.

Imagine a career where you inspire, motivate, and unlock the full potential of those around you. Teaching is something that can truly make a difference.

Training with disabilities and other needs

UEA operates an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.

All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All candidates offered a place are required to complete a health declaration form. If this reveals a need, UEA will consider reasonable adjustments, which may include particular school placements, and other support and monitoring during the course.

Find out more about the information and advice available through UEA’s Wellbeing Service

Contact details

Email
edu.pgce.admiss@uea.ac.uk
Telephone
(+44) (0)1603 592855
Website
http://www.uea.ac.uk/education/pgce
Address
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 7TJ

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