PGCE Secondary Education with Modern Foreign LanguagesR9X1

    Course Overview

    Duration: 1 year full-time.
  • Give your secondary education career a solid start with our specialist PGCE. On the Secondary Education with Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) PGCE, you’ll build on your existing qualification to become the kind of teacher who makes a real difference in pupils’ lives.

    On completion of this course, you’ll be fully prepared to support pupils aged from 11 to 16 (key stages three and four) in their secondary education.

    The course comprises four main areas which are general professional studies, curriculum studies (with MFL-specific methodology), placements in lead and second schools (with a minimum of 150 days over three terms) and academic assignments.

    This structure has been carefully developed to ensure you acquire all the skills you need to become a truly excellent secondary MFL teacher. You’ll explore a range of topics to give you a deep understanding of what teachers need to do on a daily basis in order to be effective in their role.

    We’re committed to enhancing your natural passion for teaching, developing your subject knowledge, and helping you apply new-found knowledge and skills to lessons. To help you make a strong start funded (optional) MFL Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses are available too.

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1st Year
  • Becoming a teacher: Pedagogy & Philosophies of Learning*
  • Inclusion in the Secondary Classroom: Appreciating Diversity*
  • Understanding the Learner: A Personalised Approach to Learning & Assessment*
  • Teaching Placement*

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

The University of St Mark & St John is widely renowned for producing excellent teachers. We have superb links with our partnership schools throughout the South West, London and overseas. You will find many past University of St Mark & St John graduates teaching in a variety of schools across the country.

The quality of our graduates is well recognised both locally and nationally and, as such, a very high proportion of graduates gain immediate employment or enrol on Masters programmes to further their studies. Our employment data for the last three years shows MFL trainee teachers are employed above the region and sector.


Course Leader

Combined, our PGCE course leaders possess decades of educational experience and countless specialist research areas. From start to finish, your tutors will provide you with enthusiastic support, encouragement and feedback in order to develop you into a truly outstanding teacher.