Modern Languages - French with Spanish (Secondary PGCE)
University of Wales
Key Course Facts
UCAS Code Modern Foreign Languages - French with Spanish (PGCE): 2X69
There has never been a more pressing and exciting 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 PGCE pathway in Modern Foreign Languages prepares you to teach your main target language to pupils aged 11-18 and, where applicable, your subsidiary language to pupils aged 11-14.
You will be given the opportunity to take part in high quality interaction and critical reflection in order to develop your expertise in teaching and learning.
Our highly-rated pathway will support you in developing high linguistic levels, imaginative and creative approaches to classroom teaching and will enhance your digital expertise.
Bilingualism and plural language development are tools of our trade, and you will have the opportunity to participate in research and conference activities.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Modern Languages - French with Spanish (Secondary PGCE), PGCE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Applicants are required to hold a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an area related to chosen secondary subject.
Grade B or above in GCSE English Language OR English Literature and GCSE Mathematics .
Student teachers studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade B or above in Welsh Language Or Welsh Literature (first language).
Equivalence workshops and tests are available for those with Grade C GSCE in English Language, Mathematics and Welsh.
A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational Qualifications
If applicants do not hold an undergraduate degree in a curriculum subject, successful study at appropriate higher levels must be evidenced.
You should be aware of the realities of being a teacher and life in a classroom and so we ask for recent and relevant experience in a secondary educational setting. This may be through employment or volunteering in a school and should be for a minimum period of two weeks.
Gaining experience in a school classroom will help to strengthen your application and better critically inform your personal statement. It will also prepare you for our selection process and give you some experience from which you can draw in your interview.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
If accepted onto our programme, you will be required to obtain a clear enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB, Criminal Records Bureau) clearance check as soon as possible.
Tuition Fees Modern Languages - French with Spanish (Secondary PGCE) PGCE
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
About University of Wales
The University of Wales (UW) is a confederal university located in Cardiff, Wales. This university was the very first to exist in Wales, and now operates a highly rated research centre, the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. In addition, UW also has a centre used for studying and conferences in Gregynog, Newtown.