Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (Modern Languages)

Pre-initial teacher education subject knowledge enhancement courses are designed for graduates who need to develop a greater depth of subject understanding prior to training for qualified teacher status; this course is for graduates who are interested in teaching modern languages but who may need to enhance their 2nd teaching language; the course is intended to enable students to enhance their 2nd teaching language and refresh their 1st teaching language in order for them to proceed confidently onto their chosen PGCE route; applicants for this course apply directly to the provider.

Entry requirements

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for modern languages and a real desire to teach it at secondary level; candidates must have been offered a conditional place on an initial teacher education programme, and therefore met the standard PGCE entry requirements for their intended route; experience of the subject to at least A-level standard, and this could be through holding an A-level in the subject, having an element of it in their degree course and/or occupational experience of the subject; GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) by the September of the year the candidate starts teacher education; an initial teacher education provider may refer an applicant to an enhancement course where either the applicant does not have a degree that contains more than 50 per cent in the subject or where they consider the student's subject knowledge is weak and offers no specialism.

Assessment methods

There is no formal assessment but participants work up to GCSE and AS level in their second language.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Enhancement Course Full-time - 2 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus Bath BA2 9BN South West

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