Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Secondary Education (Modern Foreign Languages)

Specialising in either French, French and Spanish, or French and German (limited French/Italian placements and also limited Spanish or German only placements are available). You teach your main language(s) from 11-18 and can undertake a second at Key Stage 3/4. University tutors work alongside school-based mentors to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical ability in teaching MFL effectively.

The programme is mainly school based in line with government requirements with 24 out of 36 weeks spent in partnership schools, where student teachers work with a subject specialist (the subject mentor) and a senior member of the school staff (the senior mentor). The university-based modules comprise of initial professional development and curriculum studies in the subject in which the student teacher is specialising.​

Welsh medium school placements are available within all subject pathways in Cardiff Met's PGCE Secondary programme.

Entry requirements

An initial Honours degree (or equivalent 1st degree) with a 2.2 classification or above in either French, German or Spanish; plus GCSE English language and mathematics at grade B; interview which involves tests in literacy and numeracy and a comprehension task; entry is also subject to a satisfactory health check and satisfactory criminal records check.

Course modules

We offer a practical course, building upon theoretical knowledge and critical reflection, which demands commitment, humour and dedication. Seminars, workshops, lectures are the main method of instruction.

Modules include: professional development; curriculum studies in modern foreign languages.

Assessment methods

Student teachers will be assessed both on practical teaching and academic assignments. The latter is assessed at Masters level and affords student teachers 60 credits at 'M' level. A pass is required for both school and university based modules. Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of student teachers' competence against statutory standards.

There is no formal end of programme examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time September 2018 £ 9,000 per Academic year (Home) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus Cardiff CF23 6XD Wales

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Student Recruitment Team
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029 2041 6044