Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Secondary Education (Modern Foreign Languages)

The programme is for graduates of French, German or Spanish who wish to teach in secondary schools. Although the course provides a final qualification in one language only, during the course applicants can have experience in the classroom in a second language.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.2 or above), either single or combined, with a significant proportion of MFL study. Native speakers of their specialist language should have a good Honours degree with a significant proportion of English study or the study of a related subject. GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade C or above. (We offer GCSE equivalency tests in English and Mathematics to those who have a conditional place on the course but who do not already have the required GCSEs). To have passed the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy. 3rd Class degrees will be considered if relevant school-based voluntary or paid work experience has been gained.An offer of a place is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. Invitation to interview will also include a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application form to complete. All entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses are required to be declared as �fit to train to teach�, and are asked to complete a health assessment as part of the entry conditions to the programme.

Course modules

The Provider-led PGCE courses are structured into 3 stages. During Stage 1 trainees are based in both the university and in partnership schools. Centre-based training focuses on subject teaching, planning and classroom management. Schools provide opportunities to observe, support and teach. Stages 2 and 3 are school-based teaching placements with trainees teaching a 30-70 per cent timetable.

Assessment methods

During Stage 1 knowledge and understanding is assessed by focussed written assignments. During Stages 2 and 3 progress against the Teachers� Standards is assessed by observing performance as a teacher in schools. Classroom teachers evaluate lesson plans, observe lessons and review marking. Self review and attendance at training activities support development.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

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