London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Secondary Education (Modern Languages)

The course structure provides for increasing amounts of school-based work with a gradual progression to whole-class teaching, with responsibility for management and assessment of pupils increasing accordingly.

Entry requirements

UK degree grade 2.2 in the language you want to teach or equivalent, GCSE English grade C or above (or equivalent); GCSE maths grade C or above (or equivalent); QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy. A valid Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure certificate and confirmation of fitness to teach (London Met health check). You will be advised to apply for these after an offer is made. If you do not have a degree in that language but hold an alternative degree at the required level, then you should be a native or near-native speaker. Applicant should also ideally have spent a significant amount of time in a country where the foreign language you intend to teach is spoken. Your spoken and written fluency is important and you will need to demonstrate this at your interview.

Assessment methods

There are 3 elements to assessment. Practical teaching experience is assessed in relation to the standards for qualified teacher status. A professional reflective portfolio is compiled across the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on their development as a teacher, largely in relation to their practical teaching experience. There is a synoptic essay and a research assignment at the end of the year which focusses on the implementation of a key area of educational policy in the area of mathematics. There are no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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