Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of French, German or Spanish with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Modern languages are a priority subject, so this qualification can help students find a good job in both secondary school and college settings after graduating.

Entry requirements

The departments considers each application on its merits and interviews are part of the selection process for this course. All applicants require GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above (or equivalent). Applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs are also considered. Students must also have a degree. If the student's background is in French only, normally the department is looking for 1/2 of the student's degree to be in French. if the student's main language is German or Spanish, normally the department requires 1/2 of their degree in that language plus French to at least a good A-level standard. The department may be able to accommodate a small number of applicants with either German or Spanish to degree standard but with little French, this depends on available appropriate school placements. For those with 1 strong language but little or no 2nd language, students may be able to take a teacher training agency extension course. Prior to application, some voluntary work experience in the classroom would be invaluable. International students must also have an IELTS score of 6.5. Applicants must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Applicants are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in modern foreign languages-related or other educational activities. Applicants must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

Course modules

Modules include: Developing and reflecting on professional practice in modern languages education; learning and teaching in context in Modern Languages; programme of preparation and mentoring in preparation for your placements; 2 continuous blocks of time on teaching practice, totalling around 120 days in placement schools, colleges or other educational institutions.

Assessment methods

Research projects; individual and group work; presentations and reports; preparing teaching materials and plans; teaching practice.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries are available for full-time students.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Direct Admissions
Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555