University of Chester

University of Chester

Secondary Education (German)

The programme is designed to meet the needs of trainee teachers throughout the 11-16 age range. In addition there will be an opportunity to be involved in an enhancement experience in the post-16 age range. By the end of the programme, we hope that our students will be: enthusiastic and confident in the classroom; pedagogically skilful and adaptable; specialists in the teaching of their academic subject; able to see their subject in the context of the whole curriculum; competent in a number of areas that cross secondary school curriculum boundaries; able to work as part of a team. A distinctive feature of the course is Subject Enrichment Week, which falls in the block between the 2 school placements. The purpose of this week is to consolidate and extend particular aspects of subject knowledge. Modern foreign languages trainees pursue individually directed work in their chosen countries; many choose to visit schools abroad to look at how languages are taught. It offers a welcome opportunity to brush up on 2nd language proficiency and collect resources for use in the classroom.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree; GCSE C or above in English language and mathematics; satisfactory levels of ICT competence; at least 10 days observation in school - this will undoubtedly enhance your potential at interview and will allow you to show a demonstrable interest in teaching, especially within the subject area; this could be shown in a number of ways such as subject enhancement courses, learning mentor scheme, aim higher scheme, time spent as a teaching assistant (TA) or cover supervisor and/or other associated courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01244 511000