University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Primary Education (Modern Languages, 5-11)

The modern languages route is a development of the successful PGCE primary education course which prepares students who wish to become a subject specialist, but who will also be able to work as a classroom teacher with the 5-11 age range. This route addresses the national curriculum requirement for primary children in key stage 2 to learn a modern language from 2014 and will be ideal for those graduates who wish to teach primary age children while developing their skills in language teaching. The course allows for an 18 week placement in schools; students who train for the 5-11 age range will undertake a school placement in two age ranges. The course is taught in partnership with local schools and students will be taught and supported by a team of experienced tutors from the University and teachers in partnership schools. The course has been designed with teachers and students working together to meet the demands that primary teachers face today.

Entry requirements

1st degree (2.2 or above) and A-level or above in a modern language (grade A�C) and the ability to be sufficiently proficient in French or Spanish to carry out training requirements and teaching within a primary placement; evidence of proficiency is sought at interview; GCSE English language, mathematics and science (A�C); recent classroom experience in a UK state primary school (a minimum of 2 weeks� experience in the last 2 years); a satisfactory enhanced clearance from the disclosure and barring service (DBS) and complete a satisfactory medical declaration before commencement of the course; students are required to provisionally register with the general teaching council of England (GTCE).

Course modules

Modules include: Indicative course content; professional studies; core curriculum studies (English, mathematics, science); foundation curriculum studies (e.g. history, PE, ICT, MFL etc.); specialist module: teaching and learning in modern languages; school experience.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

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