University of East London

University of East London

Primary Education with Modern Languages Specialism

The Primary PGCE with MFL is designed to meet the needs of primary schools by training teachers who will be adept in educating children in the multicultural, multilingual urban environment of the capital and also in delivering the curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages (French or Spanish); the programme is delivered through a mixture of taught input and school-based teaching placements in the UK and either France or Spain.

Entry requirements

Can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in standard English; possess the appropriate qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher; have the intellectual and academic capabilities needed to meet the required QTS standards; have achieved a standard equivalent to Grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, science and mathematics; hold an honours degree, 2.2 or above, from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification; have had a minimum of 5 days work experience (voluntary or paid) with children in a mainstream primary school; are appropriately qualified in French or Spanish (usually you must possess an A level in your target language or have studied the language at degree level); if your degree does not contain any French or Spanish or you do not have a relevant A Level, we will consider your application if you are a fluent French or Spanish speaker.

Course modules

Learning, teaching and effective pedagogy across the curriculum; school based learning and every child matters; critical incidents in teaching; managing professional change and development; developing understanding and skills in English and mathematics.

Assessment methods

written assignments; presentations; school-based tasks; professional portfolio of subject knowledge development; subject knowledge audits; QTS file detailing evidence towards the QTS standards.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 38 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

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