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PGCE Secondary French
Train to teach secondary level French and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

PGCE Secondary French / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

GTTR code
R1X1
Degree awarded
PGCE
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements

All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a 2:2 honours degree or above. If you are not a native speaker of the language you are proposing to teach (French, German or Spanish), approximately 50% or more of the degree content should have focused on the first language that you are offering to teach. All applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above (Grade 4 or above as of academic year 2016/17), or hold equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

You should also normally have a second language (French, German or Spanish).  Your knowledge of this second language does not need to be advanced - beginners' level will suffice.  You do not need to have studied this language at degree level. Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses are available throughout the UK.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
To apply for a PGCE course at the University of Manchester you must apply through UCAS Teacher Training. Please visit the UCAS website for further details. Applications or CVs sent directly to the University will not be considered.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCE Y N N N

Course description

This course will prepare you to teach French across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range. It is a 10 month course which allows graduates to train to teach, gain a postgraduate qualification and qualified teaching status (QTS).

The course combines master's level academic study of key language learning theories and methods with a range of practical experiences. Approximately two-thirds of the course is spent in our partnership schools and colleges developing practical teaching skills with the support of trained mentors and experienced modern language teachers.

The University teaching team has an international reputation for research, teaching and publications in education. We are dedicated to developing your expertise and we believe passionately in the benefits of creative, motivating and engaging language lessons in order to create the next generation of life-long language speakers. Our sessions are all interactive and good pedagogy is modelled by skilled and highly motivated tutors and guest speakers. Your University tutors combine experience as outstanding teachers with academic knowledge of innovative, current and relevant educational research.

We have strong partnerships with schools and colleges, many of which are involved in research projects with the University. We work with a large variety of schools, comprehensives, grammar schools, special schools and sixth form colleges, allowing us to personalise your placement experiences to your individual needs. University tutors and school-based mentors will support and challenge you to help you achieve your potential.

What our students say:

The PGCE at The University of Manchester balances just the right amount of University-based training with a great deal of school-based teaching practice.  The many opportunities to put the theory into practice, coupled with the high level of support from the University and partner schools led to the PGCE being an enjoyable and challenging year which has prepared me well for my first year of teaching.

For more details on interviews, please visit our PGCE website .

Open days

Please see our open day pages for up-to-date information about forthcoming open days, taster sessions and twilight sessions.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250
    International students (per annum): £17,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

If you have graduated in the last three years from The University of Manchester with a 1st class honours degree, we will grant you a £1000 tuition fee discount. 

For September 2017, graduates with a 2:2 degree or higher are eligible for a  Department of Education  bursary of £25,000. You do not need to apply for a bursary - if you are enrolled and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payment by instalments from October. Graduates with a degree gained outside of the UK should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table  to see the bursary your degree may attract. 

British Council Languages Teacher Training scholarships of £27,500 are available for the 2017/18 academic year. They are selected through an additional application and assessment process. If successful, you will not also be eligible for a bursary.  

Home/EU students may be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan. Home students in England may also be eligible for a repayable student maintenance loan. Amounts are dependent on your household income. Loans are provided by  Student Finance England  and repayments will start once you are earning over £21,000 per year.  The loans support available to PGCE students is similar to what is available for undergraduate students and information about government financial support for undergraduate students is available at the link  here .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
PGCE Admissions Administrator
Telephone
0161 275 8468 OR 3617
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3528
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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