PGCE Secondary School Direct (Spanish) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

Academic entry qualification overview

  • 2:2 honours degree or above. If you are not a native Spanish speaker, 50% or more of your degree content should have focused on Spanish. If you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your qualifications.
  • A-level (or equivalent) in French, German or Spanish.
  • You should also be able to speak a second language (French or German), beginners' level will suffice. Subject knowledge enhancement courses are available.
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.

English language

In addition to a grade of C at GCSE in English Language, applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet the following language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0, or

TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other sub-sections, or

Pearson PTE overall score of 62 with a minimum score of 62 in writing and 55 in the other sub-sections, or

Cambridge CAE grade A or Cambridge CPE grade C (please note that the Cambridge First Certificate in English is not acceptable).

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years.

Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

We recommend that you spend at least five days observing primary teaching following a UK curriculum prior to attending an interview.