About the course
You will learn how to teach your main language, French, to A/AS level but you’ll also study a second language too, for example, Spanish, German or Mandarin. This gives you the opportunity to teach your second language up to Key Stage 3 or GCSE level (this depends on your linguistic ability and qualifications).
At Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your PGCE French group. You will usually have classes in the language you’ll teach, to help you learn teaching methods. You will consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona. You won’t simply learn theory though – you’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in schools.
How school placements work
On your placements, you’ll normally have the opportunity to teach other languages you speak. Past students have taught their heritage languages, including Farsi, Japanese and Arabic. We also work with schools who offer Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). This allows you to teach another subject in a foreign language, such as teaching science or maths in French.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Subject to amendment
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £28,000
- a bursary of £26,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in French or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
GCSEs grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. We offer MMU equivalency tests in English and Maths.
If degree outside UK will require academic IELTS.
IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any element.
CSE Grade 1/Scottish Standard Grades 1 -3/Irish Leaving Certificate D at Higher Level or C at Ordinary Level. 2:2 UK Honours degree (or international equivalent), which must support the National Curriculum subject knowledge requirements
For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools/relevant occupations, we consider applications from those with a 3rd class degree.
QTS Professional Skills tests
About the training provider
The City Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust founded in 2014. The CLT has five academies in membership covering approximately three thousand students aged three to nineteen. Our academies include Haywood Academy, Haywood Sixth Form Academy, Mill Hill Primary, Smallthorne Primary Academy and Trentham Academy.
We offer a variety of secondary school direct subject places with Staffordshire University. Subjects include: English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Business Studies, Computing, Geography and Physical Education. In addition, we have numerous primary places with North Staffordshire Teacher Education and Staffordshire University.
We provide high quality training that ensures trainees are fully prepared for life in the classroom and a career in education. Working closely with the partner universities, we ensure that our Schools Direct colleagues gain their teaching qualification (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). If you choose to apply to the CLT and are successful, you are guaranteed placements at academies within our Multi Academy Trust.
It is a privilege for us to be working in a diverse region with exceptional teachers. We respect the cultures and backgrounds of the young people in our settings, and we enable you to take seriously, issues of equality and social justice. In particular, we value the transformative role that a high quality educational experience has in enabling young people to become informed, empowered and engaged.
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High Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 7AB
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