Modern Foreign Languages (MfL) Education with recommendation for QTS PGCE

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

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Share your passion for languages and help young people achieve their potential. Become a confident and innovative MFL teacher. Be part of the new generation of language teachers.


This PGCE MFL course qualifies you to teach modern foreign languages at secondary level in any state-maintained, denominational school in England and Wales.

Being a languages teacher requires creativity to inspire students, through finding ways to bring alive the language and its culture and engaging and sharing your passion for languages with your students. You will be guided and made to challenge yourself to develop methods of creating your own class materials and developing your teaching approach.

In addition to the development of effective and engaging teaching styles, you will also be prepared to meet the requirements of language within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications.

Why us?

  • £10,000 tax free bursary available to support your studies
  • £25,714 is the minimum starting salary for teachers and the average salary is £35,000
  • Use the North East’s rich historical heritage to take part in, design and develop field study work  



  • The University of Sunderland has been training teachers for over 100 years
  • Sunderland has links to over 650 schools and colleges
  • The course is designed to enable you to spend 120 days in a school or other educational institution

Course structure

You will be taught via lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, Canvas (the Virtual Learning Environment), support from your personal tutors and teaching group.

Placements are an important part of this PGCE MFL course. You will engage in work-based training through bespoke teaching placements in North East schools with specialised subject mentors. In order to be eligible for the award of PGCE with QTS, you must spend a minimum of 120 days in school.

Your progress will be assessed through electronic assignment submissions, case studies, observations, presentations and production and evaluation of learning resources.

Prior to starting the course, you are required to carry out a five-day Pre-Programme Placement, assisting and observing in a primary school of your own choice, with a focus on your elected route. This ensures that all trainees have recent and relevant experience in school settings at the start of the course.

  • Practice of Teaching (30 credits)

Immerse yourself in teaching institutions to develop professional knowledge about teaching and learning and to make judgements about the routines, skills and strategies that support effective teaching. Gain a variety of experience in your specialist phase in a work-based learning environment to meet professional teachers’ standards identified in Government legislation current at the time of study, consistently and over a sustained period of time.

  • Subject Studies (30 credits)

Gain subject knowledge in Modern Foreign Languages. Complete subject knowledge audits to identify your individual learning needs and action plan for subject knowledge development alongside subject tutors and mentors to meet professional standards for QTS. Develop a rich subject knowledge and learn how to plan for exciting and engaging opportunities for learners within and beyond school settings. 

  • Development of Learning: A Case Study (30 credits)*

Gain insight into the nature of teaching and learning generically and within the educational context. Reflect upon your current knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning and continue to develop these through observation in your placement, reading and investigation, analysis, and discussion. Cover areas such as behaviour management, safeguarding, planning and assessment. 

  • Negotiated Curriculum Study in Education (30 credits)* 

Structure and undertake a piece of independent academic study related to your subject. Engage in intellectual challenge and dialogue. Develop both general and specific knowledge and skills, which will vary according to your chosen project.

*These modules have Masters (level 7) credits attached to them. Trainees will graduate with 60 Masters level credits.



You’ll be based at our new Wearside View building, situated on the award-winning St Peter’s riverside campus. The location benefits from dedicated library services and has superb transport links with the city centre and City Campus

Entry requirements

You will usually need to hold a 2:2 (or above) honours degree from a UK Higher Education institution or an equivalent qualification and be deemed suitable to train to teach by the School of Education at the University of Sunderland.

In addition to academic qualifications, you must also:

  • Have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Complete a medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92)

Your numeracy and literacy competency will be assessed continuously throughout the course, following the DfE’s removal of the Professional Skills Test.

If English is not your first language, you will also need International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing, and no section below 6.0.

Although not compulsory to be accepted onto the course, time working or volunteering in school would be advantageous.

All successful applicants will be invited to an interview. Interviews start early November, so we recommend that you apply as soon as UCAS opens, in October.

Please note, applicants with a foundation degree will need to supplement this qualification with at least 60 credits at level 6 (HE level 3) in order to attain an equivalent single qualification.

Career ready

This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained secondary school in England and Wales. Most graduates from this course go on to become a secondary school teacher.

Good teachers are always in high demand. The minimum starting salary for a teacher is £25,714, and experienced teachers can earn up to £64,461 outside London, and £72,480 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £47,735 and £117,197.

The teachers’ pension scheme is also the second largest public sector pension scheme in the UK.

School placements

The University of Sunderland has partnerships with over 650 schools, colleges and beyond. The course is designed to enable you to spend 120 days in a school or other educational institution. We’ll work with you to try and find you the perfect placements – schools that can nurture and support your aspirations and interests and help you become the best secondary school teacher you can be.


Individual Learning Plans (ILP)

Individual Learning Plans are an integral part of the course and are used to track your academic and professional journey. They track progress with academic study, detailing how you aim to address any areas of development highlighted within assessment feedback from academics. You will use this document to track your progress against the Teachers’ Standards. The Individual Learning Plan will be discussed regularly with your Personal Tutors and will be used to assess your progress and set relevant targets to further your development. These documents form part of the assessment process for teaching practice.



26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 


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The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.


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Modern Foreign Languages (MfL) Education with recommendation for QTS PGCE


Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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