Modern Languages

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Being a Modern Languages teacher

Modern Languages teachers open young people’s eyes up to new cultures, languages, and ways of life. Secondary schools typically cover French, German, and Spanish between several teachers.

Training options

Teacher of modern languages must have a degree in one or two modern languages plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Alternatively, they will have a degree combining professional education with their chosen languages.

Four-year university course in education

For the four-year combined degree and other undergraduate degree programmes you must have at least:

  • English and two other National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 (Higher Grade) AND
  • Mathematics and one other subject at SCQF Level 5 (or an accepted alternative, for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2).

Check the entry requirements with the course provider.

PGDE university courses

Here are the universities you can study for a PDGE in Modern Languages at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider.

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