Months of entry
There’s currently a shortage of religious education teachers. If this is a subject you’re knowledgeable and passionate about, our Secondary Religious Education PGCE could open the door to a great career.
Teaching Religious Education in the twenty-first century draws together the history and teaching of world religions and the use and evaluation of philosophical, theological and ethical frameworks, whilst supporting pupils in their response to social and world issues.
You’ll have the chance to gain an in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning, which will provide you with the tools to become an excellent teacher who is able to teach a rich and diverse curriculum.
You’ll engage in education, pedagogy and professional studies sessions and curriculum workshops. These will take place in both university and school settings, and will develop your expertise in generic educational and professional issues, and subject pedagogy.
You’ll gain the skills and understanding to take up positions in schools as a teacher of your subject with the potential to contribute fully to the life of the school. The course is designed around the Teachers’ Standards and the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You’re encouraged to work creatively towards gaining evidence of your practice in the Teachers’ Standards. University assignments are at Masters Level and complement your growing competence in school-based practice, enabling you to demonstrate evidence-based understanding of professionalism, and teaching and learning.
Information for international students
Prospective students from non-EU countries may enquire via the International Enquiry Form or call +44 (0)121 331 6714.
Fees and funding
Although this is a postgraduate course, current PGCE students are eligible for the finance support package available to full-time undergraduates.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Pre-entry Enquiries Team
- +44 (0)121 331 5595