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Entry requirements

You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on the PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have applied to study on the PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then this course could be for you. The aim of the course is to develop your subject knowledge in RE to prepare you to teach the major world faiths and philosophical arguments to learners aged 11-16 years. The course is delivered one day a week over eight weeks and is a mixture of taught sessions by subject specialists on campus and visits to places to worship across the North West.

Fees and funding

There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement programme which is funded by the Department for Education.If you need to complete a subject knowledge enhancement programme during academic year 2021/22, you may be eligible to receive a bursary of £175 per week. To be eligible for this bursary, you must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on a PGCE, with completion of a subject knowledge enhancement course as one of the offer conditions. Please note, additional Department for Education eligibility criteria will also apply.For further information about bursary eligibility, you can contact a Get Into Teaching adviser on Freephone 0800 389 2500 or use the online chat service at

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • SKE
    full time
    2 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


There are no formal examinations. You will need to complete a subject knowledge audit and an independent learning log which will demonstrate how your knowledge and understanding of the subject content has developed. You will be given guidance on how to do this in the initial session.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171