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Entry requirements

You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on a PGCE at a Higher Education institution in England, or if you are in the process of applying for the PGCE Secondary Religious Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS at Edge Hill University. Applicants from other providers will normally have a recommendation from their provider to obtain a place on a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have applied to study a Secondary Religious Education PGCE at any Higher Education provider in England but 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 National College for Teaching and Leadership. You may also be eligible to receive a bursary.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