Taught course

PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

You’ll explore all aspects of religious education (RE) including different faiths, philosophy and ethics. It is a requirement that all schools teach RE however this can vary widely between schools.

You’ll explore different curriculum models and how to approach the wide variety of topics with a range of learners. During sessions, you’ll explore a range of faiths and often make use of peer teaching where everyone can share their own knowledge and experiences. 

Throughout the course, you’ll develop your subject knowledge and consider how to approach teaching topics in the classroom. In addition to specific religions, you’ll consider broader issues such as human rights and peace and conflict.

Approaching controversial topics in a classroom is a potential challenge so you’ll explore pedagogic approaches such as debating or philosophy for children. You’ll also look at cognitive theories and how you can support your pupils to develop examination techniques to be able to write about complex issues as part of assessments.  

The University is well placed for you to explore religious education in its broadest sense. There are opportunities to visit a variety of local places of worship and speak to members of the local multi-faith community.  You’ll also consider how you can arrange such visits for your own classes to allow the curriculum to come alive. We also have guest speakers, in previous years they have come from educational organisations including exam boards. 

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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