Applicants will normally:
- hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree
- have relevant experience in state schools (minimum 10 days) and must have some experience of working with young people
- have GCSE grade C in English Language and Maths
- have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy
Months of entry
For the vast majority of the world’s population, religious beliefs and practices are a part of daily life. Our course aims to help you further develop and share your interests in religious beliefs within an educational environment, raising cultural awareness amongst young people.
Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.
We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.
Core (University-led) Route
This one-year, full-time course, leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Secondary) from the University of Chester. Successful completion also results in the completion of three M level modules which may be used towards a Master's Degree. All candidates wishing to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will be required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you can start the course.
While we may be one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK, we’re also a modern and innovative institution, with a well-deserved reputation for the quality of our education. The Faculty of Education and Children’s Services has been awarded 'Outstanding' status by Ofsted, credited with delivering "high levels of academic and pastoral care" - Ofsted Report 2016.
Why Study Secondary Religious Education (including School Direct) with QTS with us?
The Religious Education course has a strong emphasis on cultural awareness and trainees will work closely with other trainees at a number of points during the year to enhance this awareness. The University has strong links with the local Development Education Centre.
Religious Education trainees will gain experience in schools within the area, enriching their practice and subject knowledge, developing knowledge and understanding for their future careers.
The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Education and Children's Services