You must hold a teaching qualification or be a student on a programme of initial teacher education.
Months of entry
This programme is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in generalist Catholic religious education for those who wish to teach religious education in Catholic primary or secondary schools.
- The Certificate in Religious Education by Distance Learning (along with the necessary church approval) will allow you to teach in Catholic schools.
- It will provide you with the requisite understanding of the main tenets of Catholic Christian theology, the Catholic vision of education and the methodology appropriate to Catholic religious education.
- This programme is also recommended if you are a qualified teacher and want to re-visit your understanding of these issues as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
- It can be completed concurrently with a BEd or PGDE programme and the MA Primary Education in Dumfries, (or subsequently on completion of any of these programmes).
- Theological education and personal development
- Pedagogy and development in religious education.
For each course you will produce a portfolio, a 1,500-word essay and a report on a relevant CPD activity.
The Certificate in Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL) is a part-time award offered by the University of Glasgow. It is offered to those who wish to teach in Catholic schools and need to be up-to-date with the main tenets of Catholic Christian theology, with a Catholic vision of Education and with methodology appropriate to Catholic Religious Education. It can also be of value to those qualified teachers who wish to re-visit their understanding of these issues as part of their Continuing Professional Development.
It is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in generalist Catholic Religious Education for students who wish to teach R.E. in Catholic primary or secondary schools and who were unable to attend the Faculty of Education of the University of Glasgow. It can be completed concurrently with a B.Ed. or PGDE course, or subsequently.
Financial support for this cost may be available from various sources, including your school, your employing authority, your local parish and Diocese.
If you have difficulty obtaining financial support for CREDL, contact Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) to discuss the circumstances.
Information for international students
IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0; ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20. CAE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169. PTE Academic: 60; no sub-test less than 59
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Ms Denise Porada