Taught course

Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL)

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

You must hold a teaching qualification or be a student on a programme of initial teacher education.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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. It is an on-line distance learning programme and covers Aspects of theological education.

Why Glasgow

  • 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).
  • CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers or students studying an ITE programme at other universities.

Programme structure

CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers or students studying an ITE programme at other universities.

Core courses

  • Aspects of theological education 1
  • Aspects of theological education 2.

For each course you will produce a portfolio, a 1,500-word essay.

Career prospects

As a graduate you would have all the necessary attributes and accreditation to progress into teaching roles within Catholic education.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£455 per 30 Credits

Please see the list of scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms Denise Porada
Email
Denise.Porada@glasgow.ac.uk