• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) with at least 50% relevant content in Religious Education. If you've got an overseas degree, we'll need a full transcript of your award and details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution.
• GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme) or pass at grade 4 or above with equivalencytesting.com
• Offers will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and trainees must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children. We also ask you to complete a health declaration to ensure that you have the health and physical capacity to teach.
• You must have passed the skills tests in literacy and numeracy (http://www.hud.ac.uk/edu/skills-tests/) before you start the course and we ask you to register for the tests before interview ( http://sta.education.gov.uk/ ).
• You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic capabilities to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme.
• You should provide two references. If you are about to graduate or have graduated within the past three years, one referee should be a university or college lecturer who can comment on your academic ability.
These are the usual entry requirements; however those with different or older qualifications should not be deterred from applying as we welcome people from different backgrounds.
All conditions must be met by 31 August 2019.
Months of entry
If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and are striving to become a secondary school Religious Education teacher, then studying our PGCE Secondary Education with QTS (Religious Education) will help you on your way. You’ll develop your subject specialist knowledge alongside hands-on classroom experience.
A significant amount of your learning will take place whilst on placement within one of our partnership schools. You’ll benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, from practical hands-on experience and from mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher.
There is an emphasis on practical engagement with the curriculum whilst developing your understanding of the theoretical perspectives which underpin the best models of practice. Successful completion of your PGCE course prepares you to start your first teaching year (NQT year) within a secondary school setting. Our course is designed to prepare you to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range.
The course is a one year postgraduate certificate in secondary education. The programme is divided into two main themes:
Initial Professional Development You’ll have the opportunity to explore creative ways to interpret your knowledge into a language a child can understand. We help prepare you for the classroom, allowing you to develop your own thinking, teaching skills and subject curriculum knowledge to a level which you can trial in your placements. Themes include how young people learn, behaviour management, assessment, inclusion, creative and innovative teaching methods and designing learning. You will research theories of child development, gain a greater understanding of current professional issues in secondary schools and develop your own educational philosophy.
Religious Education Specialist Subject Pedagogy You’ll have the opportunity to develop your subject teaching in a stimulating way, using different methodologies and new technologies to inspire and engage young people. We’ll help develop your understanding of the Religious Education curriculum; progression in Religious Education; planning and curriculum development in Religious Education, examination requirements and inclusion issues in Religious Education.
Information for international students
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Fees and funding
In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU students on this course will be £9,250.
For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Education and Professional Development
- +44 (0) 1484 478249