Taught course

PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · SWW Centre of Teacher Education

Entry requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Applicants are required to hold a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an area related to chosen secondary subject.

GCSE qualifications

  • Grade B or above in GCSE English Language OR English Literature and GCSE Mathematics.
  • Student teachers studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade B or above in Welsh OR Welsh Literature (first language).
  • Equivalence workshops and tests are available for those with Grade C GSCE in English Language, Mathematics and Welsh.

A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational Qualifications

If applicants do not hold an undergraduate degree in a curriculum subject, successful study at appropriate higher levels must be evidenced.

Months of entry


Course content

Entirely in keeping with the new curriculum and its four purposes, our RE pathway seeks to explore the complex issues which surround the teaching and learning of religious education. In a world full of challenging events, ethical dilemmas and community tensions, we will support you in developing the skills needed to engage and inspire young people in these debates.

You will learn how to apply a variety of pedagogical approaches to a variety of teaching and learning contexts, thus providing an inclusive learning environment for all.

The new Areas of Learning and Experience underpin the pathway, and you will have significant opportunities to work in collaboration with students from other subject areas, particularly those under the umbrella of the Humanities.

This will allow you to develop a collegial and collaborative approach to teaching and learning.

The secondary RE programme prepares you to teach across the secondary age-range, including the GSCE and A-level examination groups.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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