Taught course

Education (Secondary RE)

York St John University · Faculty of Education and Theology

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for programmes leading to QTS are stipulated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) ITT criteria 2012. These are: - GCSE in English (or YSJ approved equivalent) at Grade C or above - GCSE in Mathematics (or YSJ approved equivalent) at Grade C or above - A first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent Additional criteria apply please see the website for further information.

Religious Education

Months of entry


Course content

The key aim of the PGCE Secondary RE programme is to deliver a high quality, current and relevant programme of training that equips student teachers with the professional knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes they need to become outstanding teachers in our local and national secondary schools.

The PGCE Secondary programme is a community of learning with partnership at the heart of the programme. University based staff work together with schools, mentors, subject communities, local and national subject communities and other education professionals to support you in developing your professional practice, providing you with excellent opportunities to engage in wider professional issues relating to pedagogy and the curriculum. The programme is integrated with school-based experience and training to ensure that your developing professional practice is underpinned by knowledge and understanding of educational theory and current local, national and international research.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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