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Courses starting in the 2021 to 2022 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 5 October 2021 and submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021.

York St John University Religious Education (V6X1)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.yorksj.ac.uk

Contents

About the course

We work together with schools, mentors, subject communities and other education professionals to train outstanding Religious Education teachers.

This route, which is currently only available for the Religious Education subject specialism, means spending more time in academic sessions based at the University compared to the school-centred option. You will still have plenty of opportunity to build your teaching experience with school placements throughout the year.

Your school placements will build your skills and confidence as you progress towards Qualified Teacher Status, while your academic sessions will deepen your understanding both of your subject and your profession. Our Schools Teaching Alliance partners work with us to develop our courses and to give you the best possible experience of teaching and learning.

We are committed to delivering outstanding education and training that is current and relevant. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of both Religious Education and wider educational issues. You will leave us ready to be an outstanding teacher and leader with a strong professional identity.

For full course information, please see the York St John University website: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/education/secondary-education-re-pgce/

School placements

The programme employs a range of learning and teaching strategies, including enquiry based and active learning approaches. You are encouraged to develop a strong sense of your personal professional identity as subject teachers and are nurtured to develop your own philosophy and values about secondary education. Tutors and school-based mentors are available to guide you. There are also a range of enrichment opportunities within the programme such as trips and events and the opportunity to engage with the wider professional RE community.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

GCSE in English Language (or approved equivalent, including GCSE from equivalencytesting.com) at grade C/Level 4

GCSE in Mathematics (or approved equivalent, including GCSE from equivalencytesting.com) at grade C/Level 4

A first degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent in Religious Education or other related discipline.

Other requirements

You must obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure check and/or any other appropriate background check.

You will need to obtain a satisfactory medical report.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £12,750

Contact this training provider

Email
pgce@yorksj.ac.uk
Telephone
01904 876598
Website
http://www.yorksj.ac.uk
Address
Lord Mayor's Walk
York
YO31 7EX

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021