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.

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/

How school placements work

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.

Fees

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

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

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.

Contact details

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

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