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Religious Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in religious education and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Religious Education.

Overview

Course length: 8 weeks full-time
Start dates: July 2023
July 2024
Location: Online study
Subject(s): Education and Teaching
Faculty: Education
Department: Secondary and Further Education
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If you have applied to study on the PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then this course could be for you.

The aim of the course is to develop your subject knowledge in RE to prepare you to teach the major world faiths and philosophical arguments to learners aged 11-16 years.

The course is delivered online one day a week over eight weeks.

What you'll study

If you have a degree in Religious Education or a related subject, or a degree which contains a small amount of religious or theological study alongside other subjects, and you wish to train as a Religious Education teacher, then you may be able to enrol on this course.

The course could also be suitable if you have a Religious Studies or Theology degree but only specialised in a handful of faiths.

The course is designed to achieve the following:

  • Address gaps in your subject knowledge.
  • Inspire you to promote learning in religious education that is challenging and engaging for all students.
  • Identify and build upon your prior learning, and develop your capacity for future self-study.
  • Enable you to recognise links with the wider world and context in which religious education operates.
  • Develop your ability to support learners’ understanding of the rich narrative of religious education.

How you'll study

The course is delivered for one day a week over an eight week period. The sessions will typically run from 10am to 4pm each day utilising a range of online platforms. Sessions will be a mixture of ‘lecture style’ live presentations, one-to-one tutorials and opportunities to engage with members of the various faith and worldview communities.

You can expect to receive your timetable at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day or evening of the week.

How you'll be assessed

There are no formal examinations. You will need to complete a subject knowledge audit and an independent learning log which will demonstrate how your knowledge and understanding of the subject content has developed. You will be given guidance on how to do this in the initial session.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on the PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University.

Completion of this subject knowledge enhancement course may form part of your offer conditions for a place on the PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16). Please note, however, that completion of this subject knowledge enhancement course does not necessarily qualify you for a place on the PGCE unless this is made clear at the time the offer is made. This will be discussed with you if you are called for an interview.

How to apply

There is an online application process for this course.

Applications for July 2023 entry will open later this year.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Finance

Tuition fees

UK Full-Time

Free of charge

for the course

There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement course which is funded by the Department for Education.

Tuition fees

UK Full-Time

Free of charge

for the course

There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement course which is funded by the Department for Education.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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