|Course Length:||8 Weeks Full-Time|
|Start Dates:||July 2022, July 2023, July 2024|
|Subjects:||Education and Teaching
|Location:||Edge Hill University|
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 one day a week over eight weeks and is a mixture of taught sessions by subject specialists on campus and visits to places to worship across the North West.
What will I 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 will I 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 and be a mixture of face-to-face teaching and visits to places of worship across the North West. Return transport from the Edge Hill University campus to the places of worship will be provided.
How will I 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.
Housed in a state-of-the-art £9million building, the Faculty of Education enjoys a stunning setting from both its lakeside and piazza buildings.
Facilities in the lakeside building include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology. The lakeside building is also home to a popular vegan and vegetarian cafe where students can meet to socialise and discuss their studies.
The nearby piazza building offers modern facilities including a lecture theatre and a number of seminar rooms.
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.
There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement programme which is funded by the Department for Education.
If you need to complete a subject knowledge enhancement programme during academic year 2021/22, you may be eligible to receive a bursary of £175 per week. To be eligible for this bursary, you must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on a PGCE, with completion of a subject knowledge enhancement course as one of the offer conditions. Please note, additional Department for Education eligibility criteria will also apply.
How to Apply
There is an online application process for this programme.
Applications for the July 2022 intake will open soon.
Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applydirect to access the relevant online application form and to find out more about the application process.
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.
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