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Initial Teacher Training - Religious Education: Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

Initial Teacher Training - Religious Education: Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Religious Studies Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This PGDE course prepares you for a fulfilling career as an innovative, confident and creative teacher of Religious Education. Our close links with examination boards; faith communities and national projects ensure that your training is comprehensive and relevant.

Through a personalised programme you will be supported to teach in schools with and without a religious character. We have close links with the many faith communities of Liverpool so through practical workshops, field trips, seminars and lead lectures you will investigate faith and non-faith traditions as they are lived in modern Britain. We explore strategies that challenge misconceptions and stereotypes in the classroom and pedagogies to develop pupils' understanding of being a global citizen. We also work closely with colleagues in local schools who make a collaborative contribution to our course and facilitate workshops with students.

During your training, you will focus on the various approaches and pedagogies for Religious Education emphasising the practical application of theory. A sequence of micro-teaching experiences allow you to develop and share with peers, your understanding of learning and teaching strategies that support effective practice in the classroom. In addition, you will explore signature pedagogies such as philosophy for children; effective use of religious artefacts, and using art to explore religious themes. Sessions will help you deepen your understanding of the role and nature of Religious Education in the curriculum and your own personal philosophy for teaching.

Recognising the many different degree backgrounds of RE teachers, we provide a comprehensive range of individual support programmes before and during the course. These include networking with local hubs; taking part in national projects and online support.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,600

Entry requirements

We positively welcome applications for the PGDE in Religious Education from those who have enthusiasm for the teaching of Religious Education and who have an interest in the world around them. To apply for this this PGDE, you may have a first degree in either a Religious Education-related discipline or a degree in a different subject area e.g. in Arts and Humanities subjects, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Philosophy, Law or Politics. GCSE English Language and Mathematics at minimum grade C/4 or equivalent. (Level 2 numeracy and literacy are not acceptable); to demonstrate an interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways - time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more