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Secondary Religious Education (11-16) with QTS PGCE

Secondary Religious Education (11-16) with QTS PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Religious Studies Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary


PGCE Secondary Religious Education (11-16) with QTS will qualify you to teach RE at Secondary level in any state-maintained school or academy in England and Wales.

This one-year course blends theoretical knowledge with carefully supervised teaching experience. You will attend placements in a variety of educational settings, to build a rich understanding of the realities of secondary level teaching.

In addition to the development of effective and engaging teaching styles, you will also be prepared to meet the requirements of RE within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications. Subject enhancements in Humanities, British Values and SMSC are embedded as additional levels of specialist knowledge end employability.

Course structure

This course is taught via lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, Canvas (the Virtual Learning Environment), support from your personal tutors and teaching group.

Placements are an important part of this course. You will engage in work-based training through bespoke teaching placements in North East schools with specialised subject mentors.

Your progress will be assessed through electronic assignment submissions, case studies, observations, presentations, and production and evaluation of learning resources.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Immerse yourself in teaching institutions to develop professional knowledge about teaching and learning and to make judgements about the routines, skills and strategies that support effective teaching. Gain a variety of experience in your specialist phase in a work-based learning environment to meet professional teachers’ standards identified in Government legislation current at the time of study, consistently and over a sustained period of time.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold a 2:2 (or above) honours degree from a UK Higher Education institution or an equivalent qualification and be deemed suitable to train to teach by the School of Education at the University of Sunderland. They should also have GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English, or equivalent qualifications. If they have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then they will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.