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Secondary Education (University-centred) RE PGCE

Secondary Education (University-centred) RE PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools Secondary Schools (General)

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Course overview

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The PGCE RE programme involves school experience placements across the year. SE1 is in the autumn term in one school and SE2/SE3 run concurrently in the spring/summer term in a second school. Each placement must be successfully passed in order to proceed to the next.

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

Entry requirements for programmes leading to QTS are stipulated by the DfE (ITT Criteria 2018). These are: GCSE in English (or approved equivalent) at grade C/Level 4; GCSE in Mathematics (or approved equivalent) at grade C/Level 4; A first degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent in Religious Education or other related discipline.

University information

York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions. It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011. Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John...more

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