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

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

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

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£ 16,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 84 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    133 64%

    22nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    58th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    2

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