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PGCE Secondary Religious Education with Qualified Teacher Status

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Prepare for a rewarding career in secondary Religious Education teaching.
  • Gain vital hands-on experience with 120 days of in-school training.
  • Attain a masters level PGCE, or PCE, with full Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Train and a reflect in a supportive, collaborative learning environment.
  • Benefit from a course employment record of 90% and over.

Earn the academic qualifications, pedagogical knowledge and practical experience you need to become an excellent teacher able to teach a rich and diverse curriculum. The key aim of the programme is to deliver a high quality, current and relevant course of training, leading to outstanding outcomes.

How you learn

This course is vocational in its nature – designed to produce highly proficient RE teachers, passionate and fully prepared for full-time employment. You'll undertake 120 days of placement work across two school settings, providing vital experience of the realities of teaching, supported by a subject mentor in your school and a personal development tutor at the University. Underpinned, by extensive training through on-campus learning, activities and independent academic work.

You learn through

  • 120 days of school-based training across at least two settings
  • seminars
  • lectures
  • observation
  • collaborative planning
  • one-to-one sessions
  • group work
  • independent study
  • written assessments
  • KS5 enhancement
  • field trips

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in in assorted educational settings, including

  • specialist teachers and educators of secondary religious education in a variety of educational contexts
  • Continuation of academic careers as researcher via Masters level study and PhD
  • non-government organisation (NGO) educationalist roles
  • Varied enrichment and extra-curricular work with young people

Graduates of the programme are highly employable and sought after by schools and colleges, our graduate employment rate is usually well in excess of 90%. Graduates also have great career prospects, with many becoming Head of Department, and often acting as mentors to new student teachers.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    37th

    4

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