What does it mean to be a great teacher? Study with us and we’ll think about the values that underpin the profession, develop your knowledge of the major world faiths, and learn the craft and pedagogy of teaching. We’ll look at religion as a modern, living phenomenon. You’ll visit centres representing all six major world faiths and study their beliefs, practices, and texts. As you progress through the course, you’ll reflect on these in greater depth, gaining expert knowledge in the subject. Our experienced tutors at Edge Hill, and the expert teachers in your practice placement schools, will support you to become an outstanding RE teacher. You’ll learn creative teaching techniques, and develop your own imaginative ways to communicate impartial and considered views on religion. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Please visit our website for information on available modules.
Your university work will be assessed as coursework, often academic essays, which can take a variety of forms, including creative work and portfolios of evidence where you will demonstrate how to plan effectively, undertake assessment and to develop your subject knowledge. In school, as you progress from observer to teacher, you will be assessed through lesson observations carried out by mentors in school and tutors from Edge Hill. Your professional development will be mapped against the Teachers’ Standards for the award of QTS. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Ormskirk (Main Campus)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international
To join this course you must hold a relevant HND/HNC or Part1 (120 credits at Level 4) of a degree programme, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent). Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. You are expected to have a commitment to, and understanding, of secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher. To apply for the three-year degree programme please use course code XV62.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|