Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Religious Education

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Religious Education

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Last Updated: April 30th 2021

This course provides subject knowledge support for prospective trainees who will start an ITE course in September 2021. This course will provide support for trainees who need to either improve or refresh their Religious Education subject knowledge. This course aligns to the requirements outlined in the Religious Education Subject Knowledge Audit.

Why should I take the course?

  • Provides you with the opportunity to acquire sufficient Religious knowledge to teach it to Key Stages 3 and 4 in a secondary school
  • Allows you to manage your study time to suit you and your commitments
  • Enables you to start your postgraduate teacher training course on a secure subject knowledge footing
  • Improves your chances of employment

Who can apply?

Holders of a conditional offer for a secondary Religious Education teacher training course starting September 2020, from a recognised teacher training provider and who are:

  • UK graduates with a single or combined honours degree in Theology
  • European and non-European graduates with a degree in Theology or similar.

When does the course run?

  • 8-week course in Mathematics start week beginning early June 2021

How much will the course cost?

  • There are no course fees to pay to the university for those who have been accepted on to a teacher training course.

SKE bursaries

You may be eligible to receive a bursary.  The amount of the bursary is currently £175 per week prior to starting your ITT course.  Bursaries are only available for students starting a SKE course providing they meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicant has accepted a place on an ITT programme starting September 2021 in a qualifying subject i.e. English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Religious Education and Computing.
  2. Applicants have a minimum degree classification of 2:2.

N.B. A SKE bursary can only be claimed for one SKE course within the academic year.

How to apply

When the dates have been published and the link below is live, you will be able to follow the link to complete the application form.

RE 8 week Refresh

Contact for further information:
Lisa Vickerage-Goddard, Course Leader –
T: 0121 476 1181 ext. 2316


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