Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Secondary Religious Education

The University of Winchester

12 months
13500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Secondary Religious Education programme at The University of Winchester offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. The passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives. 


Throughout the course, you develop an understanding of both the theory and practice of teaching RE using a range of learning and teaching approaches. You are supported in developing practical classroom skills both in teaching RE and in the teacher’s wider professional role.

The Secondary Religious Education programme at The University of Winchester prepares you to teach across the age range 11-16 or 11-18 and is structured around five modules - a combination of taught modules based at the University and placement modules based in schools or educational settings. Classroom practice is assessed through placements, totaling 120 days. You also have the opportunity to gain Masters level credits (up to 60 credits). 


The programme leads to a PGCE Secondary Religious Education with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Graduates go on to obtain teaching positions in various secondary schools and other school settings (such as special schools, independent schools, pupil referral units and sixth form colleges) as highly successful RE teachers and future leaders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enhancing and Applying Subject Knowledge
  • Current Issues Related to Subject Specialism
  • Professional Studies
  • School Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are advised to access the Department for Education's (DfE) Get into Teaching website for general information regarding entry requirements.
  • This guidance is based on the DfE requirements for gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and identifies the minimum academic requirements that candidates must meet to be eligible for admission.
  • Applicants are required to have a first or second-class Honours degree in religious studies, theology, philosophy or a related field with a strong element of religious or philosophical study.
  • Applicants must also have GCSE grade C or higher in English language and mathematics as a pre-course requirement. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Winchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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