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Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL)

University of Glasgow

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
Duration
455 GBP/credit
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About

The Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL) course at the University of Glasgow has been specifically designed to provide students with the requisite understanding of the main tenets of Catholic Christian theology. Students will also learn about the Catholic vision of education and the methodology appropriate to Catholic religious education in primary and secondary schools. 

Overview

Please note, while open to all, this programme has been designed for Catholic teachers wishing to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools. Successful completion of the programme by Catholic teachers will result in the award of the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate (CREDL). An Award in Religious Understanding (CREDL) is presented to anyone else completing the programme. The Catholic Teacher’s Certificate (CREDL) is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in Catholic religious education.

Why study the Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL) course at the University of Glasgow?

The Certificate in Religious Education by Distance Learning (along with the necessary church approval) will allow you to teach in Catholic schools.

It will provide you with the requisite understanding of the main tenets of Catholic Christian theology, the Catholic vision of education and the methodology appropriate to Catholic religious education.

This programme is also recommended if you are a qualified teacher and want to re-visit your understanding of these issues as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

It can be completed concurrently with a BEd or PGDE programme and the MA Primary Education in Dumfries, (or subsequently on completion of any of these programmes).

CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers or students studying an ITE programme at other universities. 

Programme Outcome

  • Gain knowledge of the scriptures, doctrines, morals and practices of the Catholic faith
  • Understand the roles of scripture, language, liturgy, signs and symbols in the traditions and insights of Catholic education
  • Appreciate the stages of personal religious and moral development and the appropriate educational responses to these
  • Explore approaches to learning and teaching in religious education, relating methods and practices to subject content, curriculum development and faith formation
  • Interpret and contextualise a range of biblical, doctrinal and religious principles and beliefs, and develop and implement appropriate educational experiences based upon these
  • Gain positive, varied and motivating contexts for learning and personal growth in religious education, based upon confidence in using the syllabus, resources and strategies of the subject area
  • Continual critical enquiry and personal development in values and religious education
  • Develop sensitivity to culture, authority, belonging and tradition in religion
  • Research into the relationship of faith to life, to religious practice, to tolerance and to respect for difference
  • Develop reflective professional practice in the broad interpersonal, spiritual and philosophical dimensions of education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Credl: Aspects Of Theological Education
  • CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers or students studying an ITE programme at other universities. 
  • For each course you will produce a portfolio, a 1,500-word essay.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Please note that applications for programmes delivered online will be accepted up until they commence.

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold a teaching qualification or be a student on a programme of initial teacher education.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    455 GBP/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 455 GBP per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Home and EU part-time only fees - £455 per 30 Credits

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL)
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University of Glasgow

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