This blog by students and staff is designed to give an informal insight into studying Religious Education at Edge Hill University. We are the largest provider of RE teachers in the country.  In our 2011 Ofsted inspection, Edge Hill University achieved Grade 1 ‘outstanding’ results across all 33 possible graded areas covering every phase of initial teacher training – Primary & Early Years, Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education and Training.

We offer a unique BA (Hons) Secondary Religious Education with QTS degree which offers a mixture of Teaching Modules and RE Subject modules with a Professional Placement each year. The current modules are below, but they may vary in the future.


We offer a PGCE in Secondary Religious Education, which can be completed in the usual way from September to June, or by more flexible pathways..

At Edge Hill we work in partnership with a number of high quality Primary, Secondary and Special schools to ensure that trainees benefit from the best practice.  We work closely with our partner schools and are developing opportunities for CPD for serving RE teachers.  Most schools are in the North West, but some are further afield.  The actual schools we use vary each year, but a general idea of their spread can be gained by looking at the map of the schools used in 2012-2014 : Map of Partnership

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