Teach:RE Free Self-Study Courses

We offer three free self-study courses:

  • Teach:RE Primary – an introduction: This short self-study course is for those currently undertaking primary initial teaching training or for those in their NQT year or working as an HLTA in a primary school or academy. The course helps those entering the teaching profession to understand the purpose of RE and how to teach it effectively.
  • Teach:RE Religion and Worldviews – subject knowledge for teaching: This self-study course is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their subject knowledge of one or two religious or non-religious worldviews
  • Teach:RE Religion and Worldviews in dialogue and discourse: This course is being released in Autumn 2020.

Use the drop downs below to find out more details, including how to register and access each course:

Teach:RE Primary – an introduction

Who is this course for?

This short self-study course is for those currently undertaking primary initial teaching training or for those in their NQT year or working as an HLTA in a primary school or academy. The course helps those entering the teaching profession to understand the purpose of RE and how to teach it effectively.

The course comprises:

  • Activity One: Why is RE on the timetable?
  • Activity Two: What does good teaching and learning look like in RE?
  • Activity Three: How do I develop my subject knowledge?
  • Self- assessment
  • Optional: Your self-study is signed off by your RE Coordinator or mentor, and counter signed by your headteacher/ITE Tutor. Send your completed form to trec@cstg.org.uk to receive a certificate. A word version of the form can be downloaded here

You can download a copy of the course handbook.

When you register you will receive a password to access the course.

Course length:

You can take as long as you like to complete the course as it is self-directed study. The course is designed to take 12 hours. We recommend you complete the activities over one to three months. When you have completed this introductory course you may wish to consider the Teach:RE Tutored Modules

Cost:

The course is free. We just ask that you register, and you will be sent an email with the password to access the course materials.
If you have any questions please email trec@cstg.org.uk

Teach:RE Religion and Worldviews- subject knowledge for teaching

Who is this course for?

This short self-study course is for anyone who wishes to develop their subject knowledge of religion and worldviews to teach pupils in a primary or secondary setting. This module will be of particular benefit to those beginner teachers who are wanting to support their requirement to meet teacher standards. However, it also provides an opportunity for more experienced teachers to improve their subject knowledge so they can be confident in answering pupil questions or developing a particular aspect of their curriculum.

The course comprises:

  • This is a self-study course. When you register you will receive a password to access the module materials.
  • The focus of this course is developing your subject knowledge of one or two religious or non-religious worldviews so you can teach them more confidently and effectively in the classroom.
  • The self-study course leads you through a series of subject knowledge specific readings and invites you to create a powerpoint presentation for either your pupils (if you are a secondary teacher) or teacher colleagues to support their understanding of one or more religious or non-religious worldviews. The aim is for you to use what you have read and interpreted in order to create a resource to use with pupils or with other teachers in the future.

Course length:

You can take as long as you like to complete this course as it is self-directed study. The course is designed to take about 20 hours if you research thoroughly before putting your powerpoint together.

Course completion:

As this course is self-study your completed powerpoint acts as evidence of you having completed the course.

Cost:

This self-study course is free. We just ask that you register and you will be sent an email with the password to access the course materials.

If you have any questions please email trec@cstg.org.uk

Next Steps:

When you have completed this free self-study course you may wish to consider the Teach:RE Tutored Modules

Teach:RE Religion and Worldviews in dialogue and discourse

This module will be released in Autumn 2020.