Religious Education (CREDL) (PgCert)

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


This online programme 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. 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*.

Entry Requirements

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

Start Date



Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

12 months


College of Social Sciences


School of Education

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other