Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education



The Bishops of Scotland wish to inform teachers and students looking to teach in Catholic schools about how they can gain the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education (CTC) in academic year 2016/17.

There are two options: (i) the Certificate in Religious Education by Distance-learning (CREDL) and (ii)Setting Out on the Road. Both options cost £200 for Catholic teachers or students residing in Scotland.

  • CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers, or for students studying an ITE programme at other universities. It is an on-line distance learning course and covers Aspects of Theological Education over two semesters. Applicants should enrol on both courses at the start of semester 1. Cost £200(£455 with a subsidy of £255 from the applicant’s diocese.)  For details, go to the CREDL
  • Setting Out On the Road is a course which introduces participants to This Is Our Faith, the Church’s R.E. syllabus and is managed by the Scottish Catholic Education Service. It offers a blended learning model of 4 study days and distance-learning across one school year.  Cost £200. For details and on-line application, go to the SCES website