Catholic Certificate in Religous Studies

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What is the CCRS?

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies is a qualification which seeks to ensure that teachers have at least a basic understanding of the central beliefs of the Catholic Faith.


The Course

Aimed at NQTs and RQTs. There are two modules, each of five twilight sessions:

1. The Distinctive Nature of a Catholic School

2. Current Developments in Religious Education


What is the Course Content?


1. The Distinctive Nature of a Catholic school

  • Role of the school’s mission statement

  • Collective worship

  • Understanding of education rooted in the values of the Gospel

  • The school contribution to spiritual and moral development

  • Nature of RE catechesis and evangelisation


2. Current Developments in Religious Education

  • Exploration of the nature and expectations of the curriculum Religious Education

  • Introduction to the Catechism and Curriculum Directory

  • Teaching styles and ways of learning

  • Criteria for the use of scripture

  • The person of Jesus in religious education


What Are The Aims Of The Course?

  • Provide teachers with knowledge and understanding of the teaching and beliefs of the Catholic faith

  • Develop an appreciation of the principles of Catholic education at all levels

  • Enhance understanding of education within the Church as a lifelong process

  • Enable all participants to make an informed contribution to their chosen field of ministry within the Church



All sessions will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School.

Subject to change, via online


Course Dates

All sessions will be 4pm - 6pm.


1. The Distinctive Nature of a Catholic School

  • Monday 11 January 2021

  • Monday 18 January 2021

  • Monday 25 January 2021

  • Monday 1 February 2021

  • Monday 8 February 2021


2. Current Developments in Religious Education

  • Monday 1st March 2021

  • Monday 8th March 2021

  • Monday 15th March 2021

  • Monday 22nd March 2021




£50 per module, plus £20.00 registration fee

Course facilitators: 

Mrs Catherine Morris and

Mrs Marianne Stevenson

How to book

Please complete booking form and email to


T:- 0151 288 6206

Contact - R Finnigan, Teaching School Administrator for further help or advice


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