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Catholic Education

As a Catholic university, St Mary’s has particular expertise in training faith educators. St Mary’s understands the unique strengths and challenges of faith providers, and the training we offer will speak to your specific needs.

As with our broader professional development courses, we offer training opportunities at both an individual and an institutional level, some of which are unique in the UK.

Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies (CCRS)

St Mary’s University offers CCRS which is awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. It is an important certificate for teachers wishing to teach in a Catholic school, and a key qualification for professional development.

MA in Catholic School Leadership

This MA is unique in the UK and teachers explore how the Catholic philosophy of education can be integrated with effective school leadership.

Shepherding Talent

Shepherding Talent is a pioneering programme in which teachers identified as having potential for leadership are challenged to explore their vocation to lead.