Setting Out on the Road

Is a course which leads to the award of the Catholic Teacher's Certificate (CTC) enabling the recipient to teach Religious Education in the Catholic school.  It is delivered by the St Andrew's Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education at the University of Glasgow.  Setting Out on the Road is for qualified teachers who have not yet obtained their CTC.

How to apply – Setting Out On The Road

To apply for the Setting Out On The Road (Catholic Teacher's Certificate) at the University of Glasgow,

Before you can apply for this course, you must currently be qualified to teach in a primary or secondary school and have a GTCS registration number.

To undertake the course you will become a student of the University of Glasgow and you are required to submit both applications.

We will only be able to review your application if you have completed both the online application and the additional information form.

The closing date for applications for the 2018/19 Setting Out On The Road course is mid July 2018.

Priest’s Reference

Please ask your parish priest (or another priest who knows you) to complete the Priest’s Reference form. It is important to note that there is a section to be completed by the applicant.  On completion, the Priest’s Reference can be brought to the first class of the course, emailed to or sent to

Mrs Denise Porada, School Of Education, University of Glasgow, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow, G3 6NH


Setting out on the Road’ is one course. Total fee: *£310.00 payable on registration.

Fees should not be returned with this application. You will be able to make a credit card /debit card payment online when registration opens on 1st August.

Should you wish to apply, please access the guidance notes.

Teaching dates

Session dates for 2019

Glasgow cohort: Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and  Wednesday 7th August 2019

Edinburgh cohort: Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September 2019, 14th November 2019

Aberdeen cohort – to be confirmed