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 taught 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.

Please download the additional information form and upload with your online application.

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


The course will cost £310.00 payable on registration.  In addition, you will also be asked to purchase two books at a cost of £10 and £15.  Information on registration will be sent via email on 1st August 2019.  (NB support may be available from schools or Councils – please contact them directly.)

Teaching dates

Session dates for 2019/20

Glasgow cohort: Monday 5th August, Tuesday 6th August and Wednesday 7th August 2019   (Venue: St Andrew’s Building, University of Glasgow, G3 6NH) Classes are from 10-5pm

Edinburgh cohort: Thursday 19th September, Friday 20th September, Thursday 14th November 2019 (Venue: The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB ) Classes are from 10-5pm

Aberdeen cohort:  Friday 6th September 2019 (9am – 1pm), Wednesday 15th January 2020 (1pm-5pm),  Wednesday 22nd January 2020 (1pm-5pm), Wednesday 29th January 2020 (1pm – 5pm).