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, if eligible to do so.  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 Applicant statement 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 early August.  (NB support may be available from schools or Councils – please contact them directly.)

Teaching dates


GLASGOW  (University of Glasgow Campus) Thursday 26 August, Friday 27 August and Friday 1 October 2021

DUNDEE (St John’s RC Secondary School) Thursday 9 September, Friday 10 September and Friday 19 November 2021