Certificate in Teaching Religious Texts

Training Qualifications UK

Duration: 130 hours

Timetable: two days or three days a week

Minimum Age: 19 Years Old

Entry Level: Intermediate

Mode of Study: Face to Face / Fully Online

Nature: Part Time / Full Time


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Certificate in Teaching Religious Texts

A level-five certificate in teaching religious text endorsed by TQUK (with a focus on Islamic scriptures)



Are you a teacher looking to enrich your understanding of Islamic literature and improve your ability to teach it in the classroom? Our teacher training course, “How to Teach Islamic texts”, is designed to help you do just that. With a focus on Islamic literature, this course provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to effectively teach a wide range of texts from classical Islamic literature to modern works on Islamic theology, spirituality, and ethics.

Through this course, you will learn how to approach Islamic texts in an educational context and how to make them relevant and accessible to your students, regardless of their background or experience with the subject matter. We will examine the various genres of Islamic literature, including Quranic exegesis, Hadith, poetry, and prose, and explore the rich cultural heritage and traditions that inform these texts.

Our experienced instructors will provide you with practical tips and strategies for teaching Islamic texts, emphasising the need to build a well-planned curriculum that takes into account students’ learning styles, interests, and abilities. In addition, we will explore the role of Islamic literature in the broader context of Muslim culture and society, and how it can be used to promote interfaith understanding and tolerance.

This course is open to all educators, regardless of their level of experience with Islamic literature or language. Whether you are a teacher of literature, history, religion, or any other discipline, this course offers valuable insights into the teaching of Islamic texts, their context, and their relevance in the contemporary world.

By the end of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to create engaging and informative lessons that inspire your students to engage actively with Islamic texts and understand their importance in Islamic culture and civilisation. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and expand your knowledge of Islamic literature – sign up for our course today!

Course Objectives

1. To enhance teachers’ understanding of the key themes and messages in Islamic texts, focusing on both the Qur’an and Hadith.

2. To develop teachers’ ability to analyse and interpret Islamic texts, emphasising linguistic, historical, and cultural elements that may be challenging for EFL students.

3. To provide teachers with a comprehensive overview of the importance of Islamic texts within the broader Islamic tradition and in the lives of practicing Muslims.

4. To equip teachers with a variety of pedagogical approaches and strategies suitable for teaching Islamic texts to EFL students, including cultural sensitivity, inclusion, and context-based teaching.

5. To train teachers in adapting Islamic texts for different proficiency levels of EFL students to ensure comprehensible input and effective language learning.

6. To offer guidelines for selecting appropriate supplementary materials and resources, such as translations, commentaries, glossaries, and audio-visual aids, which can facilitate the EFL students’ understanding of Islamic texts.

7. To foster teachers’ ability to create engaging and interactive classroom activities that encourage critical thinking, reflection, and deeper comprehension of Islamic texts amongst EFL students.

8. To expose teachers to common challenges faced by EFL students when interpreting Islamic texts, and to guide them in providing constructive feedback and support.

9. To promote collaboration and a shared learning experience among course participants, where they can discuss and reflect upon their own teaching practices in relation to teaching Islamic texts to EFL students.

10. To encourage teachers to be lifelong learners and develop their professional growth by engaging in further research and resources on teaching Islamic texts to EFL students.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Islamic Texts

1.1. Overview of Islamic beliefs and principles

1.2. Understanding the Qur’an

1.3. Introduction to Hadith literature

1.4. Importance of Tafsir (Qur’anic exegesis) and Seerah (Prophet’s biography) 

Module 2: Text Interpretation and Linguistic Analysis

2.1. Understanding the historical and cultural contexts

2.2. Analysing the literary styles and narrative structure

2.3. Importance of Classical Arabic in interpretation

2.4. Identifying and addressing common misconceptions

Module 3: Lesson Planning and Text Selection

3.1. Determining the purpose and objectives of the lessons

3.2. Selecting appropriate texts and themes

3.3. Aligning texts with curriculum standards and students’ proficiency levels

3.4. Incorporating cultural diversity and promoting inclusion within the classroom

Module 4: Teaching Strategies and Approaches

4.1. Contextualising the texts to engage students

4.2. Utilising various presentation methods and teaching aids

4.3. Fostering critical thinking and thoughtful discussion

4.4. Involving students in problem-solving and collaborative learning activities

Module 5: Assessment and Evaluation

5.1. Designing formative and summative assessments

5.2. Assessing students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills

5.3. Providing constructive feedback and fostering reflection

5.4. Evaluating the effectiveness of the teaching strategies and adjusting as needed

Module 6: Ethical Considerations and Sensitivity in Teaching Religious Texts

6.1. Respecting and understanding students’ beliefs and cultural backgrounds

6.2. Encouraging open-mindedness and critical thinking without bias

6.3. Addressing potential controversies and sensitive topics

6.4. Promoting interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding

Module 7: Professional Development and Collaboration

7.1. Engaging in continuous self-improvement and learning

7.2. Participating in subject-specific conferences and workshops

7.3. Collaborating with fellow educators to exchange resources and ideas

7.4. Utilising digital tools and platforms to enhance teaching and networking

Upon completion of the course, the participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively teach Islamic texts, while promoting critical thinking, compassion, and understanding within a diverse learning environment.