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Diploma in Teaching Tajweed and Islamic Studies

Education is the backbone of a society, hence, the first revelation of Quran began with the command of reading, emphasising on seeking knowledge. Beacon Institute intends to impart knowledge through organising appropriate courses in different Islamic sciences. It is the hope of Beacon Institute that those who will participate in various courses will:

  • Learn Islam comprehensively
  • Practice Islam sincerely
  • Convey the message of Islam actively
  • Teach Islamic Sciences effectively

The Diploma in Teaching Tajweed and Islamic Studies is designed to offer a comprehensive programme of study for those who are currently or intending to teach Quran recitation, Tajweed and Islamic Studies. Whilst covering the fundamentals of Deen, Fiqh and Quran Recitation with Tajweed, this course explores different views and brings in high-level discussion of current issues, effective teaching methods for today’s context, time management skills and practical knowledge from experienced instructors in the field.

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Quran, Tajweed and Islamic Studies Teachers?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which professionals maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills. The world is moving ever faster so on-going CPD is essential to support you in your current teaching role as well as helping you with career progression.  CPD is all about upgrading knowledge, skills and capabilities to remain effective.
In the context of Quran, Tajweed and Islamic Studies teaching, CPD is about refreshing your knowledge and skills, learning best practice from other teachers, developing new tools to manage your work and students more effectively and gaining a more comprehensive understanding of teaching Islamic sciences in the context of our current place and time (the UK in the 21st century).

Who is this course aimed at?

This Diploma programme is ideal for both experienced and new teachers of Quran, Tajweed and Islamic Studies. The course is specifically designed to develop the skills of existing teachers and give solid foundation to those who intend to teach in a wide range of modes including but not limited to:

  • full and part time Islamic schools
  • after school madrasahs
  • institutes (for adult learning)
  • home teaching

Programme Structure

The Diploma in Teaching Tajweed and Islamic Studies is made up of 3 integral certificate level courses, each of which is a course in its own right which can be studied independently of the Diploma programme.

Diploma in Teaching Tajweed and Islmaic Studies

How will the course be delivered?

  • Structured Learning: The course has been specifically designed to cover the classically studied subjects of Deen and Shariah, providing a balanced and comprehensive understanding of Aqida and Fiqh.
  • Practice-Based Quran Learning: A complete ‘Practice-based’ method is used throughout all levels. A strong emphasis is given to the practical implementation of Tajweed rules in actual recitation of the Quran
  • Discussion-Based Learning: Participants are encouraged to develop their thinking through discussion with classmates and interaction with course instructors throughout each module. The ‘Advanced Teachers Training’ is not simply a collection of lectures.
  • Developing critical thinking: The ‘Advanced Teacher Training’ doesn’t just give you the answers, but more importantly it provides the tools to navigate your Deen and daily interactions in society. Instructors don’t just deliver information, but require participants to think and question for themselves.
  • Spiritual and not just Academic: The course combines the academic areas of Aqida, Fiqh, Shariah and Tajweed with the vital spiritually uplifting aspects of Islam. Both are key to understanding and experiencing the Deen correctly.

Course Materials

  • Course materials will be provided for all courses

Course Certifications

  • Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants for all courses.
  • Certificate of completion will be awarded to those who meet all conditions of all courses.
  • Diploma certificate will be awarded to those who accomplish all courses successfully with assessments. 

Course Duration

The full Diploma programme, comprising of 3 certificate level courses can be completed in one school term, or 3 months on a part-time basis.

  1. Certificate in Advanced Teacher Training

    1. Islamic Studies - 8 half day sessions - Wednesdays (fortnightly) from 10am to 2.30pm or in the evening from 5pm to 8.30pm
    2. Quran / Tajweed – 12 weeks (2 hours weekly). Tajweed is taught separately in men or women only classes.
  2. Certificate in Teaching Quran and Tajweed

    1. One full day session
  3. Certificate in Teaching Islamic Studies

Course Credits

In order to gain the Diploma in Advanced Teaching Methods, students must accrue a total of 500 credits. Credits are gained through the completion of each certification level course as follows:

Certificate in Advanced Teacher Training

300 Credits*

Certificate in Teaching Quran and Tajweed

100 Credits

Certificate in Teaching Islamic Studies

100 Credits

Diploma in Advanced Teaching Methods

500 Credits

*300 Credits for Advanced Teacher Training (100 credits for Quran and Tajweed & 200 credits for Islamic Studies)
Assessment frameworks are given for each certificate level course separately in their sub-sections.

Course Instructor

The course instructors for the Diploma programme are highly skilled and qualified teachers with many years of teaching experience with both children and adults.

Principal Instructor

•          Sheikh Fahimul Anam (Founder, Beacon Institute)

Guest Contributors

•          Sheikha Selina Begum Ali (Oak Education and Beacon Institute)
•          Ustadh Nabeel Al-Azami (Murabbi Consulting)

Course Fees

The course fees for the full Diploma programme and individual certificates courses are as follows:

Certificate in Advanced Teacher Training


Certificate in Teaching Quran and Tajweed


Certificate in Teaching Islamic Studies


Diploma in Teaching Tajweed and Islamic Studies


Early Bird and Group Booking Discounts for full diploma programme bookings

Early Bird Discount


Group Booking Discount (minimum 3) – per student


All fees include tuition, class materials, handbooks, assessments and certifications.