Distance Learning

St John's Extension Studies offers distance learning programmes and short residential courses. We offer both university study and more flexible programmes which we accredit ourselves.

Self Accredited Study

We offer programmes for people who want to study but need more time to complete than university courses allow. You can choose either to follow one of the programmes of study we offer or opt to take individual modules as and when you wish, leaving open the question of signing up to a programme of study until you are ready.

Certificate in Christian Studies An introduction to the study of theology, the certificate brings together key strands of Christian theology in a way that helps you see their relevance to discipleship and ministry. There is great flexibility over choice of modules and time frames within which you complete modules.

The Intermediate Certificate in Christian Studies is designed to provide people with a flexible programme of theological and ministerial studies. Students have complete control over the choice of modules they study within the range provided by St John's College Extension Studies department. The modules have been produced to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the Bible, and Christian theology, tradition and practice so that they are better equipped for ministry within their churches. We recognise that students have many different reasons for entering this programme of study. We hope that the flexibility we offer enables students to focus on the areas in which they seek to develop personally.

The Higher Certificate in Christian Studies is designed to provide people with a flexible programme of theological and ministerial studies. Students have complete control over the choice of modules they study within the range provided by St John's College Extension Studies department. The modules have been produced to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the Bible, and Christian theology, tradition and practice so that they are better equipped for ministry within their churches. We recognise that students have many different reasons for entering this programme of study. We hoYour Linkpe that the flexibility we offer enables students to focus on the areas in which they seek to develop personally.

Counselling Skills for Pastoral Care This course will help you to develop a Christian understanding of people and equip you to express God's love and care for them in a practical way

Church Administration this new module offers a qualification that shows your church, and any future churches you move to, that you understand and can apply principles of organisational management within a theological understanding of a local church context.


University Validated Programmes

We offer programmes of study by distance learning which lead to a university qualification. We offer a Foundation Degree. Those wishing to gain a full BA may study the Foundation Degree first and then the BA (final year) programme. For those who wish to get a solid grounding in theology but on a shorter study programme, we offer a Professional Certificate in Ministry. All these programmes have a certain degree of flexibility built into the time over which they can be taken.

Professional Certificate in MinistryThe Professional Certificate in Ministry is designed to provide students with an introduction to theology at each of the three levels of an undergraduate degree. This may provide a basis for further study at a higher level or allow people who wish to gain experience of university validated study of theology to do so without committing to a full undergraduate degree.

Foundation Degree in Theology for Ministry The Foundation Degree in Theology for in Ministry is designed to provide a distance learning programme of study for people who wish to explore practical Christian ministry within the framework of the rigorous and accessible study of theology. The programme introduces key areas of Christian doctrine and ministry and therefore may be particularly helpful to students who are exploring vocation towards Christian ministry, both lay and ordained, or who are already engaged in such ministry.

Bachelor of Arts in Theology for Ministry The Bachelor of Arts in Theology for Ministry is designed to provide a distance learning programme of study for people who wish to explore practical Christian ministry within a framework of the rigorous and accessible study of theology. The programme introduces key areas of Christian doctrine and ministry and therefore may be particularly helpful to students who are exploring vocation towards Christian ministry, both lay and ordained, or who are already engaged in such ministry.

 

Residential Short Courses

We offer a variety of short courses on campus. Most take place over a weekend or a working week. At the centre of the campus stands a Grade II listed Georgian building which is the academic heart of the college. The college buildings are set in beautiful grounds which provide space for relaxation and reflection. A welcoming Christian community, we place worship and fellowship a the centre of all our activities. Our experience is that people who come away for residential short courses appreciate and value this focus. Our short courses have an excellent tutor/student ratio and there is plenty of opportunity for interaction between students and with tutors. For further details click on the following links: Exploring Your Calling , Listening Skills , Introduction to New Testament Greek and Theology Week.

Partnership in Training Schemes 

St John's Extension Studies has a tradition of working with dioceses, local churches and other Christian organisations to provide modules and programmes of study to suit the needs of these organisations. If you would like to explore how we might help you to equip people for service in Christian mission and ministry, please contact Revd Dr Andy Angel [email protected]

If you have any further enquiries or would like us to send you a prospectus, please contact the admissions office on 0115 968 3203 or by email [email protected]  


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