Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies
|Course type:||Short course|
Assessment is mainly by an assignment of 1,500 words for each unit of work. Occasionally this may vary, for example you may be given the opportunity to make a resource box for school or to undertake a presentation. Apart from teaching, students also study this course because it is helpful in relation to parish work and personal development. The course is open to people from any faith background or none.
See leaflet below for details
Contact for course content enquiries:Eamonn Elliott (Senior Lecturer/CCRS co-ordinator)
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2232)
Why study the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies?
This modular course is designed to give you an understanding of basic Christian theology, and an appreciation of the special place of Religious Education in Catholic schools. The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales. It is a requirement for any teacher who intends to teach in a Catholic school and also provides a basis for further study. At Newman University the CCRS programme aims to support teachers in their approach to Catholic education.
The opportunity to study for the Certificate is provided for all undergraduate students and is delivered within the normal undergraduate timetable. The CCRS is also delivered on Tuesday evenings over a two-year period in the autumn and spring terms. It offers an important opportunity, for those in Catholic education and those who wish to develop their knowledge of the Catholic faith, to study and discuss the teachings of the Catholic Church and its implications. The course consists of eight ten-hour modules, two of which relate directly to the teacher's work in a Catholic school. Attendance and successful completion of an assignment forms the assessment criteria for each module. Any person who is or wishes to be involved in Catholic education and formation may apply for this course.
This includes those involved in Religious Education in schools, Parish Catechesis and other ministries in the Church and anyone who wishes to follow the course for faith development or personal interest. The course seeks to ensure that you have at least a basic knowledge and understanding of the beliefs of the Catholic faith. You may take the entire Certificate at Newman University over two years or individual units over a longer period of time. It is also possible to transfer from, or to, other national centres providing that the entire Certificate (all eight units) is completed within a period of five years. The course is open to people from any faith background.
The Old Testament
The New Testament
The Person of Jesus Christ
Religious Education 1
Religious Education 2
These modules are subject to change.