When:
7th October 2024 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
2024-10-07T09:30:00+01:00
2024-10-07T15:30:00+01:00
Where:
Alexander House
Clifton Diocesan Offices
160 Pennywell Rd, St Jude's, Bristol BS5 0TX
UK
Contact:
Roisin Johnson
01179025593

A Brief Outline of the Certificate

 The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference. It was introduced in 1991 to replace its predecessors, The Catholic Teachers’ Certificate and the Certificate in Religious Education. Any teacher who is, or who wishes to be involved in Catholic Education may apply for the course.

The course seeks to ensure that participants have at least a basic knowledge and understanding of the beliefs of the Catholic Faith. It also provides a basis for further study. The course consists of eight modules in total: six core modules and two specialist modules. The core modules are: Old Testament; New Testament; the Person of Jesus; the Church; Sacramental Life; and Moral Understanding. Each module requires 10 hours contact time with a written assignment of 1500 words. You may of course choose to do the modules out of interest and not complete the written assignment; however, you will not be awarded a CCRS certificate unless you complete the written assignments.

Practical details

Facilitator:      Louise White, RE Adviser

 Speaker:          Ann Fowler, RE Consultant

 Timing: The certificate is normally acquired over two years with a maximum of five years’ study. The diocese will offer four modules a year on a two-year cycle. Each year will consist of three core modules and a specialist module. You may choose to do four modules per year to complete the course over two years or you may space it out over a longer period if you wish.  Once you begin the first module you must complete within five years.  This academic year will consist of eight days in total with four days in school time and four mornings on a Saturday.

Assessment: To gain accreditation you must attend each module and successfully complete an assignment. In this year we will consider: The Church, The Sacraments, Morality and our specialist module will be Faith & Science. You are welcome to attend the sessions without seeking accreditation through the submission of essays.

 Cost: Registration fee £20 to be paid when returning Application Form. In addition, each module will carry a separate fee as indicated in the schedule to cover relevant expenses.

 Course dates for 2024-2025

 

DATEVENUETIMECOST
The Church

Sat 5th October 2024

Mon 7th October 2024

 

Online

Alexander House

 

 

10.00 am – 12.30 pm

9.30 am – 3.30 pm

 

 

£95

The Sacraments

Sat 18th January 2025

Mon 20th January 2025

 

Online

Alexander House

 

10.00 am – 12.30 pm

9.30 am – 3.30 pm

 

£95

Morality

Sat 1st March 2025

Mon 3rd March 2025

 

Online

Alexander House

 

10.00 am – 12.30 pm

9.30 am – 3.30 pm

 

£95

Faith & Science

Sat 28th June 2025

Mon 30th June 2025

 

Online

Alexander House

 

10.00 am – 12.30 pm

9.30 am – 3.30 pm

 

£95

 

Lunch will be provided on the Monday sessions. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements.