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Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)

Duration: Flexible

Overview

The CCRS is awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales. It is recommended for any teacher who wants to teach in a Catholic school as well as anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge and understanding in Catholic faith and theology. Any person who wishes to be involved in Catholic education and formation may apply for the course. This includes those involved in Religious Education in schools, Parish Catechesis and other ministries in the Church and anyone wishing to follow the course for faith development or personal interest.

The CCRS is delivered as a two year rolling programme and requires completion of a total of eight modules: six core and two specialist modules. Four modules are offered each academic year and so it is possible to complete the course within two years or else take up to five years as allowed by the Board of Studies.

Course Leader: Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle

Dr Stuart-Buttle is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Education and Director of the Centre for Christian Education and Pastoral Theology.

Curriculum

Options for Study

There are two options for taking CCRS with Liverpool Hope University:

CCRS IN-HOUSE – If you are a full-time Hope registered student (normally following BAQTS, PGCE or School Direct) then you can take part in the In-House programme, with modules delivered across a series of Saturdays during term time. Each module consists of two Saturday sessions.

CCRS ONLINE – If you wish to study the CCRS Online (i.e. you are not a full-time Hope registered student but an external who wishes to follow the course for professional development) then you may apply to join the CCRS Online, where modules are hosted in the university’s virtual learning site and there is no requirement for campus attendance.

For both options there is a £25 Board of Studies registration fee. Module registration and payment is made via the University online store.

CCRS Online

Modules are hosted in the university’s virtual learning site and there is no requirement for campus attendance. Media-rich learning resources invite independent study and reflection together with interactive activities for collaborative exchange among tutors and students.

Module Availability September 2017- July ​2018

  • Core module: Old Testament
  • Core module: New Testament
  • Core module: Person of Jesus Christ
  • Specialist module: RE in a Catholic School

For all enquiries relating to the CCRS course at Liverpool Hope University please email crsonline@hope.ac.uk.

CCRS (In-House)

Each module runs for 2 Saturdays at Hope Park campus.

Modules are hosted in the university’s virtual learning site and there is no requirement for campus attendance. Media-rich learning resources invite independent study and reflection together with interactive activities for collaborative exchange among tutors and students.

Module Availability September 2017- July ​2018

  • Core module: Old Testament
  • Core module: New Testament
  • Core module: Person of Jesus Christ
  • Specialist module: RE in a Catholic School

​The In-House course is only open to Hope registered students. Each module currently costs £30 and enrolment is done via the University’s Online Store.

Further Information

Centre for Christian Education and Pastoral Theology website – click on the ‘courses’ tab for further information about the CCRS.

Board of Religious Studies website – find out more about the national CCRS award here

Overview

The CCRS is awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales. It is recommended for any teacher who wants to teach in a Catholic school as well as anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge and understanding in Catholic faith and theology. Any person who wishes to be involved in Catholic education and formation may apply for the course. This includes those involved in Religious Education in schools, Parish Catechesis and other ministries in the Church and anyone wishing to follow the course for faith development or personal interest.

The CCRS is delivered as a two year rolling programme and requires completion of a total of eight modules: six core and two specialist modules. Four modules are offered each academic year and so it is possible to complete the course within two years or else take up to five years as allowed by the Board of Studies.

Course Leader: Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle

Dr Stuart-Buttle is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Education and Director of the Centre for Christian Education and Pastoral Theology.

Curriculum

Options for Study

There are two options for taking CCRS with Liverpool Hope University:

CCRS IN-HOUSE – If you are a full-time Hope registered student (normally following BAQTS, PGCE or School Direct) then you can take part in the In-House programme, with modules delivered across a series of Saturdays during term time. Each module consists of two Saturday sessions.

CCRS ONLINE – If you wish to study the CCRS Online (i.e. you are not a full-time Hope registered student but an external who wishes to follow the course for professional development) then you may apply to join the CCRS Online, where modules are hosted in the university’s virtual learning site and there is no requirement for campus attendance.

For both options there is a £25 Board of Studies registration fee. Module registration and payment is made via the University online store.

CCRS Online

Modules are hosted in the university’s virtual learning site and there is no requirement for campus attendance. Media-rich learning resources invite independent study and reflection together with interactive activities for collaborative exchange among tutors and students.

Module Availability September 2017- July ​2018

  • Core module: Old Testament
  • Core module: New Testament
  • Core module: Person of Jesus Christ
  • Specialist module: RE in a Catholic School

For all enquiries relating to the CCRS course at Liverpool Hope University please email crsonline@hope.ac.uk.

CCRS (In-House)

Each module runs for 2 Saturdays at Hope Park campus.

Modules are hosted in the university’s virtual learning site and there is no requirement for campus attendance. Media-rich learning resources invite independent study and reflection together with interactive activities for collaborative exchange among tutors and students.

Module Availability September 2017- July ​2018

  • Core module: Old Testament
  • Core module: New Testament
  • Core module: Person of Jesus Christ
  • Specialist module: RE in a Catholic School

​The In-House course is only open to Hope registered students. Each module currently costs £30 and enrolment is done via the University’s Online Store.

Further Information

Centre for Christian Education and Pastoral Theology website – click on the ‘courses’ tab for further information about the CCRS.

Board of Religious Studies website – find out more about the national CCRS award here

Course Contact Details

Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle

Course Leader

Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

stuartr@hope.ac.uk

 

Rachel Foster

Course Administrator

Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

ccrsonline@hope.ac.uk

 

In the first instance, please contact the course administrator.