Diploma

The Diploma programme is designed for those who are already engaged in or beginning Christian ministry. It builds on the foundation of the Certificate programme by providing you with a rigorous understanding of the Bible and theology, alongside developing a greater awareness of your cultural and religious contexts. It also provides you with key cognitive and practical skills required for practical engagement and further study.

These courses are designed for practical engagement with your church and community context. Throughout these courses you will be given the opportunity to apply your learning in your church and community context.

This programme is comparable to an EQF Level 5 (Short Cycle) Programme within the Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

We are members of the European Council for Higher Education (ECTE). We are working towards programme accreditation with ECTE, which will certify comparability to the Framework for Qualifications within the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) and will provide recognition within the ICETE (International Council for Evangelical Theological Education) network. ECTE Accreditation does not lead to or replace national accreditation in the UK.

Full-time (1 year). 32-36 hrs/week.

Part-time (2-3 years). 10-18 hrs/week

Entry Requirements.

  • Able to read and write in the language of instruction.
  • Passed the Certificate in Theology / Christian Ministry.
  • At least 10th pass or passed 10 years of school learning.
  • For those who are 20 years old or above; if the applicant has not completed 10 years of schooling, he/she must pass the mature candidate‚Äôs exam.
  • Minimum 2 years of ministry experience.

We want our programmes to be affordable and accessible to all. For specific details regarding fees, please speak to your local study centre or email info@shepherds.academy

CODE COURSE CREDITS
BCC5 Letters of Peter: Perseverance, Suffering, and False Teachers 6
BCC6 Paul and his Letters for the Church 6
BCC7 Inductive Bible Study of the Book of Jeremiah 6
BCC8 Psalms and Worship 6
CHM3 Introduction to Theology of Mission 6
CHM4 The History of Christianity in Your Own Region 6
CHM5 Leading House Group and Bible Study 6
CTE5 Systematic Theology in the Context of Other Religions 6
CTE6 Christian Ethics 3
CTE7 Christians in the Public Space (Public Theology) I 3
RIP4 Theology of Persecution and Suffering 3
RIP5 Specialised Study of a Religion (Any one of the below)
RIP51 Understanding Buddhism for Christian Engagement or 6
RIP52 Understanding Islam for Christian Engagement or 6
RIP53 Understanding Hinduism for Christian Engagement or 6
RIP54 Understanding Indigenous Religions for Christian Engagement 6
CMM6 Christian Marriage, Family and Parenting 6
CMM7 Christian Professionals in the Market Place 6
CMM8 Christian Communication: Media and Technology I 6

*Courses in bold indicate compulsory courses

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Accreditation and Validation

We are members of the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE) and our Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor's programmes are accredited by them. This certifies comparability to the Framework for Qualifications within the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) and provides recognition within the ICETE (International Council for Evangelical Theological Education) network. ECTE accreditation does not lead to or replace national accreditation in the UK.