PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Higher Certificate in Theology (HCTh) provides students with a solid biblical and theological foundation for lay ministry within the local church. Students are introduced to the various fields of ministry and gain insights that are contextually relevant to Southern Africa. This programme is particularly well suited for church lay-leaders who are involved in ministry activities but have not yet had any formal training. This programme can be completed over one year or at your own pace.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

NQF Level: 5

Minimum Credits: 120

Duration: 1 Year

Mode of Delivery: Online Distance Learning

COURSES

1st Semester

HCTH BS 115 | Bible Overview*

HCTH ST 115 | Christian Doctrine*

HCTH PS 115 | Christian Leadership*

HCTH MS 115 | World Mission*

HCTH YS 115 | Youth Ministry*

* indicates compulsory courses

Curriculum Overview

2nd Semester

HCTH BS 125 | Understanding the Bible*

HCTH PS 125 | Gospel Communication*

HCTH MS 125 | Mission Sending*

HCTH PM 125 | Bible Read*

HCTH CH 125 | South African Church History*

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Matriculation with a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent). Students who are 26 years old or older may be admitted through a Recognition of Prior Learning / Experience application. 

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

HCTh Graduate Attribute Matrix

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete the Higher Certificate in Theology (NQF level 5) are able to articulate horizontally (on the same NQF level of study) to the Higher Certificate in Ministry programme or vertically (to the next level of study) into the Bachelor of Biblical Studies (NQF level 7) programme within the College. Articulation possibilities for further studies on NQF level 5 or where an NQF level 5 qualification is required for admission into a programme at other accredited institutions are available. 

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS AND FEE STRUCTURE

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