The Foundation Award

Validated by Durham University, the Foundation Award consists of 60 credits, which can be completed in one or two years.

Foundation Award students can choose modules from those offered for the 120-credit Certificate programme. It is possible to register for the Foundation Award and to carry those credits towards the Certificate if you decide you want to continue into further study. This is a more flexible option for those with limited time available. Foundation Award students participate in an induction session and receive some help with study skills.

This course is ideal for those who wish to begin studying theology while continuing in full- or part-time work. Most of our part-time students enrol because they want to explore their Christian faith, deepen their knowledge of God, and better understand how to apply his Word to the world around them, for the sake of their Christian life and practice, and to equip them for ministry.

TUESDAY EVENINGS AND FREE PARKING

Foundation and Certificate classes are taught on Tuesday evenings during term time. We offer all students free and convenient on-site parking. Lectures start at 7.15pm and run until 9.20pm with a coffee break. If you’d like, you can join fellow part-time students for supper in the dining hall at 6pm and also join us for a short service at 6.40pm before classes begin.

WHO TEACHES OUR PART-TIME PROGRAMME?

All of our classes for part-time students are taught by the same faculty members who teach our full-time students.

MODULES OFFERED

Modules are taught by Trinity College and Bristol Baptist College faculty and include: Old Testament Introduction, New Testament Introduction, Introduction to Aspects of Pastoral Care, Elements of Ministry and Mission in Context, Introduction to Church History, Brief Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Introduction to Ethics, and Introducing Theological Reflection.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Students need at least 1 A-level or equivalent to enrol; relevant work experience may be considered. Applicants will need to demonstrate their potential to benefit from study at this level.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact Jo Norman: jo.norman@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or on 0117 968 0253.

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