Study With Us - Certificate in Catechesis & Ministry
Develop your faith
Develop your faith
The Certificate in Catechesis and Ministry (CCM)* course is for anyone interested in developing his or her own faith for the sake of explaining it to others in any context. The course includes practical aspects of catechesis, as well as a solid foundation in key areas of theology and spirituality, so theory is reflected in practice throughout the course.
*The new CCM course updates and replaces the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis and Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry programmes.
This is a two-year, part-time, distance-learning course, which is completed in two distinct stages – Part I and Part II.
The course starts in October 2021, with a study day.
(Please note that this will be online, using Zoom, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This may change to ‘in person’ teaching during the 2 years of the course but is subject to discussion with all students)
This course draws from the Scriptures, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis, and relevant documents of the Second Vatican Council as key reference texts, offering a balance of theology, spirituality, and catechetical insights.
Eight modules are studied over two years – 7 are compulsory and the student selects the final module based on their individual circumstances and preferences:
Options (students select one):
Assessment is undertaken in the form of a workbook (completed as part of the course study). This includes a range of activities, reading and reflection, with a final assignment requiring the production of an outline plan for a catechesis session.
The course is carefully designed to give you a high level of support so that, even though you are at a distance, help is always at hand. Support is provided through:
Applications are welcome at any time of year. To apply, download the
Please complete online application form, then pay the application fee (if you have completed a course with us before you do not need to pay this) together with the course fee.
Once we receive payment of your course fees you will receive a confirmation email, together with information regarding your course and access to the materials for the first module.
If you have any further questions about the course before registration, please contact the Centre team:
If you have a disability or any long-term condition that impacts on your day-to-day life, please download the