Study With Us - New Testament Studies
Develop your faith
Develop your faith
The Certificate in New Testament Studies (CNTS) course is designed for anyone interested in developing his or her own faith and seeking greater understanding and knowledge with regard to the New Testament. The course includes a solid foundation in key areas of New Testament theology and spirituality, and aims to ensure that students gain greater personal insight into the Gospels and other writings and could use this to further their participation in parish, deanery and work life.
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 November 2021.
(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 individual Gospels, Acts of the Apostles and other writings of the New Testament, together with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the 2020 Directory for Catechesis, and relevant documents of the Second Vatican Council and the Holy See as key reference texts, offering a balance of theology, spirituality, and catechetical insights.
Eight modules are studied over two years – 5 are compulsory and the student selects a further three modules based on their individual circumstances and preferences:
**Units are option choices
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.
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:
The course uses a variety of learning approaches, including lectures, coursebooks, workbooks, quizzes, tutorials and study sessions to enable every student to complete their course.
Applications are welcome at any time of year. To apply, download the
Please complete online application form, then pay the application fee of £25 (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