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Maryvale offers a range of Certificate and Foundation courses in Catechesis and Ministry, Catholic Art, Chaplaincy Studies, New Testament Studies, Parish Ministry, Religious Education and the Teachings of Pope Francis. These courses begin either each autumn or spring at Maryvale, but some are also offered at different venues around the world at the invitation of parishes or dioceses. Most of our FE courses, whether of six months, one or two years’ duration, are supported by a series of online study days each year – mostly held on Saturdays. The exception is the CCRS course, which has study days on weekdays to suit the teachers who take part.

The Catechesis and Adult Formation courses are all level three, part-time, distance-learning courses, specifically designed to enable adults with busy family, work and parish responsibilities to undertake study.

Course participants study at home in their own time following specially written course books, which act as core reading, lectures, and tutorials combined, leading students to wider reading if they have the time and interest.

For each module, the student presents a piece of written work, which is assessed and returned with tutorial feedback and encouragement.

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Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies

Course updated and fee reduction for 2021-2022:

This is a two-year course for trainee and qualified teachers, aiming to provide a basic qualification in Catholic Religious Education. It is in accordance with the requirements laid down by the Board of Studies of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and the Certificate is awarded with the authority of the Archbishop of Birmingham. The course consists of eight modules, four per year, and assessment is by a written assignment. Each module requires ten hours of contact time, so there are a series of compulsory study days and tutorials to attend.

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Certificate in Catechesis and Ministry

New for 2021-2022:

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.

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Certificate in Catholic Art

New for 2021-2022:

The Certificate in Catholic Art (CCA) course is designed to introduce and inspire an interest in Catholic Art, assisting in the development of knowledge and understanding of the place of culture, art and beauty within a Catholic perspective. It is for anyone who has, or who wishes to develop, an interest in this area. No previous knowledge or expertise is required, simply an interest in the subject. The course includes a foundation in the core knowledge of the Catholic perspective on God as artist and creator; it looks at some of the best (and lesser) known Christian religious paintings across a diverse range and also, to a smaller degree, architectural, sculptural and other art forms. Students undertake three modules, completing a workbook and assignment for each module.

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Certificate in Chaplaincy Studies

New for 2021-2022:

The Certificate in Chaplaincy Studies (CCS)* course is designed for anyone working in any area of chaplaincy, or those interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the context of Chaplaincy and Ministry. The course includes a basic foundation in key areas of Catholic theology and approaches to Pastoral Care based on this foundation.

*The new CCM course updates and replaces the Certificate in Catholic Healthcare Chaplaincy programme.

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Certificate in New Testament Studies

New for 2021-2022:

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.

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Certificate in the Teaching of Pope Francis

This five module course explores the breadth of insights in Pope Francis’ teaching, where in accessible language and vivid imagery, the truths of faith are presented as tools to authentic Christian living. Additional material from the Scriptures, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and selected magisterial documents are used to illustrate the consistency of the writing of Pope Francis with the teaching of Christ and the Church. Five modules are studied, each introduced by a webinar, and are assessed by written assignment.

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Foundation in Parish Ministry

New for 2021-2022:

The Foundation in Parish Ministry (FPM) course is designed for anyone interested in developing their own faith in the context of Parish Ministry. The course includes a solid foundation in key areas theology and also aims to ensure that students gain greater insight into the workings of the local parish, setting up and running Parish Catechetical Groups, working with the Parish Priest, presentation and communication skills which they can use to further their participation in parish life. As a result of this course, students will become part of a wider network of individuals within the Birmingham Archdiocese able to support others in their faith journey and particularly those who choose to participate in this or other Maryvale Catechetical studies.

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