Study With Us - Certificate in Catechesis & Ministry
Develop your faith
Develop your faith
The Beginners Latin course is for anyone interested in developing his or her own Latin language skills and understanding, particularly in relation to exploring faith based study and experience. The course includes a solid foundation in key areas of language structure and communication, with guided home study so theory is reflected in practice throughout the course. It is anticipated that students will have some basic knowledge of the language (perhaps through completion of the Maryvale Summer School 2021).
NB Students who have not completed a basic Latin introductory course can be provided with access to the 2021 Summer School recordings and materials at an additional cost of £50.00. Please contact the Course Administrator below to arrange this, if appropriate
This is a 1 year, part-time, distance-learning course, which is completed via a weekly 2hr lecture/teaching session complimented by additional activities and learning at home. Students will need to devote up to 4hrs of study time each week (including the 2hr lecture).
The course starts on Friday 26 November 2021, at 7pm. Enrolment must be completed by Wednesday 24 November 2021 to enable lecturing arrangements to be made.
Students require a copy of Simplicissimus, preferably the 3rd Edition 2018 (published by the Latin Mass Society of England & Wales).
(Please note that this course will be online, using Zoom, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no plans for this course to become a face to face, in-house course at present)
This course utilises a course reader, Simplicissimus, which students are required to purchase or loan, in order to enable completion of lecture and at home activities. During the year, students will study the following:
Additional course material will be provided throughout the year and be available on the student learning portal (Moodle).
By the end of the course students will be expected to:
Assessment is undertaken in the form of end of Semester reviews/tests and a final test at the end of the academic year. This course is not accredited and therefore a formal examination is not set.
Students completing all assessment activities throughout the year, including the final test, will be awarded a Maryvale Certificate of Completion.
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 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