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Why Choose Maryvale?
Why Choose Maryvale?
His Grace Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham and President of Maryvale Institute introduces Maryvale: "Since its establishment over 35 years ago as the Archdiocesan Centre for Catechetics and Adult Education, Maryvale has remained true to its founding mission to build up the Church by forming lay Catholics in a deeper knowledge of their faith. Over that time it has earned an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and its fidelity to the Catholic Church, and now provides courses at all levels to students from every part of the British Isles and around the world..."
Maryvale developed its learning method on that pioneered by The Open University, and its success as an educational Institute has blossomed as a result of this choice. Part-time distance learning means that students can follow stimulating and complex courses of study leading to publicly-recognised awards whilst maintaining their existing vocational, family and work commitments.
Maryvale Institute recognises that every man and woman of every place, race and creed is ‘created in God’s image and called to know and love him’ (CCC 31), and that the equality of every person depends on this great, intrinsic dignity which rests above all on the fact that each person is called to communion with God (c.f.GS19). The Institute is committed to a policy of equal access for all its students living with disability or a health condition and will make provision wherever possible for students to be able to follow its courses.
Maryvale Institute has developed to become an international, distance-learning college offering adult courses from further education to PhD level in a range of Catholic Studies. Students completing one of the adult further education courses receive a Maryvale certificate. The Higher education courses are offered through Maryvale's valuable validation partnerships with Liverpool Hope University and The Open University.
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