About this course
The Diploma is an in-depth programme, designed to enable you to prepare for effective cross-cultural mission by developing your ability to evaluate, understand and apply skills in other cultural contexts. The first year of study is the foundational Level 4 Certificate programme. This is designed to teach foundational missionary knowledge, methodology and practical skills whilst at the same time helps to develop the interpersonal, spiritual and academic skills of the student. In the second year you study three core modules and then choose from a range of specialist area modules which help prepare you for vocations including: Church Planting; Discipleship; the Arts; Theological Education and Community Development.
The Diploma is an open access programme, validated by the Open University. The recommended minimum age of entry is 21 years. However the College will consider applicants who are 19 years old provided they meet the admissions criteria. Normally you should have a minimum of two ‘A’ level equivalents or relevant vocational experience.
For those for whom English is not a first language (according to UKVI criteria), proof of English skills will also be required. This must be an academic IELTS test with a score 5.5 at a UKVI approved SELTS Centre (with a minimum 5.5 for listening/reading and 5.0 for writing/speaking.) For students who do not require a visa we will also consider a score of 162 or above in the Cambridge Advanced Exam, or a score of 46 or above in the TOEFL (IBT computer-based) English test.