CTh page image The programme has been designed to provide basic theological and pastoral training for lay church workers in various ministries, pastoral skills for community workers, and biblical and general grounding for gap year students wishing to pursue further higher education studies. We offer two tracks within this programme: Pastoral Ministry, and Children’s Ministry. Graduates of the program should be able to explain the basic teachings of Christianity and the overall meaning of the Bible, and give talks based on Old and New Testament passages and on simple biblical themes. They should have an understanding of how healthy churches function, and skills in teaching, counselling and small group leadership.

The Higher Certificate in Theology is a one year full-time programme at NQF Level 5, accredited by the Council on Higher Education. The Higher Certificate is also available part-time over three years. Please inquire.

Entrance Requirements

National Senior Certificate or the equivalent thereof with a minimum of 30% in English Language (Per Government Gazette No. 751,11 July 2008). admission through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is permitted for a maximum of 10% of the enrolment for any year. Learners in this category may be permitted to complete the qualification over a maximum of two years with the Faculty Board’s agreement.

Foreign students who have English as a second language may be required to complete a TOEFL test (or similar) to prove proficiency in English at a level suitable for academic study (see explanation at the very bottom of this page).

Information

For information relating to the Prospectus and Fees of our Higher Certificate in Theology programme, please click on the items below.

Undergraduate Prospectus 2016

General Regulations

Higher Certificate Information Sheet 2016

Budget Tables 2015

GWC Fees 2017

Successful completion allows entry into the BTh programme with credits for up to half of the first year.

Programme Structure

The Higher Certificate in Theology is presently offered in both General and Children’s Work tracks.

The General track, consists of 9 core Biblical-theological modules totaling 80 credits, plus elective modules totaling a minimum of 40 credits.  Guidance will be given to prospective students on appropriate elective module choices. GWC reserves the right not to offer electives for which there is insufficient demand. English tuition is also provided as elective modules for students whose English competency is weak, as determined by a competency test.

The Children’s Work track consists of 9 core Biblical-theological modules totaling 80 credits plus 12 additional modules specific to Children’s Work totaling 40 credits.  Read here regarding modules. To find out more about Childrens Ministry at GWC click here.

How to Apply

For information regarding the application process for our one-year Higher Certificate in Theology, please CLICK HERE

Click here for information of Part-time Studies

 

 

IMPORTANT: English Proficiency Test

Foreign students who have English as a second language may be required to complete a TOEFL Test (or similar) to prove proficiency in English at a level suitable for academic study.

English language requirement: You must have an English Language qualification to be accepted onto a course at the University. The minimum acceptable English Language requirement for undergraduate courses is IELTS – 6.0 overall and 5.0 for the written element. This is equivalent to 213 in the computerised TOEFL test, 550 in the written TOEFL test, or 79 – 80 in the internet based TOEFL test.

For postgraduate courses you must have IELTS – 6.5 overall and 6.0 for the written element. This is equivalent to 232 in the computerised TOEFL test, 575 in the written TOEFL test or 90 – 91 in the internet based TOEFL test. Equivalent English language qualifications may be accepted.

The following link will enable you to find out more about the IELTS and TOEFL tests and will enable you to locate a learning & testing centre near to where you live: http://www.ets.org/toefl/

Please CLICK HERE for the English Proficiency Test letter from our Academic Registrar.

 

 

 

 

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