CCRS 2017-2018

 

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) 2017-2018

I N T R O D U C T I O N A I M S   O F   T H E   C O U R S E
The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) offers a wider range of courses relevant to those who teach, parish workers or those who work within a Catholic Chaplaincy.

1) To provide teachers, chaplains and those involved in parish ministry with knowledge and understanding of the teaching and beliefs of the Catholic faith.

2) To enable all participants to make an informed contribution to their chosen field of work in the Church.

 H O W   T O   A P P L Y

To register a place please click here

Registration Closing Date - July 31st 2017.

 P R I C E S

 Registration: £50  Module: £70 (per module) Course total: £610

 

 T H E   C O R E   M O D U L E S

 Students study SIX core modules and produce ONE assignment for each module.

 Y E A R   1

C.1 Old Testament Studies (Hebrew Scriptures)

We begin our journey through the Bible with the Scriptures of Judaism, known to Christians as the Old Testament. This module is an introduction to the writings of the Old Testament that will cover the main themes of God’s revelation and its relevance for a Christian spirituality today.  
 

C.2 New Testament Studies (Christian Scriptures)

The journey continues with a careful reflection on the message and teaching of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. This course gives students an opportunity to look at the development of the New Testament writings and how to interpret and understand this material for the life of a Christian today.
 

C.3 Christology

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the “transmission of the Christian faith consists primarily in proclaiming Jesus Christ in order to lead others to faith in him.” This course is a reflection on the person and work of Jesus Christ and how ‘Christology’ lies at the heart of all Catholic teaching - presenting a seamless message that is centred on Christ himself.
 

C.4 Ecclesiology

The Church as we know it today is the result of a complex interaction between theological debate and historical events over a period of over two thousand years. This course is an opportunity to reflect on the nature of the Church and its mission in the world today.

 Y E A R   2

C.5 Sacramental Theology

The sacraments have their roots in the life of Christ.  They continue now what Jesus did while on earth. This course develops an understanding and appreciation of sacraments in the life of Catholics as a sign of Christ’s continuing presence with the Church.
 

C.6 Christian Morality
Morality is at the core of human relationships and reflects how we relate to each other and to God.  Throughout the history of the Church, moral issues have been both the basis of our teaching and the cause of dissention.  This module is designed to help participants to reflect on the tradition of Scripture and the teaching of the Church in the formation moral decision-making attitudes and behaviours.

 

 T H E   S P E C I A L I S T   M O D U L E S

Students then choose complete TWO specialist modules from the following list and produce TWO further assignments.

Collaborative Leadership The purpose of this module is to present Jesus as the indispensable model for Christian leaders. What is revealed in His teachings and His life speaks to all believers who serve as leaders, it shapes the way in which they understand their roles and act as people who can transform the world. It is a course that enables participants to identify the qualities of effective leadership within a Christian community and to be able to apply this teaching to practical everyday situations.

Liturgy and Worship Liturgy has been changing ever since the early Church began to move away from its Jewish origins, so renewal has been characteristic of liturgy from the beginning. In this module we will explore the depths and richness of Christian worship, fostering liturgical formation and active participation as outlined in the Vatican II document, Sacrosanctum Concilium. There will be opportunity to explore practical ways of preparing liturgies in school and in the parish.
 

Spirituality Spirituality helps us to identify the ways in which we engage with God.  Throughout the history of the Church this relationship has been expressed in a variety of ways, shaped by the customs and traditions of the time.  This module is designed to familiarise participants with a range of expressions of spirituality drawn from the breadth of Church tradition and to reflect on their relevance to contemporary living.
 

Youth Ministry This course will help participants to gain an understanding of the foundations of Youth Ministry and develop approaches to working with young people in a variety of settings. It includes a study of the theology, principles and goals which are at the heart of Youth Ministry.
 

Presenting the Faith The teaching of the Christian faith is at the heart of the Church’s mission of evangelisation. This course is designed to help all those who teach the faith, both in school and in the parish.  It looks at recent developments and incorporates modern technology, so that the teacher and catechist can guide their students to know, love and serve God. It has a practical dimension, looking at the various ways we can present the faith, making it relevant for a changing world in the 21st Century.

The Catholic School (5W's) In 2010 Pope Benedict stated that the ethos of each school is important and ‘needs to inform every aspect of school life’. The framework for review, evaluation and celebration of our Catholic Schools will be considered under five specific headings: Word of God; Welcome; Welfare; Worship and Witness. This course will consider how Gospel values and a Christ-centred ethos can be embedded across the whole school and what this means in practice.

 

 

Y E A R   1   T I M E T A B L E   &   V E N U E S

 

 

 

Cathedral Centre (3 Ford Street, Salford M3 6DP)

Dates Modules Times
16 & 23 Sept 2017 C1. Old Testament: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
18 & 25 Nov 2017 C2. New Testament: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
13 & 20 Jan 2018 C3. Christology: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
10 & 17 March 2018 C4. Ecclesiology: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
 

Manchester Metropolitan University

DATES MODULES TIMES
7 & 21 Oct 2017 C1. Old Testament: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
11 & 18 Nov 2017 C2. NewTestament: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
13 & 20 Jan 2018 C3. Christology: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
10 & 17th March 2018 C4. Ecclesiology: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm

 

 

Our Lady's RC High School (Alworth Road, Blackley, Manchester, M9 0RP)

DATES MODULES TIMES
12, 19, 26 Sept & 3 Oct 2017 C1. Old Testament Studies: SESSIONS 1-4 4pm-6.30pm
7, 14, 21 & 28 Nov 2017 C2. New Testament Studies: SESSIONS 1-4 4pm-6.30pm
9, 30 Jan & 6 Feb 2018 C3. Christology: SESSIONS 1-4 4pm-6.30pm
6, 13, 20, 27 March 2018 C4. Ecclesiology: SESSIONS 1-4 4pm-6.30pm

 

 

 Cardinal Langley RC High School (Rochdale Road, Middleton, Manchester, M24 2GL)

DATES MODULES TIMES
28 Sept, 5 & 19 Oct 2017  C1. Old Testament Studies: SESSIONS 1-3

Session 1: 9.30am - 3pm

Session 2-3: 4pm - 6.30pm

9, 16, 23 Nov 2017 C2. New Testament Studies: SESSIONS 1-3 Session 1: 9.30am - 3pm

Session 2-3: 4pm - 6.30pm

11, 18, 25 Jan 2018 C3. Christology: SESSIONS 1-3 Session 1: 9.30am - 3pm

Session 2-3: 4pm - 6.30pm

8, 15, 22 March 2018 C4. Ecclesiology: SESSIONS 1-3 Session 1: 9.30am - 3pm

Session 2-3: 4pm - 6.30pm

 

 Y E A R   2   T I M E T A B L E   &   V E N U E S

 

 

 

Cathedral Centre (3 Ford Street, Salford M3 6DP)

DATES MODULES TIMES
16 & 30 Sept 2017 C5. Sacramental Theology: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
4 & 11 Nov 2017 C6. Christian Morality: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
20 & 27 Jan 2018 S1. Spirituality: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm
10 & 17 March 2018 S2. Liturgy & Worship: SESSIONS 1-2 9.30am-3pm

 

 

Our Lady's RC High School (Alworth Road, Blackley, Manchester, M9 0RP) 

DATES MODULES TIMES
12, 19, 26 Sept & 3 Oct 2017 C5. Sacramental Theology: SESSIONS 1-4

4.30pm-6.30pm

7, 14, 28 Nov & 5 Dec 2017 C6. Christian Morality: SESSIONS 1-4 4pm-6.30pm
9, 16, 23 & 30 Jan 2018 S1. Collaborative Leadership: SESSIONS 1-4 4pm-6.30pm
6 & 13 March 2018 S2. Presenting the Faith: SESSIONS 1-2 4pm-6.30pm

 

 

Sacred Heart Presbytery, Colne

DATES MODULES TIMES
13, 20, 27 Sept & 4 Oct 2017 C5. Sacramental Theology: SESSIONS 1-4 4pm - 6.30pm
8, 15, 22 & 29 Nov 2017 C6. Christian Morality: SESSIONS 1-4 4pm - 6.30pm
10, 31st Jan & 7 Feb 2018 C3. Christology: SESSIONS 1-3 4pm - 6.30pm

 

 

Tameside Cluster 

DATES MODULES TIMES
14, 21 & 28 Sept 2017 C5. Sacramental Theology: SESSIONS 1-3

Session 1: 9.30am - 3pm

Session 2-3: 4pm - 6.30pm

9, 16 & 23 Nov 2017 C6. Christian Morality: SESSIONS 1-3 Session 1: 9.30am - 3pm

Session 2-3: 4pm - 6.30pm

11, 18 & 25 Jan 2018 S1. Youth Ministry: SESSIONS 1-3 Session 1: 9.30am - 3pm

Session 2-3: 4pm - 6.30pm

8, 15 & 22 March 2018 S2. The Catholic School: SESSIONS 1-3 Session 1: 9.30am - 3pm

Session 2-3: 4pm - 6.30pm