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What is the CCRS?

The CCRS is awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales. It is recommended for any teacher who wants to teach in a Catholic school as well as anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge and understanding in Catholic faith and theology. Any person who wishes to be involved in Catholic education and formation may apply for the course. This includes those involved in Religious Education in schools, Parish Catechesis and other ministries in the Church and anyone wishing to follow the course for faith development or personal interest.

CCRS at Liverpool Hope University

The CCRS course is led by Dr Taras Khomych and the course administrator is Mrs Colette Jameson.

The CCRS is delivered as a two year rolling programme and requires completion of a total of eight modules: six core and two specialist modules. Four modules are offered each academic year and so it is possible to complete the course within two years or else take up to five years as allowed by the Board of Studies.

There are two options for taking CCRS with Liverpool Hope University:

  1. 1. If you are a full-time Hope registered student you can take part in the in-house programme 'CCRS Liverpool Hope Online', with modules running totally online via Moodle and currently costs £75 per module. Download the CCRS Liverpool Hope Online leaflet.
  7. 2. If you wish to study the CCRS and are an external (not a full-time Hope registered) student who wishes to follow the course for professional development then you may apply to join the 'CCRS External Students Online' programme, where modules are hosted in the University’s virtual learning site. Media-rich learning resources invite independent study and reflection together with interactive activities for collaborative exchange among tutors and students. It is possible to transfer into the CCRS Online from another CCRS local centre providing that the entire certificate (all eight units) is completed within a period of five years following registration with the Board of Studies. Each CCRS Online module currently costs £100. Download the CCRS External Online Students leaflet.

For both options there is a £25 Board of Studies registration fee. Module registration and payment is made via the University online store.

Find out more

For all enquiries relating to the CCRS course at Liverpool Hope University please e-mail [email protected].

Alternatively, find out more about the national CCRS award by visiting the Board of Studies website.

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