The IBTI is accredited at Premier status by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges.
ASIC accreditation helps students make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.
The IBTI runs a two-year course in Applied Theology starting in October and ending in late June or early July. Although we strongly recommend doing the full course, there is the option for students to do only the first year.
Students who successfully complete two years are awarded an IBTI Diploma in Applied Theology, while those who successfully complete only one year are awarded an IBTI Certificate in Applied Theology.
Our courses are accredited by NCFE which is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
Within the two-year course a number of subjects have been selected to be included in a Customised Qualification accredited by NCFE and leading to a Certificate of Achievement accredited by NCFE. This Certificate in Applied Theology represents 1200 guided learning hours and the measurable learning outcomes have been bench marked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) level descriptors), allowing applicants to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
It should be noted that Customised Qualifications, though accredited, are considered by Ofqual as non-regulated because they are bespoke courses and are not on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Our Bible college also offers a Missional Leadership Course (six months from January to July) which is accredited by NCFE as a Customised Qualification at Level 4, with 436 guided learning hours. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate of Achievement accredited by NCFE in Missional Leadership and an IBTI Certificate in Missional Leadership. It is important to note that this course is open only to people who are already involved in ministry. Also it is a course that non-EU students can consider via the student visitor visa route.
We have designed our courses specifically to meet the needs of learners so that they are able to use their knowledge and skills in their Christian ministry.
Since August 2014 the IBTI appears also on the ASIC list of “Premier Colleges”. The college has been awarded commendable grades in the following:
A. Premises and Health & Safety
B. Management and Staff Resources
C. Learning and Teaching; Course Delivery
D. Quality Assurance and Enhancement
E. Student Welfare
G. Marketing and Recruitment