We offer two courses in Applied Theology
SUCH A TIME
IBTC has maximised the opportunity provided by the recent disruptive period of Brexit and Corona virus pandemic to re-evaluate its study programme. We have re-designed our Christian vocational training courses to be fit for purpose in the new adjusted normal that we find ourselves in. IBTC has sharpened its study programme by developing two separate yet integrated six-month courses:
LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE
IN APPLIED THEOLOGY
The Level 4 certificate in applied theology is a six-month introductory vocational course designed to help individuals serve more effectively in local church ministry and mission. The varied subjects and activities in this course provide a solid platform from which to explore personal strengths and weaknesses. It is designed to facilitate the discovery of specific gifts and practical ways of putting them to use.
LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA
IN APPLIED THEOLOGY
The Level 5 diploma in applied theology is a six-month course designed to enhance existing ministry skills to a trainee leadership level. If a student desires progression of their vocational calling and the development of their gifting to meet spiritual, social and humanitarian global needs, this course offers that opportunity. Students who have successfully completed the Level 4 course or who have completed IBTC recognised comparative training or who have existing proven experience in Christian ministry will be considered for this diploma course.
BRIDGING MINISTRY PLACEMENT
Both these courses are designed to be separate self-contained courses that can be completed within six months. Students who complete IBTC’s Level 4 certificate and want to proceed to enrol on the Level 5 diploma will be expected to complete a practical 5-6 weeks’ ministry placement during the autumn period between the courses. This will provide a practical ministry exposure that will form a bridge between the two courses. IBTC will be able to signpost students to effective ministry placement partners in Europe.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
The deadline for submitting the application for this course is 30th of September for students needing a visa and 10th of November for those not needing a visa. In November/December, before the course starts, there will be some inductions online.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2024
Monday 08 January, 5pm
Friday 22 March, as early as desired
Tuesday 02 April, 10pm
Tuesday 02 July, as early as desired
Saturday 29 June
ADVANTAGES OF ENROLLING ON THESE COURSES
IBTC has a proven track record of residential mission training for over 70 years.
The short vocational courses provide a viable study access route in the UK post-Brexit.
The residential setting allows for dedicated learning and discipleship in preparation for Christian service and mission.
The combined study and residential package mean that the courses are very affordable for a UK context.
The courses are taught in English and provide scope for students to improve their conversational and written English skills.
The modules are taught in a manner that does not just impart information but assists students to achieve key vocational learning outcomes.
The new courses have the flexibility to be studied as separate entities or combined as subsequent integrated courses.
IBTC courses are accredited by NCFE, a leading provider of educational services and a not-for-profit organisation.
ENGLISH LEVEL REQUIREMENT
If English is not your first language, YOU ARE REQUIRED to have a level of English of B1 (CEFR – Common European Framework reference) or equivalent (e.g.: IELTS, TEFL, TESOL or any UK Government approved test) to attend our courses.
IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF OUR COURSES
The Creative Ministry module is an important element in our courses which develops an additional aspect of God’s calling.
This is the purpose of the Creative Ministry module which provides hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply biblical principles in practical and focused ways.
IBTI MISSION CHURCH
The IBTI mission church serves as a platform for students’ vocational practice and training purposes. It provides an opportunity for God to work in a deeper way among the students, and every activity is an act of worship for Him.
While studying, the students also have many opportunities to form ministerial connections within the UK. Attending local church services, experiencing a church placement and engaging in outreaches are all vital aspects of our programme.
JOIN US AND EXPERIENCE WHAT YOU WERE MADE FOR!
Your future starts now! Apply today to start your jurney into all that God has for you right here at IBTC.
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