Yes absolutely. You will need to ask your current study centre to complete the “Record of Transfer” form and send it to us along with your enrolment form.
Yes you can. However we do ask that payment in full is received at the start of the course.
Yes that is no problem. We have many students living and working abroad who prefer this option. Please specify that you would like to be emailed everything on your enrolment form.
Yes you can.
We understand! Once you are registered with us you have 5 years to complete the course. Within the 5 year time frame you can adjust the rate at which you complete the modules at any time. You can speed up, slow down, and pause simply by dropping us an email.
Yes that is no problem. Please include a letter on headed paper confirming whom to invoice within the school/university.
Once your application to study with us has been processed you will receive a folder containing: your welcome letter, CCRS course handbook, study schedule, assessment forms, your first module and guides on how to get the most out of your study time.
If you believe there will be a significant overlap between studying you have already completed at undergraduate/graduate level then you may be granted an Approved Prior Learning exemption from certain modules. You will need to complete the APL form along with proof of your previous study and forward to us along with your enrolment form. Your APL application is then reviewed by a member of the Board of Religious Studies and we will communicate their decision to you. Please note that this process relates to prior learning up to a maximum of three core modules (not Specialist Modules) and it does not apply to ‘concurrent’ or ‘prospective’ learning.
We welcome everyone to study our courses from all backgrounds, denominations and faiths.
The course is designed to take two years to complete and this is on the basis of one evening a week being dedicated to study. If you have more time that this to dedicate to the course then you may find you can complete the course sooner. However we encourage students to take their time with the course as the more time they invest in the course, the more it will help their teaching career later on.
The time frame for completing the CCRS course given by The Board of Religious Studies is 5 years. You may start the course at one centre and transfer to another but this must be within the 5 years. If you go over this time, please contact your current study centre for advice.
Depending on circumstances you may be asked to repeat any modules completed outside of the 5 year time frame.
With Life Light you are not required to attend seminars as we offer the course wholly via distance learning. You will be required to make a close study of the course material sent to you, undertake further reading as indicated and complete a 1500 word assignment for each module. You then submit your assignment via either post or email to your tutor along with your completed assessment form.
If at any time you are having difficulty with the course text you can contact your tutor for advice and support.
Yes absolutely. We can email everything you will need to study the course and you will be able to email your assignments to your tutors at the end of each module.
Once all 8 modules have been completed and your grades have been received we then apply to The Board of Religious Studies for your certificate. Please allow at least 6 weeks for your certificate to be received. If you require a cover letter meanwhile please email us.
The CCRS course is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
It is very rare that a student has a complaint. However in this circumstance please contact the CCRS Coordinator to discuss any difficulties and for a copy of the complaints procedure.