Frequently Asked Questions
Can I just do one module and what is the cost?
Yes you can! You can choose to dip into modules whenever they are running. You can either take them without completing any assignments or elect to do the assignments. If you do elect to take assignments you will need permission from your incumbent for this and you will need to have completed C0 Safeguarding training as the assignments are practically based. All modules cost £25 each, payable just prior to module commencement so you only pay for modules you study.
Do I have to have any qualifications to do the training?
No you don't. We have tried to make the training as easy to access as possible but you will need to do some reading and you will need some good thinking skills. The Advanced Level modules are of University undergraduate first year standard so it may help to do the Introductory Level modules before attempting any of the Advanced ones.
If I've done the modules without assignments then decide I'd like to do the assignments after all, can I do that?
Yes you can as long as it's within two years of completing the module(s). You will need the support of your incumbent (in writing) and to have completed at least C0 Safeguarding training (available online). If you need further advice about this please enquire when applying.
Can I do the Certificate of Mission and Ministry full programme (CMM) without doing assignments?
No. In order to receive the CMM all the assignments must be taken and passed. You can transfer onto the Certificate if you have taken modules without doing the assignments but you will need to successfully complete the assignments before the CMM would be awarded. Please note: you would not automatically be allowed to minister in your church on completion of the CMM, that would be the decision of your incumbent.
Is the Certificate of Mission and Ministry (CMM) a University Qualification?
No, the Certificate of Mission and Ministry is only valid in the Diocese and it does not have anything to do with a University even though the second level modules are at university undergraduate level. If you wanted to do a University course at any time you may be able to put some of your learning towards whatever qualification you wanted to take but that would be up to the University to decide.
How long does a module take and how much time will I need to commit to it?
A module lasts for 10 weeks. You will need to put aside at least 2 hours for each of the Introductory Level module sessions and more for the Advanced Level modules, as well as a bit of time on Sundays to do a small exercise in church. There are 3 Study Days per module and these will be on Saturdays or Sundays and will last from 10.00am to no later than 3.00pm. The venue for the study days will be advised at the outset of the module.