Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC)

1.5 years – each level (part-time) | Online
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The PTC is designed to help you grow in your personal knowledge of God’s word.

The units of study will build your understanding and appreciation of the biblical, theological and historical foundations of the Christian faith. The award has a flexible choice of study options, offering units online or by correspondence, as well as the opportunity to join evening lectures or receive coaching to enrich your learning experience.

Course Structure

PTC Level One PTC Level Two PTC Level Three
Introduction to the Bible (BT1)
Promise to Fulfilment (BT2)
Pentateuch (OT1)
Mark (NT1)
Knowledge of God (Doctrine 1)
Ephesians
Former Prophets (OT2)
Acts (NT2)
Christ & His Work (Doctrine 2)
Early Church History
Elective 1
Elective 2
Latter Prophets (OT3)
Paul’s Letter (NT3)
The Church (Doctrine 3)
Reformation Church History
Elective 1
Elective 2
Electives
Wisdom & Exile (OT4)
Other NT Writings (NT4)
Prayer Book
Romans
John
Christian Worship
Ethics
Apologetics

Anyone can enrol in the PTC – there are no prior educational requirements.

Where this course might take you

The PTC is designed to equip laypeople for volunteer work in their local churches and communities, including Bible Study Leaders, Sunday School Teachers, Youth Group Leaders and Lay Preachers.

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