In 2004, the Council of the College gave authorization to develop a collaborative partnership with a local British University. The College received a positive response from Middlesex University in 2006, which resulted in the approval of the College as a collaborative partner of the University in 2008. The College subsequently commenced the validation process of a degree programme with 3 pathways – BA (Hons) Theology and Biblical Studies, BA (Hons) Theology and Counselling and BA (Hons) Theology and Ministerial Studies.
In 2016 we entered into a new partnership with the University of Roehampton which validated three new courses: BA (Hons) Theology and Practical Ministry, BA (Hons) Theology and Media Culture and BA (Hons) Theology and Youth Ministry. In 2019, we were able to further expand our range of degree programmes through a new partnership with Newman University, Birmingham. As a result of this, the College now offers a Foundation Year, five BA pathways and an MA programme, which can all be undertaken full-time, part-time or in an online/blended mode of study:
BA (Hons) Theology and Ministerial Leadership
BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Media Culture
BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Youth Work and Music
BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Counselling
BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Entrepreneurship
(All of the above courses can also be taken with a Foundation Year)
MA Theology, Leadership and Ministry
The College provides other courses in addition to purely theological courses. We also run Christian counselling courses leading to a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling.
In view of the ever-changing environment and the need to engage with the changing world, the college management decided, in 2006, that it needed to enlarge the College’s training provision. It considered courses that would be relevant to the College’s core values and target group and decided to offer training courses that would enhance the knowledge of leaders. This resulted in the decision to provide business management courses and information technology courses. This decision resulted in the College obtaining accreditation with Pearson’s to run their courses.
This, of course, is not the end of our story. The best is yet to come! We progress forwards with our confidence in God to lead and guide us in the days ahead.