St Albans Certificate in Theology Plus
SACT+ is an extension to the St Albans Certificate in Theology, which will allow students who have completed SACT to work for a further certificate, taking between a year and three years on average to complete, depending on module choices. SACT+ develops the skills and knowledge that introduced by SACT, and will require more guided independent study and a higher level of assignment.
There are no compulsory modules, and students are encouraged to choose modules which build upon interests from their previous studies. As well as modules which are only suitable for SACT+ students, it may also be possible to take short course options from SACT, although the required outcomes and assessment will be of an appropriate higher level, and greater independent study will be expected. Study support remains available, and SACT+ students will receive free membership of St Albans Cathedral Library.
60 credits must be taken from these modules, which might not all run in any two year period; alternative modules may also be offered. See Courses page or Study Centre term brochure for the modules being offered each term.
New Testament topic (10 credits)
Old Testament topic (10 credits)
Patristics (10 credits)
Sacraments (10 credits)
Great Theologians (10 credits)
Science and Religion (10 credits)
Ecumenism (10 credits)
Latin (offered at a range of levels,10 credits)
New Testament Greek (offered at a range of levels,10 credits)
Biblical Hebrew (offered at a range of levels,10 credits)
Dissertation (20 credits)
Guidance on available modules
All modules which are eligible to be taken for SACT+ are indicated as such on their webpages or in the programme. If you are in any doubt, please look at this guidance page, or contact us for more information. We will be more than happy to help you choose suitable options.
How to apply
Who can enrol? SACT+ is aimed primarily at those who have completed SACT. It would also be appropriate for those who have completed other courses in theology or similar training. It is possible to audit any SACT+ modules without having taken SACT, but students should be aware that there will be an expectation of prior knowledge.
Times, dates and venues: In 2015/16, modules will run on weekday evenings, usually at 8pm in the Cathedral Library or the Crypt. The library is on the first floor of the Chapter House; the crypt is on the lower ground floor, both are accessed via a flight of stairs. For further details, see the Courses page.
Course Fees: Our aim is to make the course as affordable and accessible as possible. We offer flexible payment options which can be tailored to suit your needs at no extra cost. We also have a small bursary fund to which you can apply for support: please email email@example.com for an application form.
Fees for 2016/17: Five week courses are charged at £60, and those registered for the certificate also receive library membership.
How do I enrol: Students can enrol for individual modules via the online booking system, by telephoning the box office on 01727 890290, or in person at the Gift Shop 10am-4.45pm Monday to Saturday, and 1pm-4.45pm Sunday.
Processes and procedures: All supporting documentation for the course is available via our Virtual Learning Environment on Edmodo. You will be sent joining information when you sign up for a module.