Our courses are inherently practical—designed so you can put your learning into practice. Serving in a placement at a local church or Christian organisation helps you to grow your skills within a ministry context. Whether you’re a Foundation Year or BA student, on any of our modes of study, you’ll build up a portfolio that reflects your development on placement.
Alongside your studies, you can get involved at your placement in a variety of ways. Your placement is a great way for you to develop, and will engage you in a community outside of the college. For example, you might deliver children’s talks; lead sung worship in a variety of contexts; lead youth events; preach at a church service; run an evangelistic sporting event; reach out to international students; work behind the scenes at a church service; or help at a local Foodbank.
Time on placement
- Foundation Year students typically spend three days per week in their placement.
- BA in Applied Theology students will spend a minimum of 6 hours per week at their placement. Campus based students will be placed somewhere within a convenient travelling distance of the campus.
- BA in Applied Theology, Youth and Community Work students will spend a minimum of 12 hours per week at their placement. Campus based students will be placed somewhere within a convenient travelling distance of the campus.
Immersive placement is a great opportunity to spend 4-8 weeks gaining intensive experience in your chosen organisation. This is an optional placement for Level 6 students and can choose to be placed within the UK or abroad.
To read more first-hand stories about where our students go on their block placement, check out our blog post here.
“Travelling to America for my block placement was beyond anything I could have anticipated! We’re so privileged to get the opportunity—and God used mine to grow, challenge and encourage me in many unimaginable ways. I’m still astounded at the way those five weeks continue to bless me today.”
Jenny, Moorlands College Campus student