The Foundation Year is an additional year, which gives students a route onto the degree course if they have been out of education for a long time, or do not have the necessary two A levels or equivalent qualifications to gain access on to the degree programme.

Foundation year Students spend two days a week in college during term time where study skills are integrated and taught in real and relevant contexts of biblical studies, theology and ministry. Additionally, students spend 14 hours a week in a placement with a local Church or Christian organisation honing the practical and relational skills taught on the course and developing spiritually and personally.

On successful completion of the Foundation Year, students can continue directly onto the three year degree programme in Applied Theology.

Entrance Requirements

For all our courses we expect you to have:

  • A clear leading from God
  • A recommendation from your home or sending church
  • A reasonable level of spiritual and personal maturity
  • Some experience of Christian service

These are in addition to the required 5 GCSE’s (including English), at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications at level 2.

‘No paper qualification?

If you do not currently hold normal entrance qualifications for this course, this should not stop you from talking to us about applying. The ‘AP[E]L’ (Accreditation of Prior [Experiential] Learning) route, where your work and other life experience is taken into consideration, may also be open to you. Alternatively, we may be able to offer you advice on how to gain appropriate skills or qualifications, in order for you to study with us.

Please do contact us for more details.