The Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies (HCBS) is a mixed mode Programme, NQF5, which stretches over a period of two years minimum or three years maximum. It comprises 8 modules, seven of which are compulsory and must be taken in sequence. The 8th module is a choice of two Optional Modules. Distance learning is a correspondence mode that allows interested people from all over South Africa (and even the world!) to follow the course. All correspondence is by email.
This programme is recommended for aspirant deacons, catechists, religious educators and anyone who wants to go more deeply into the Bible. The course covers academic aspects of Biblical Studies as well as spiritual and practical aspects which together bring about a deeper realisation in those who follow this programme, that ‘God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our paths’ (Ps 119:105).
Entrance requirements for this certificate are a South African matric, or its equivalent (evaluated by HESA). For mature students without a matric certificate, there is recognition of prior learning (also evaluated by HESA).