The Diploma offers students who have successfully obtained their Certificate in Higher Education to continue to study in more depth. Once again the qualification is delivered full-time (subject to approval) and part-time over two years through intensive residential teaching weeks. Parts of the course are taught with all streams together in order for students to gain a better understanding of wider issues in mission and ministry, but specialist delivery, learning and assessment remains a key part of the student experience. Students are supported by a personal tutor and encouraged to reflect more deeply on their ongoing practice in mission and ministry.
- Units include; Biblical Theology and Context; Discipleship and Discipling; Contemporary Culture; Mission Frameworks and Perspectives; and Developing Mission and Ministry in Context.
- There are specialisms in children, youth, third age, creative arts, sport and family ministries.
Students completing their Diploma in Mission and Ministry could be employed by churches in a voluntary or paid capacity as a mission and/or ministry worker in their specialist field (children, youth, family, third age, sport or creative arts). They will have had specific input into issues facing their particular area of expertise, as well as leadership and supervision training.