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Growing in Leadership

Growing in Leadership is an online course taken over 15 weeks, using Cliff College's online learning platform.

Leadership is a perennial concern for Christian mission and ministry. What makes a good leader? How should leadership be exercised? How can teams flourish and individuals in leadership avoid burnout?

Recognising that leadership is exercised and shared by a wide range of roles in the contemporary church, an equally rich range of understandings of leadership, teamwork, and self-management in ministry are required. This course, Growing in Leadership, introduces students to key approaches in self-management, leadership and teamwork for Christian mission and ministry. The course provides an introduction to models and practices that will enable students to develop as reflective Christian leaders.

This course is taught in ten sessions over ten weeks, with a further five weeks to prepare and submit your assessment. More detail of the course structure is available under 'Dates and cost'.

This course will be available from 15 January and is taught in ten sessions over ten weeks, with a further five weeks to prepare and submit your assessment. The first and last sessions are live seminars which you will need to attend either online or onsite at Cliff College - these will run from 7-8:30pm on Monday 15 January and Tuesday 19 March.

The other eight sessions are designed for independent study and are made up of video content, reading, written tasks and other creative activities to help consolidate your learning. These can be done at any time in the week that suits you. We recommend that you allow two hours of learning for each session, plus time for reading and assessment preparation.

Throughout the course you will have opportunities through scheduled online meetings to check in with Cliff College staff, discuss your learning and experience of the course, seek guidance on assessments and ask any questions you have.

You can apply for this course here. This course costs £360, including access to all teaching materials and tutorial support throughout your course.

Applications for this programme are open now - apply here! If you have any questions about the course or would like to speak to someone before applying, please contact The deadline for applications for this course is Monday 4 December.

Entry requirements

A Level 3 qualification (such as an A Level) or equivalent.

It is recognised that standard procedures for assessing applications may not always provide an accurate understanding of an applicant's suitability. In such cases where a Level 3 qualification is not held, qualification it is still possible to apply, and these applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in line with our non-standard entry process.

English language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English shall have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent in an equivalent recognised test. This must have been achieved no longer than two years before the date of enrolment on the course.