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- Normal Academic Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes
- Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Undergraduate Programmes
Normal Academic Entry Requirements for the Certificate of Higher Education in Pioneer Ministry, the BA (Hons) Theology and the BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology programmes
- For entry into year 1 (including the Certificate of Higher Education) students who are eighteen or over require:
five SCE passes, including 3 Highers (at grade C or above)
four SCE Highers (at grade C or above)
two GCE ‘A’ levels with three GCSE / Ordinary Levels (grade C and above)
- Students who are over twenty-one need one Higher (grade C or above), normally in English, or equivalent qualifications
- The college will, however, consider on their merit all qualifications, prior learning, and work experience
- All equivalents to UK qualifications will be considered
English Language Requirements
ICC welcomes applications from overseas students. Applicants whose first language is not English will have to demonstrate they have reached an acceptable standard of proficiency in both written and spoken English before entering the programme. The usual standard required is a minimum overall score of 6.0 on the IELTS scheme or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 87 with an essay minimum rating of 6.0. To find your nearest IELTS test centre click here.
You may, if appropriate, be asked to submit a piece of written work in order to help us assist you to ascertain whether or not you are ready to undertake one of our programmes.
Applications without sufficient qualifications
If someone who applies for a programme does not have the required qualifications it may be possible, in certain cases, to make alternative arrangements for entrance, if the college feel that the person is motivated and able to cope with the demands of the programme. Please contact Alison Nicolson on email@example.com to enquire about this.
Prior Learning and Experience
- Credit where appropriate may be sought for relevant and past learning, whether gained through courses undertaken, or by practical experience, for example in Christian ministry.
- Applications for such academic credit are considered by an appointed panel. Credit for prior learning and experience can be granted in both the BA Theology and the BA Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology programmes.
Direct Entry to level 2 of the BA Theology and BA Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology Programmes
Graduates in any discipline may be considered for direct entry to year 2 of the BA/ BA (Hons) Theology programme by passing all components of ICC's Advanced Entry exams/essays, at CAS mark 12 or above, taken before starting the programme.
The Advanced Entry route incurs a charge of £100.
Entry with 'A' Levels or Advanced Highers
Applicants may also be considered for advanced entry to level 2 of the BA/ BA (Hons) Theology & BA/ BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology programmes with evidence of
(a) a UCAS tariff score equivalent to 3 'A' levels at grade C
(b) good knowledge and reflective skills in the field of theology, evidenced
either by an 'A' level / Advanced Higher in Religious Studies at grade A,
or by passing all components of ICC's Advanced Entry exams/essays, at CAS mark 12 or above, taken before starting the programme.
Entry into level two of the BA / BA (Hons) Theology can also be obtained by those holding a Cambridge Certificate or Diploma in Religious Studies, or ICC’s Certificate in Christian Studies which may be obtained by distance learning.
An appropriate two year validated theology Diploma will usually secure entry to level 3 of the BA/ BA (Hons) Theology programme.
Entry into level two of the BA / BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology can be gained by completing Cambridge Certificate or Diploma in Religious Studies, or ICC’s Certificate in Christian Studies which may be obtained by distance learning in addition to which applicants must also be able to demonstrate that they can undertake professional practice to the standard required of a student at this level. This will normally consist of a journal giving evidence of appropriate practice in a variety of contexts. Applicants may be required to be viewed in a practice environment.
Our strong recommendation is always to take the first year as it is foundational to the programmes.
The Advanced Entry application papers are available on request from the Admissions Officer, Alison Nicolson at firstname.lastname@example.org