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Taster Courses

Taster courses are a great way to try studying with us, see if it’s right for you, and gain confidence. Every year we welcome new students who choose this route.

Two of the taster courses available during our next Academic Year are:

Introduction to Doing Theology

Ways to work with God in your church and community. Ideal for beginners and those that want their faith to make a practical difference in the world!

Spirituality and Discipleship

Opportunity to develop your own ‘Rule of Life’, experience and explore new ways of praying and reading the Bible, and discern the voice of the Spirit.

If you are interested in other subjects, please get in touch.

Taster courses:

  • Are easy to access, whether you’ve studied before or not
  • Have supportive tutors who are used to helping beginners in theology
  • Value everyone’s experiences and perspectives – we learn together!
  • Are places to think about your own life and faith, to grow and learn more deeply
  • Include library membership within the fee, giving you freedom to explore further
  • Can be converted into credit towards a University qualification if you decide you’d like to continue study

We offer a range of courses validated by Durham University, and if you decide you’d like to enrol for one of our University qualifications during your taster course, we will support you to submit work for assessment which can count towards your qualification if you pass successfully.

If you're ready to apply now, head over to our Application Process page where you can download the application form and find out more about your next steps.



‘This course has reignited my desire for learning. This has most definitely been because of the teachers.’

‘members of the staff are really amazing. Friendly people and the quality of the teaching is high.’