Diocesan Certificate of Catholic Studies

The Diocesan Certificate of Catholic Studies (DCCS) is run by the MBIT on behalf of the Diocese of East Anglia.

The course is the initiative of Bishop Alan Hopes, who appreciated that it was not possible for all teachers working in catholic schools to gain the CCRS. The course acts as a good introduction to the CCRS, aiming to provide a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith and to enable all participants to make an informed contribution to their chosen field of work in the Church. The topics covered are: Old and New Testament, the Person of Christ, the Sacraments, The Church and Catholic Moral Teaching.

There is the possibility of gaining accreditation by completing a 2000 word assignment. All participants receive a certificate of attendance. The course can be run as INSET days for schools or as Twilight sessions.

In June 2020 the DCCS will be presented  online over three Wednesday afternoons.  This course provides an introduction to the topics covered by the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. Those who have completed the course have found it to be a good introduction for teachers, catechists and parishioners wanting to engage in further study.
Certificates of Attendance will be issued to everyone completing the course.  It is possible to get accreditation by completing an assignment of 2000 words.  Topic to be arranged with the Tutor. (+additional fee £60)
Cost: £40 per afternoon, (Bursaries available)  Please apply by emailing mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk by May 25th.  On payment of fee, joining instructions for the live online sessions and materials will be sent out.
Dates and topics:
3rd June 3.00 - 6.00pm   An over view of the Bible - the different types of literature, an appreciation of its scope and depth. Using the Bible, in prayer and study.  How scripture is used within the Liturgy.
10th June 3.00 - 6.00pm  The Person Of Christ - who is Jesus? Living Sacramentally - how the sacraments support us to live.
17th June  3.00 - 6.00pm  Doing the right thing - how do we make moral decisions? What is the Church - buildings or people?
Tutor:  Sue Price Pastoral Outreach Coordinator MBIT

If you are interested in learning more about the course please contact Sue Price, DCCS Administrator for MBIT. To register please download this form: DCCS Registration Form 2019