SATS Curriculum Design
Instead of the traditional curriculum design, research was done about what Christians at both leadership and non-leadership levels need to know and should be able to do. This analysis was used to develop a series of learning outcomes and from this, the curriculums were developed. In other words, the subjects you study all yield essential knowledge and skills – there is no redundant or superfluous material in your study programme.
All subjects conform to Bachelors degree standards and therefore the Certificate counts for a full 120 credits towards a BTh-degree. The second year consists of a further 120 credits (i.e. a total of 240 credits). The Bachelors programme consists of a further 120 credits (i.e. 360 in total). Students can then proceed to do an Honours degree.
Our aim is to make studying as pleasant as possible for you without compromising standards. Most courses in the Certificate curriculum are completely self-contained and as such, have no prescribed textbooks. In addition, each of these subjects is presented to you in easy to handle units. The second year and Bachelors programmes are produced in a different format. Instead of an interactive self-contained format, these subjects require you to consult our Readers (or textbooks) and to complete a series of assessment tasks based on a range of books or other resources.
Minimum study requirements: You are required to complete a minimum of two subjects every 12 months - commencing from date of purchase. (Exception: students are allowed to complete one of the Certificate in Counselling subjects per year.) Each 12 credit subject requires a notional 120 hours of studying, meaning that you will need to spend roughly that amount of time on each subject.