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Flexible Learning modules

 

You can read here about the Flexible Learning modules on offer in the Summer Session 2021.

Flexible Learning modules are a great chance to be built up in your faith, equipped for ministry, or to dip a toe in theological education, whatever your situation; whether you're at home, working, involved in church or community work, in the UK or beyond.

The Summer Intensive modules are available to be taken either in person at College or live via Zoom, and for either audit (listening in) or credit (participating and completing assessments).

Summer Intensive Modules

During our Summer Session the following selection of modules are being taught in an intensive way over the two week period, with teaching every weekday. 

The teaching period is taking place 5-16 July 2021 and is preceded by time for preparatory reading (optional for those auditing), and followed by time when those crediting complete their assessments. 

Module name Credits Time
Advanced Christian Leadership 20 credits 9.00am-1.00pm
Foundations for Children's, Youth & Family Ministry 10 credits 9.55am-1.00pm
Engagement with Children's, Youth & Family Ministry 10 credits 2.00pm-4.50pm
English Puritanism 10 credits 2.00pm-4.50pm

 

Prices

  Audit Credit
10 credit module £350 £550
20 credit module £650 £950

The price to credit includes the Middlesex University Registration Fee.

 

Key dates

12.00 noon Friday 14 May 2021

Closing date for applying

21 June - 2 July 2021

Pre-reading period

5-16 July 2021

Intensive teaching, Monday to Friday

19 July - 20 August 2021

Assessment period (creditors only)

Additional Information

What's involved in auditing a module?

  • Auditing a module means that you attend and listen to the lectures and discussions.
  • Normally this means not being able to ask questions or participate in classroom discussions; however, at the individual lecturer's discretion and invitation, you may be able to participate.
  • Readings are normally available to auditors through Oak Hill’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  • The pre-module reading set for the module is optional for auditors.  For a 10 credit module this will be approximately 10 hours of reading in the two weeks prior to 5 July; for a 20 credit module this will be approximately 30 hours of reading in the two weeks.
  • Auditors are not automatically members of the College library, but may join for a fee.
  • Auditors may not submit any of the assessments for the module.

What's involved in crediting a module?

  • Crediting a module means you engage more deeply and consolidate your learning by doing assessments.
  • As a creditor, you attend lectures, take part in classroom discussions and seminars, complete all the assessments and receive a mark and feedback at the end of the module.
  • Virtually all the learning materials will be available through Oak Hill’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  Should any materials be available only in hard copy in the Library, you will be given a library induction which will be arranged for a time during the two week teaching period. 
  • The pre-module reading set for the module is required for creditors.  For a 10 credit module this will be approximately 10 hours of reading in the two weeks prior to 5 July; for a 20 credit module this will be approximately 30 hours of reading in the two weeks.
  • After the two week teaching period you will need to set aside sufficient time for completing your assessment(s) by the deadline of Friday 20 August 2021.  For a 10 credit module you should allow approximately a further 10 hours; for a 20 credit module you should allow approximately a further 50 hours.
  • Once you’ve successfully completed the module, you also receive nationally recognised, transferable credits.  Provisional module grades will be issued in September 2021; you will then receive notification of your ratified mark and credits after the January 2022 Assessment Board.  Both sets of results will be issued to your Oak Hill email address (see question below for further details).
    The price for crediting includes the relevant Middlesex University registration fee.

How many modules can I take?

Flexible Learners may take one module, for audit or credit, during the Summer Session.  In total across the year 2020/21, you can take up to a maximum of two modules across the two semesters, totalling a maximum of 40 credits; plus one module in the Summer Session.

Do I get given an Oak Hill email account?

Yes, all Flexible Learners are given an Oak Hill email account which enables you to have access to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  This will give you access to further information you need to know, as well as the VLE site for your chosen module. 

The module VLE site is where you will find the learning materials for the module, and, closer to the start of the module, the Zoom link if you are taking the module via Zoom. 

You will also receive via your Oak Hill email account communication from the module tutor, other College communication including the invoice for your module, and for those crediting your provisional and confirmed results.  You will be expected to check this account regularly.

Your email account and access to the VLE will be closed after the module ends.  For those auditing, it will be at the end of July; for those crediting it will be mid-February 2022 after you've received your official results following the January 2022 Assessment Board.  You will be notified of the exact date in advance.

When do I pay for my module?

Your invoice will be issued on Tuesday 6 July to your Oak Hill email address, plus any other email address you have specified to us.  If you decide to withdraw from the module after the end of the first day of teaching, you will be invoiced for the full amount.  You will be required to pay within 14 days of the date of invoice.

Can I attend the School of Theology if I'm taking a module?

You may have noticed that our School of Theology this year is running on Tuesday 13 July, which clashes with the teaching for the Summer Intensive modules which Flexible Learners can take.

If you take a Summer Intensive module, unfortunately it will not be possible to miss a day of lectures in order to attend the School of Theology.  We are sorry for the disappointment.

 
Jon Tuckwell - Vicar of Christ Church Cockfosters
 

I would hugely commend Flexible Learning modules to anyone: church leaders looking to grow yourself, church staff members wanting to make sure you are progressing in your own spiritual walk, but particularly thinking who in your church family would benefit from this?”

Jon Tuckwell

Vicar of Christ Church Cockfosters & former student

Watch the full video here