College of Transfiguration Diploma in Theology Overview

College of Transfiguration Diploma in Theology Overview, Admission Requirements, First Year, Second Year, and Third Year Core and Electives Courses.

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College of Transfiguration COTT Diploma in Theology Program Overview

NQF Level Credits Duration Mode SAQA ID
6 360 3 Years Contact 92059

The Diploma in Theology is the bedrock standard qualification for the ordained ministry of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. As such it is offered as a basic qualification for any prospective candidates for the ordained ministry and also for prospective theologians.

The Diploma in Theology programme seeks to achieve the Vision and Mission of the College and to satisfy the requirements for the preparation of women and men for the ordained ministry of the Anglican Church. A fully comprehensive curriculum covers all the academic requirements of an international theological qualification.

All courses in the first and second year of the qualification are core courses. Electives become available in the third year of study and are offered on a rotational basis.


A National Senior Certificate as certified by Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education Training, with an achievement rating of 3 (40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects. Applicants with different qualifications may only be admitted if they are judged equivalent by the designated equivalence setting bodies

A student with a tertiary qualification at any registered and accredited higher education institution in South Africa will meet admission requirements. A student with a tertiary qualification at a foreign institution accredited by a recognised accrediting body or by the institution’s national government will meet admission requirements.

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Students who do not meet any one of these requirements may apply for exemption through recognition of prior learning. Each application will be considered on its merits. Amongst other criteria the College of Transfiguration NPC will consider the student’s suitability for the programme, literacy level, previous working experience and accumulated knowledge and skills. Those from disadvantaged and/or previously disadvantaged communities will be given special consideration.


  • Academic Literacy & Writing 1
  • Biblical Studies 1
  • Church History
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Pastoral Studies 1
  • Systematic Theology 1


  • Academic Literacy & Writing 2
  • Theology and Development 1
  • Biblical Studies 2
  • Anglican Studies
  • Systematic Theology 2
  • Homiletics
  • Missiology

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  • Christian Ethics
  • Parish Placement
  • Liturgical Studies
  • Pastoral Studies 2
  • Theology and Development 2


  • Reading the Bible with the Church
  • New Testament Theology for Today
  • Doing Theology with Southern African Women
  • Jesus in our Times
  • Family Life and Church Ministry



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