The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. It was introduced in 1991 to replace its predecessors, the Catholic Teachers’ Certificate and the Certificate in Religious Education.
Any person who is or wishes to be involved in Catholic education and formation may apply for this course. This includes those involved in religious education in schools, parish catechesis and other ministries in the Church and anyone who wishes to follow the course for faith development or personal interest.
The course seeks to ensure that participants have at least a basic knowledge and understanding of the beliefs of the Catholic Faith. It also provides a basis for further study.
Further information on the the course is available below.
» CCRS Course Handbook
Enrol on the course
Persons wishing to enrol onto the CCRS course may do so by completing the following registration form and returning it to BRES.
» CCRS (in school hours) Course Registration Form
» CCRS (week-end) Course Registration Form
» CCRS (week-end) Course Registration Form for teachers