Already over 70 groups from around the world have applied to run pilots for the modules, which are now being finalised by the Open University.
The students study with the support of on-line mentors who provide developmental feedback on-line at key points in the programme. Teachers at Anglican universities and theological colleges have volunteered for the first pilots – but more are needed to meet the very large demand.
The six modules n the programme cover consultation, inclusion, governance, protection of vulnerable people, work programming and finance. They’re designed for access level – people with primary and some secondary education, but not necessarily with degrees.
Mentors need to have a university degree and be familiar with providing developmental feedback. A detailed handbook for mentors has been prepared by the OU. No face-to-face sessions are required, all the support is provided on-line.
If you are able to be a mentor, or would like more information about it, please contact the Anglican Alliance Director at email@example.com.