2018 – 2019

The CCRS is awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales. It is recommended for any teacher who wants to teach in a Catholic school as well as those seeking to deepen their knowledge and understanding in Catholic faith and theology. Anyone wishing to be involved in Catholic education and formation will be very welcome as well as those involved in Religious Education in schools, Parish Catechesis and other ministries in the Church or indeed anyone wishing to follow the course for faith development or personal interest.

The CCRS is delivered as a two year rolling programme and requires completion of a total of eight modules: six core and two specialist modules. Four modules are offered each academic year so it is possible to complete the course within two years or up to five years as allowed by the Board of Studies.


Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Centre
2a Enfield Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 8BY



10.00 am to 3.30 pm (Registration and coffee/tea from 9.30 am)

For further information click on the links below. To register please send your completed registration form to Jonny Mansfield at the Curial Offices:

CCRS Overview

⊕ Programme 2018-2019

⊕ Fees CCRS 2018-2019

⊕ Word Doc Registration Form

PDF Registration Form

⊕ Student Handbook 12th Edition

 CCRS  Online Study Skills Guide




More than 20,000 adults across England and Wales have taken the course since 2000 in order to further their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith. The following article analyses the importance of the CCRS and shows the lasting impact it has on our schools and parishes.

Fr Des Seddon, Chairman of the Board of Religious Studies of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, affirms the importance of the research report and says, “The recommendations will provide the Board of Studies with a way forward for the next Phase of developments for the CCRS.  I would like to express my thanks to all those who were involved in the research.”

Click here to read the article…




⊕  Bibliography for Core Modules 2017-2019 – NB some titles may be subject to change

⊕  Christian Morality

⊕  Specialist 2 Module

⊕  Sacraments 


 The Person Of Jesus 

⊕  Specialist 1 Module

⊕  New Testament Module

⊕  Old Testament Module