National Certificate: Theology and Ministry (Level 2)

Provides learner with basic Christianity concepts that will help transform troubled societies.
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Provides learner with basic Christianity concepts that will help transform troubled societies.

  • Qualification ID: 48891
  • Credits: 120
  • NQF Level: 2
  • Quality Assurance Function: HWSETA


The purpose of this Qualification is to recognise those who have the required competence to serve as lay and ordained leaders in Christian communities or community organisations and society through enabling them to obtain a nationally registered and recognised Qualification.

A further purpose of this Qualification is to produce life-long theological learners who are equipped to raise and debate current issues in an African context. This purpose seeks to transform persons, churches and society dealing with power issues such as gender, social economic disparity, disability and the environment from a Christian perspective.

People who achieve this Qualification can:

  • Apply Christian sources in context
  • Apply Christian Theology and Ethics personally and in community
  • Practise ministries in the church
  • Practise Christian ministry in the wider community



It is assumed that learners are competent in communication at NQF Level 1.

Recognition of Prior Learning

  • This Qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning.
  • Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including previous local or international Qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
  • Assessment of prior learning will be done in terms of the assessment and moderation principles used for the Exit Level Outcomes and the Unit Standards.
  • The National Certificate Level 2: Theology and Ministry carries a total of 120 credits at NQF level 2.
  • The programme leading to this Qualification contains a combination of fundamental, core and elective credits. It comprises 36 credits in the fundamental category, 42 credits in the core category and 42 in the elective categories.
  • All core unit standards (42 credits) are compulsory. A total of 42 elective credits must be gained.
  • There may be a maximum of 24 elective credits from beyond the sub-field “Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society”, of which 12 may be from beyond the field Human and Social Studies

The 12 critical cross-field outcomes prescribed by SAQA were used in designing the specific outcomes of the qualification.

A learner who obtains the Certificate (NQF Level 2) in Theology and Ministry can:

  1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community.
  3. Organise and manage oneself and one’s activities responsibly and effectively.
  4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  5. Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  6. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health/well-being of others
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem- solving contexts do not exist in isolation
  8. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively
  9. Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities
  10. Show cultural and aesthetic awareness across a range of social contexts
  11. Explore education and career opportunities.
  12. Develop entrepreneurial opportunities

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