Welcome to the College of Transfiguration, NPC - a provincial centre for the training of Anglican clergy.


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 year of the qualification are core courses. Electives become available from the second year of study and are offered on a rotational basis.

Admission Requirements

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 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. 
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.

* Subject to Change: The Diploma curriculum is undergoing a curriculum enhancement review.

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  • Academic Literacy & Resource 
  • Management Skills 
  • Jesus and the Stories of Israel 
  • Theology and Practice of Transformation and Contextualisation 
  • Systematic Theology 1

  • Models of God in Scripture and Theology 
  • Church History 
  • Introduction to Pastoral Studies 
  • Anglican Studies 
  • Engage with Living Religion 
  • Introduction to New Testament Greek 
  • Eschatology in Christian Doctrine

  • Christian Ethics 
  • Living in God's Fullness: A Biblical Perspective 
  • Feminist and Gender Theology 
  • Youth Ministry in African Contexts 
  • Theology and Development 
  • Transforming Christian Education 
  • Liturgical Studies 
  • Pastoral Studies 
  • Introduction to New Testament Greek