We want you to have a happy learning experience and get the most out of the teaching material. Our heart is that through studying with us, you gain deeper understanding of the Word of God. We are here to Equip the Saints for the Work of Ministry.
How do I know what courses I should study?
Go to our website www.biblec.co.za and have a good look through all the courses on offer. Read the information and make an informed decision.
Does RWBC offer study credits and discounts if I have studied at other Bible Colleges?
Credits are not automatically given. Please put your request in writing and provide us with your previous credit hours, subject matter and copies of certificates received from your past college/s, transcripts and any references and contact numbers, then email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Does RWBC offer academic credits for Leadership and Administration?
Yes, please provide us with proof of content and certificates and transcripts, together with a letter of request, via email, to email@example.com and we will consider this
Do I have to have a Matric in order to study through RWBC?
If you do not have a matric you will be required to write an entrance exam. This will be emailed to you. Otherwise the minimum requirement for the Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree will be to successfully complete your Certificate in Ministry – the six short courses.
How old must I be to study through RWBC?
You should be 17 years or older.
Will I have to write and entrance exam?
A nondiscriminatory entrance exam may be required if you have not completed high school. This is to assist you with making the right choice about courses.
How do I apply to study as a Distance Learning Student?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an application form.
Do I make a deposit when applying to study?
Yes, a deposit fee of R250 must be paid together with your application form. This amount will be reflected on your first statement and deducted from the overall amount owing.
If I decide that I do not want to study through RWBC will I get my R250. Back?
No, so please be sure that this is what you would like to do. We will, however, email you Christian Foundations Course 1 study material, but we do not refund deposits.
If I commit to studying and for any reason, out of my control, I am unable to pay toward my studies what happens?
If, for example you are not studying due to illness, or if you have been retrenched, you are required to advise us immediately in writing and issue valid proof from your past employer or doctor. We need to advise our accounts department of your situation. We will advise you further.
Can I continue to study if I am not earning an income?
You will need to email our Dean on email@example.com to discuss this going forward
What is on the application form?
The application form is a legal document that contains relevant information that we need to know about you as a student. Your ID number (which is used on your certificates), How you would like to pay for the course/s, Your contact details, Our bank details and deposit information.
What happens after I have emailed my application form and paid my deposit?
You will be added to our student register and will receive a welcome letter, together with your course material.
If I am not able to register online, what should I do?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a manual application form.
How can I pay for the course if I do not have a bank account?
You may go to EasyPay, use an ATM to do a cash deposit or do a direct bank deposit. Ask us if you are not sure what to do.
Do you give discounts on courses?
There is a 10% discount on all full course fees paid in full prior to the start of the course.
Can I pay off for my course/s and do you charge interest?
The minimum monthly payment is R250 if you are in South Africa and you need to indicate how you intend paying on the application form so that our accounts department knows how to bill you. This must be done via ATM or EFT. This only applies to South Africa students. No interest is charged if the account is settled within 12 months from the date of student registration.
Can I pay for each course as I progress and will I still earn my Certificate in Ministry?
You may pay in full for each short course separately. Ask the Dean what the cost is. You do not have to sign up for a full course. On successful completion of all five short courses you will be awarded a Certificate in Ministry.
Can I pay for the Pastoral Counselling sections separately?
You can either pay in full and receive a 10% discount up front, or you may speak to the Dean to arrange a monthly payment option. There is also space on the application form to complete this information.
Do I go to a campus to write my exams?
If you are with a local college or campus in your area, then yes, you will write your exams at that campus with the rest of the students.
If you are a distance learner, then no, your exams are emailed to you.
How do I get my material?
If you are at a college or campus, your Principal or Facilitator will have this for you. If you are a distance learner then all the course study material is emailed to you.
Can I have my study material posted to me?
If you are prepared to carry the cost of printing, postage and insurance then yes, but we do not take responsibility for postal service delays or non-delivery. You will first need to find out if there is a door to door postal or courier service from Durban South Africa to your home, village, town or city before considering this.
How long does the marking of my exams take?
Between 5 and 15 days. It is best to submit your assignments as soon as you complete them, rather than hand them all in at the end of the entire course. Always email the Dean to say that your material has been sent and if you do not get a response, please follow up.
When will the study material be emailed to me?
The study material is emailed to you upon receipt of deposit. Or, if you have submitted your exam and paid for the next one, you will receive your next course material.
Do I get all the study material up front?
You will receive one course at a time. On successful completion of the course exams, the next course will be emailed to you. Please specify the exam you are ready to write.
If I have paid for a whole course up front, will I receive all the course material so that I can plan my study time?
Yes, if you have paid for the whole course up front we will email the full course material to you. Please note that it is your responsibility to find out if any of the course material has been changed each semester.
Will I receive the exams with the study material?
The exams for the first five courses are not email together with the course material. Please note, however, that you will need to fulfil the specified credit hours for each course before requesting the exams.
Will I write exams for all the courses?
For the Certificate in Ministry – the first five courses, there are exams. For Pastoral Counselling and Leadership and Administration you are marked on case studies, homework and assignments.
Should I print my material?
It is always best to print your material. This is to cross reference, scribble, make notes, comment and underline. It is a working document, so yes – first prize it to print and bind.
How can I access my study material regularly if I do not have internet at home?
We recommend that you find a local print shop who will print and bind your material for you so that you have a hard copy to work with. Or you can print and file in a lever arch folder. We will email the material to you.
Who do I speak to if I want to ask questions about the course content?
Email your questions to us. We will share it with our Deans and we will respond as soon as possible. If you want to speak to a Dean, please email a contact number or skype number and we will set up a time to chat.
If I want to start my own RWBC college campus how do I do this?
Apply for an application form from email@example.com and we will consider your application.
If my application to start a RWBC college or campus is accepted what is the next step?
We will require you and all those working with students to undergo facilitator training.
How do I become a facilitator?
First you will need to apply. After being accepted, there is a facilitators manual which you are required to read and study. This details all the information you require as a first step in dealing with students. After that you write an exam. On successful completion, you will be awarded a certificate of facilitation. You will, however be required to do the full Certificate in Ministry course before being able to facilitate those modules.
When I have passed the facilitator exam what happens next?
We will show you how to manage students. You will be required to familiarize yourself with the course content. There are various forms such as student applications, registers, course detail, student management and other administrative tasks that you will be required to fulfil. This is all explained to you once you have qualified as a facilitator.
How will I market my college?
There are strict guidelines that need to be adhered to – we will assist you on how.
Do I need to be a minister or leader to start my own campus or college?
We will evaluate your application. It is important that you need to have a strong grounding in the Word of God and have gone through our training material.
Has the course material been translated into other languages?
At present our course material is presented in English. Afrikaans is almost completed. French translation has started. If you would like to translate our study material please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org– we would love to hear from you.
Does your college have a code of conduct on plagiarism?
As an Internationally recognized Christian College that upholds Kingdom principles, all students are required to sign the following agreement. Distance learners may email a copy back to us and those attending campuses and colleges may hand a copy to their facilitator.
You will be required to sign that you have read, understood and agree with this before being accepted into the college
Plagiarisation will not be tolerated, and that anybody who is found to have plagiarised will become subject to serious sanction which might include the termination of their studies and forfeiture of any fees paid by them.
(b) That immediately any student is found to have plagiarised work, they should get a zero result for that test with whatever consequences that brings.
(c) In the event of any further plagiarisation taking place after a first offence, the student should will be warned that in the event of the student being found guilty of any further plagiarisation, they risk being expelled from our institution.
Plagiarisation is a very serious matter, and in most educational institutions it carries the risk (for the student) of failing courses (at best) and being expelled from the institution concerned (at worst).
What is Plagiarisation:
- To use another person’s idea or a part of that person’s work and pretend that it is your own.
- To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own : use (another’s production) without crediting the source.
- To commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
How many hours should I spend on my studies?
Each credit hour is based on ten (10) hours of actual study.
Bachelor Degree in Biblical Theology (120 credit hours)
To earn the Bachelor Degree in Biblical Theology the students are required to
successfully complete 120 credit hours of study which is made up of:
54 credit hours in Leadership & Administration
36 credit hours in Pastoral Counselling
30 credit hours in Basic Theology
Diploma in Ministry (66 credit hours) – This is now called an Associate Degree
To earn the Diploma in Ministry the students are required to successfully complete
66 credit hours of study which is made up of:
36 credit hours in Pastoral Counselling &
30 credit hours in Basic Theology
Certificate in Pastoral Counselling (36 credit hours)
To earn the Certificate in Pastoral Counselling students need to complete
36 credit hours of study in this subject.
Certificate in Ministry (30 credit hours)
To earn the Certificate in Ministry the students are required to successfully complete
30 credit hours of study in Basic Theology.
If you have questions, please go to our Contact us page and send an email. Or email us directly on email@example.com. We would love to help you