Discovering Carmel Certificate is:
- A level 5 undergraduate Certificate course
- Designed as an initial level course for students who are seeking a foundation in Carmelite Studies
- Delivered through the CIBI Website
- As a part-time or full-time course
- A modular course enabling students to choose from an extensive range of modules
- A course that can also be tailored to suit the interests of groups or communities
- Accredited by the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland
Course Overview for the Discovering Carmel Certificate
The Discovering Carmel Certificate course is a level 5 undergraduate course offering a foundation in various aspects of Carmelite Studies. This initial level course will introduce
students to the Carmelite spirituality, heritage and culture.
The Discovering Carmel Certificate course is designed for individuals:
- who are looking for a short ‘taster’ course in Carmelite Studies or
- who wish to study the Carmelite tradition for the first time or
- who wish to acquire Certificate-level qualification in Carmelite Studies (level 5)
The course is designed for those who want to continue working while studying, or for someone who may not have easy access to one of the traditional education providers, or who may not have
the time to commute to and from lectures daily. We also welcome students who want to study the course full-time, which allows students to complete the course in a much shorter timeframe.
The course offers students the opportunity to read and study individual modules at their own pace in a structured yet flexible approach on a part-time or full-time basis.
The course offers students the opportunity to read and study individual modules which are made available during semester periods only and, normally students register for more than one
module in a semester. It generally takes six weeks to complete a module. There are four entry points to the course : two in semester one and two in semester two.
The academic year is measured in two twelve week semesters:
- Semester 1: September – December
- Semester 2: January – April.
The course is delivered in the form of a phased release of reading material made available
through the CIBI website.
To complete the Discovering Carmel Certificate course students must
- Read and study eight modules, and
- Complete a ten-question questionnaire at the end of each module
Students may select eight modules from the Discovering Carmel Certificate course.
Carmelite History and Tradition: Module Titles.
- DC01 Who are the Carmelites?
- DC02 The Rule of St Albert.
- DC03 Elijah in the Carmelite Tradition.
- DC04 Mary in the Carmelite Tradition.
- DC08 Scripture in the Carmelite Tradition.
- DC09 Prayer in the Carmelite Tradition.
- DC22 The OCarm Charism from 1950.
- DC23 The OCD Charism in the 20th Century.
- DC26 The Carmelite nuns and sisters, past and present.
- DC30 The Carmelite Family in the 14th Century.
- DC31 Carmel in Britain & Ireland, the Beginnings.
- DC32 The Third/Secular Order from 1900.
- DC33 The History of Carmel in Zimbabwe.
- DC35 Female Contemplative Life and Recent Developments.
- DC42 Who Founded the Carmelites?
Significant Carmelites: Module Titles.
- DC11 Madam Acarie (Blessed Mary of the Incarnation).
- DC15 St Teresa of Avilaoctor of the Church., D
- DC17 Blessed John Soreth.
- DC18 John of St Samson.
- DC19 Saint Raphael Kalinowski.
- DC20 Jacques de Jésus-Au Revoire Les Elfant.
- DC21 Blessed Lawrence of the Resurrection.
- DC24 Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity.
- DC25 Blessed Titus Brandsma.
- DC27 St Thérèse of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church.
- DC28 St Teresa of the Andes.
- DC29 St Edith Stein: Spirituality of the Cross and Holocaust.
- DC34 Some Themes from the Writing of St Teresa of Avila.
- DC36 St John of the Cross.
- DC37 Spirituality and Social Justice-Isidore Bokanja.
- DC38 Women in Carmel (Teresa, Thérése, Elizabeth and Edith).
- DC40 Saint Albert of Jerusalem.
Aspects of Carmelite Spirituality: Module Titles.
- DC05 What is Spirituality?
- DC06 The Carmelite School of Spirituality OCarm.
- DC07 The Carmelite School of Spirituality: Teresian perspective.
- DC10 Living in God Presence.
- DC12 Formation in Carmel.
- DC13 Carmel & Interfaith Dialogue.
- DC14 Psychology & Carmelite Spirituality.
- DC39 Carmelite Commitment to Justice and Peace.
- DC41 Liturgy in the Carmelite Tradition..
- DC43 The Charism of Consecrated Life.
A module is delivered in the form of 5 units to be read and studied. The content of one unit is equivalent to approximately that delivered in a 45 minute lecture.
It generally takes six weeks to complete a module on a part-time basis.
The Discovering Carmel Certificate is accredited by the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland.
The current fees structure is as follow:
- Application fee €30
- Module fee €35 per module