Religious Studies (Level 3)


Course Code EDOCALHR16

Course Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Religious Studies. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Diploma in Religious Studies is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Religious Studies course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

The Level 3 Diploma course in Religious Studies will look at a whole variety of subject areas covering the Old and the New Testament. The course will be a foundation for further studies, for those who wish to study Religious Studies at higher or further education or those who just have an interest in the subject.


Objectives of the Course

The course has the following aims:

  • To offer an academic approach to the study of religion and is accessible to candidates of any religious persuasion or none.
  • To develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for the rigorous study of religion and its relation to the wider world.
  • To treat the subject as an academic discipline, providing the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate for specialist study.
  • To teach students an enquiring, reflective and critical approach to the study of religion.
  • To encourage students to reflect on their own values, beliefs and opinions in the light of their study.




Course Features

Your Religious Studies (Level 3) Course:

    The Level 3 Diploma course in Religious Studies will look at a whole variety of subject areas covering the Old and the New Testament. The course will be a foundation for further studies, for those who wish to study Religious Studies at higher or further education or those who just have an interest in the subject.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Religious Studies (Level 3) course is: 250 Hours

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Key Topics

The whole level three diploma has FOUR (4) specific modules of study, which are sub-divided into FOUR (4) units of learning, these are:

  • Module 1: Old Testament
  • Module 2: New Testament
  • Module 3: New Testament II New Testament
  • Module 4: Ways of Reading and Understanding Scripture


When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.

100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Entry Requirements
Min 16 Years

All Students must be 16 years of age or above.

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Religious Studies and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Home Study Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Religious Studies course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Home Study Resources

You will be provided with online comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.

This course is self-contained so you will not need to use any extra textbooks. However, you may find useful to read other books on this subject:


  • The Holy Bible: (New International Version, Amplified Version or NKJV Version).
  • Drane, J. (2011)“The Old Testament Story Third Edition, Pub: Lion
  • Drane, J. (1980)“The Life of the Early Church” First Edition, Pub:Lion
  • Guy, D. (1965)“The Synoptic Gospels” Pub:MacMillan
  • Northedge, A. – “The Good Study Guide” Pub: OU
  • Carson, DA, France, T. et-al (1994) “New Bible Commentary” Pub: IVP
  • Neil, W. (1965)“One Volume Bible Commentary” Pub: Hodder & Stoughton

Many of these books are available in larger town/city reference libraries and academic institutions. The only suggested essential purchase is a “Student Study Bible”.


Level 3 Religious Studies Diploma

This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Possible Career Path

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Another possible career path is that of a Religious Leader

What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Religious Studies home study course and earn your award:

  • Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
  • Completion Certificate
  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • One year educational support by e-mail.

You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.


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We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:

  • 1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.

  • 2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company

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    For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.

    Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.

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Further Information
Award Level: Level 3 Diploma

Awarding Body: ABC Awards (

Format: Online / Paper

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From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.


Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

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Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.

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About ABC Awards

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As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.


What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?

Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.

An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.

How is the course accredited?

The Level 3 Diplomas are accredited by ABC Awards. Our Diplomas do not carry UCAS points. Many of our Diplomas are approved by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association) where students can register as a practitioner and receive advice on setting up a practice and getting the correct insurance.

How is the course assessed and examined?

All Level 3 Diplomas are assessed by online examination at the end of the course. The online exam must be taken within the 1 year time limit of the course. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions. When you are completely ready to take the exam, please contact us for an authorisation code for one-time access to your exam. We recommend that students also complete all SAPs (Self Assessment Preparation assignments) at the end of each unit to ensure full knowledge has been gained prior to the exam.

Can I re-sit the exam if I fail?

You can take an online exam re-sit within 3 months of taking the exam, or before the end of your course, whichever is sooner. There is a £150 charge to re-sit the exam.

What is the duration of the course?

Our Level 3 Diplomas last for 1 year from the date of enrolment. All studies and the online exam must be completed within the 1 year time frame.

Can I extend the course if I don’t finish in time?

We do offer a course extension programme where Level 3 Diploma courses can be extended for £75 per month for up to 3 months. The extension period starts from the expiry date of the course.

Can I get into university with a Level 3 Diploma?

Most universities require UCAS points to gain entry. Some universities accept Level 3 Diplomas in place of A Levels. We urge you to check the entry requirements of your chosen college/university/employer before enrolling on a course with us.

When will I receive my course?

If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.

For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.

Will I get a certificate on completion of my course?

You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.

Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.

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Most of our courses are designed to be completed through assessments so you are not required to take exams except for A Levels and some Bookkeeping courses. However, as mentioned elsewhere, the arrangement for a centre at which to sit your exams is for you to make.

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To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.

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Course Outline

How is this course structured?

The whole level three diploma has FOUR (4) specific modules of study, which are sub-divided into FOUR (4) units of learning, these are:

Module 1: Old Testament

Unit 1 : An introduction to the world of the Old Testament
The life of pre-exilic Israel, with reference to the following: a wandering people; a people become a nation; a people amongst other peoples. The following passages will be set for study: Exodus 15-16, 1 Samuel 8-10 and 1 Kings 18: 17-46. The issues of: how far the accounts of the Exodus and conquests are credible as history; slavery and freedom; the meaning of nationhood and the significance of kingship and syncretism and intolerance will be discussed.

Unit 2 : Old Testament view of God's relationship with the people
The idea of covenant and its place in the everyday life of Ancient Israel with reference to the following: ideas of covenant in the political life of the Ancient Near East; twentieth century critical views about the making of the covenant and Abraham and the beginning of the covenant relationship; Moses, the relationship formalised through Law and the giving of the Law. The following passages will be set for study: Genesis 17; 22:1-18 and Exodus 19-20. The issues of: the relevance of Old Testament ides of God in the twenty-first century; the significance of the idea of covenant; the impact of critical views on an understanding of the covenant and whether the Law of Moses is relevant in the twenty-first century will be discussed.

Unit 3 : The phenomenon of prophecy
The nature of prophets and their function in society with reference to the following: the development of prophecy in the tenth and ninth centuries, with particular focus on Samuel and Elijah; the development of the prophetic experience and the types of prophets. The following passages will be set for study: 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16 and 1 Kings 18:17-19:18; 21. The following issues arising will be discussed: prophets as ordinary or extraordinary people; their credibility in society; the inevitability of conflict between prophets and the authorities of their day in the Old Testament and in other times and the continuing significance of prophetic experience.

Unit 4 : Eighth century prophecy - Amos
The continuing significance of Amos' theme of the relationship between religious practice and morality with reference to the following: his teaching on the nature of God, and God's relationship with the people; the ideas of election and responsibility; his criticisms of the social, religious and political life of the people and his views on the future of the people, including his teaching on the 'Day of the Lord'. The passage set for study will be Amos. The issues discussed will be: Amos as a prophet of doom; the relative importance of Amos' social, religious and political criticisms; the extent to which covenant underpinned Amos' teaching; the extent to which Amos may be viewed as a typical prophet; whether Amos was right in his views on God and Israel and his predictions of Israel's future.

Module 2 : New Testament

Unit 1 : How the synoptic gospels came into being
Oral tradition with reference to: the reasons for the synoptic gospels being committed to writing; the relationship between the three synoptic gospels; the priority of Mark; reasons for writers editing material as they wrote the synoptic gospels; reasons for translating the original Greek synoptic texts. The issues whether understanding about how John's gospel came into being assists understanding of the synoptic gospels themselves; the advantages and disadvantages of having three gospels rather than one given the time gap before the gospels were written; uncertainty about their sources and authorship, and whether we can trust them to be accurate or the Word of God.

Unit 2 : Aspects of Jesus' teaching and action; parables and healing
With particular reference to the passages listed below, candidates will be expected to know about: the role and the purpose of parables and healings as recorded in the synoptic gospels; scholars' views of the theology and the teaching found in parables and healings. The following passages will be set for study: The Sower (Matthew 13:3-23 and Mark 43-20); The Tenants in the Vineyard (Matthew 21:33-46 and Mark 12:1-12); Centurion's Slave (Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10) and Legion (Mark 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-39). The issues to be discussed: in a scientific age, do Jesus' healings have to be rationalised? Is context so important that parables cannot be understood in the twenty-first century? Are scholars necessary to ensure people have a true understanding of the theological messages from the parables and the healings?

Unit 3 : The arrest, trial and death of Jesus
Candidates will be expected to know: scholars' views of the theological message and the teaching about the person of Jesus provided by the writers in these accounts and the main similarities and differences between the three accounts: Matthew 26:36-27:61, Mark 14:32-15:47 and Luke 22:40-23:56. The following issues arising will be discussed: is there any satisfactory explanation of why the synoptic accounts of the arrest, trial and death of Jesus are so different from each other? Is it possible to deduce from them the reason why Jesus was crucified? Are the accounts of the arrest, trial and death of Jesus historically reliable? How convincing are the claims made about the person of Jesus and his ministry based on the synoptic accounts of his arrest, trial and death?

Unit 4 : The resurrection of Jesus
Candidates will be expected to know: scholars' views of the theological message and the teaching about the person of Jesus provided by the writers in these accounts and the main similarities and differences between the three accounts: Matthew 27:62-28:20, Mark 16:1-20 (noting the variant readings of the text) and Luke 24. The following issues arising will be discussed: are the resurrection accounts symbolic, historical or both symbolic and historical? Is there any satisfactory explanation of why the synoptic accounts of the resurrection are so different from each other? Is the longer ending of Mark's Gospel authentic? How important are the synoptic resurrection narratives for the Christian faith?

Module 3: New Testament II New Testament

Unit 1 : The context of John's Gospel
This unit focuses on: the relationship between John and the synoptic gospels; the Christian context, the Early Church and the Greek and Jewish context from which John draws. The following issues arising will be discussed: the debate about the relationship between John and the synoptic gospels; how an understanding of the background to John's gospel helps an understanding of the gospel; how far John's gospel was written in response to the situation and needs of the Early Church and whether John's Gospel be read without knowing about Jewish and Greek thinking and traditions.

Unit 2 : The nature, role and purpose of the discourses in John's gospel
The following are examples of discourses, and candidates will be expected to know about these in particular, although they may exemplify their answers from other material in John to support their answers. Much of the role and purpose will focus upon John's portrayal of Jesus and his ministry in the following passages: 'I am the Bread of Life', John 6:30-58; 'I am the Light of the World', John 8:12-19 and 9:1-41; 'I am the Door of the Sheep', and 'I am the Good Shepherd', John 10:1-18; 'I am the Resurrection and the Life', John 11:1-44; 'I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life', John 14:1-7; 'I am the True Vine', John 15:1-17. These issues arising will be discussed: whether these discourses are John's interpretation of Jesus' teaching; are the issues in the discourses of any relevance to people today; do we really learn very much about the person of Jesus from John's records of the discourses and whether an understanding of the discourses require an understanding of Christian theology.

Unit 3 : The nature, role and purpose of signs in John's Gospel
The following are examples of signs, and candidates will be expected to know about these in particular, although they may exemplify their answers from other material in John to support their answers. Much of the role and purpose will focus upon John's portrayal of Jesus and his ministry in the following passages: 'Water to Wine', John 2:1-11; 'Healing of the Officer's Son', John 4:46-54; 'The Crippled Man', John 5:1-18; 'The Feeding of the Five Thousand', John 6:1-15. The following issues will be discussed: if John is correct, why would Jesus use signs rather than direct communication; would people at the time have understood the signs as John does; could the signs really have happened and does this matter to John and whether an understanding of Christian theology is necessary to understand signs.

Unit 4 : The nature, role and purpose of the passion and resurrection narratives
Candidates will be expected to know the following passages in particular, although they may exemplify their answers from other material in John to support their answers. Much of the role and purpose will focus upon John's portrayal of Jesus and his ministry: John 18-19 Passion narrative and John 20-21 Resurrection narrative. The following issues arising will be discussed: whether there is there any history in John's accounts; is John more interested in the death than in the resurrection; does John see salvation only in these events; are the passion and resurrection narratives really Christian theology.

Module 4 : Ways of Reading and Understanding Scripture

Unit 1: Textual history and interpretation of the Bible.

Consideration in this short module will specifically centre on: the historic person, John and his culture; and to re-examine the relationship between John and the synoptic gospels; to re-examine the purpose of John’s writings.

Unit 2: The history and status of biblical translations.

Consideration will be given to the translation of the Bible, to examine whether scripture can be the Word of God and also have some clear understanding as to the nature of bible translation.

Unit 3: How differently Christians have viewed the Bible over the history of the religion.

Consideration will be given to how the uses and status of the Bible have changed overtime; and its place in the modern church as a source of authority.

Unit 4: The modern use of the Bible in worship, attitude and status.

Examination of the way in which the Bible is used in Christian worship; in the modern era and the status in which it is placed today.

Course Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 3 Diploma in Religious Studies home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

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Award Level Level 3 Diploma
Format Online / Paper
Study Time 250 Hours
Entry Requirements Min 16 Years
£456.25 £365.00
£365.00 deposit + 4 monthly payments of £91.25 £68.44 £68.44 £91.25
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