The Edinburgh Theological Seminary Saturday Courses are designed for various groups of students. If you wish, you may simply sign up for the Lectures Only option as an auditor. This means that you can attend in person, or watch or listen to the lectures as often as you wish. You are not required to complete any essay assignments.
If you wish to gain a Certificate in Theology, you must complete 6 essay assignments. This is usually done over a two year period, but you can take longer if you wish.
If you wish to gain the Diploma in Christian Studies, you must complete a further 6 essay assignments. This is usually done over a further two year period, but you may take longer if you wish.
If you have already gained the Certificate and the Diploma, you may continue (as many have done) as a veteran and either submit essay assignments or enjoy the lectures for their own sake.