Welcome to the URC Learning Hub

Here you will find all the blended and self-access courses currently available including all the streams of the Stepwise Programme.  

Please login to the Learning Hub by clicking on the 'login' button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen and then follow the onscreen prompts.

NOTE: if you have arrived directly at this page without having already registered for the Learning Hub please contact one of the following according to the programme in which you are interested: 

Safeguarding – contact safeguarding@urc.org.uk
Stepwise – contact stepwise@urc.org.uk
All other programmes – contact anne.hewling@urc.org.uk 

Once registered you will be able to return and log in here. Thank you

January 2022 - our User Agreement has been updated. Click here to see the revised version.

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Stepwise seeks, in its Web offering, to at least meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA.  However, it recognises that accessibility is an area requiring continued improvement and review and it welcomes comment from any users who find any of its streams include inaccessible elements.  Whenever a major web development is undertaken the accessibility of the new content will be reviewed.  Further, it commits to undertaking a review of the overall accessibility of its Hub offering at least once a year.

    Available courses

    Faith-filled Life - the first stream in the Stepwise programme

    Guidance for design teams on preparing content for Hub courses and prgrammes

    Click on a topic to get an overview, hyperlinks to web resources, and information about where you can learn more. 

    Click on the topic heading again to close the page or click on a different topic to see more about that topic.

    Course for Elders, and those considering becoming Elders, in the United Reformed Church

    Add on assessment for foundation safeguarding course for those needing formal confirmation that they have completed the programme

    Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk - foundation level safeguarding awareness course for all URC Learning Hub users

    Welcome to the URC Learning Hub. This Hub is the central access point for all the URC blended learning programmes and resources. 

    Photo credit: Thomas Amour 2017 from his Second Life images collection

    Faith-filled Life is the opening stream in the Stepwise programme.

    Faith-fuelled Leadership is a stream in the Stepwise programme

    Faith-filled Confidence is a stream in the Stepwise programme

    Faith-Filled Worship Stream - session-based view

    Faith-filled Community is a stream in the Stepwise programme

    EM2 is the Education for Ministry Phase 2 period of learning for Ministers of Word and Sacraments and Church Related Community Workers in the United Reformed Church.  The programme is arranged over three years, with three core sources of support - your EM2 Pastoral Advisor, your Synod Training Officer or other EM2 Officer and the Assembly arranged programme. More details are in the EM2 Guidelines

    This programme includes all kinds of resources available to support those offering Training and Development and includes material previously published as the 'Training Officers Manual'