You were born to make a difference in the world.
Waverley Abbey College will help you embrace your God-given purpose.

Discover a programme for you, no matter your academic background

Find a flexible and affordable funding solution to suit your financial circumstances

Get the professional training you need to unlock a new career

“I am so grateful for my time at Waverley Abbey College. For the first time I have discovered what I’m made for.”


95% positivity in The National Student Survey

We are the largest provider of Counselling and Chaplaincy training for Christians in the UK.

Since 1987, people have been discovering their God-given purpose through our innovative distance and blended learning in Counselling and Chaplaincy, gaining degrees through Middlesex University.

We have a pathway for you

Our unique range of programmes mean anyone can find a course to suit their life circumstance or academic background. With distance and blended learning together with online offerings, you’ll be able to study around your family, work, or church commitments. Our affordable and flexible pricing means that whatever your financial situation, we have a funding solution for you, including bursaries of up to 100%. As well as this, experienced and supportive tutors will be with you for every step of the journey, and you’ll join a community of students from across the UK, who may become lifelong friends.

Why Waverley

Waverley Abbey College is known as one of the best UK institutions for training Christian chaplains and counsellors. Based on the site of the first Cistercian monastery in the UK, we have been a place of transformation for over 900 years. In the 1980s, Waverley Abbey House was purchased by CWR, famous for the daily devotional, ‘Every Day with Jesus’, and pioneers in integrating theology with psychology. Today, Waverley Abbey’s partnership with 24-7 Prayer connects us to a global movement of prayer, mission, and justice, enabling us to maintain our pioneering spirit and ensuring students get the opportunity to encounter God in their studies.

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Our prospectus will help you discover whether counselling is for you, and which pathway to take.