GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MINISTRY (CHAPLAINCY)
In partnership with Perth Bible College, Australia, we are delighted to be able to offer an online Graduate Diploma in Ministry (Chaplaincy) – available from April 2024.
What you will gain
Following successful completion of the two-year programme – graduates will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Ministry (Chaplaincy).
Why study with us?
Having a successful track record in Chaplaincy course provision, Waverley are delighted to be able to add the Graduate Diploma in Ministry (Chaplaincy) to their portfolio. This online course will build your skills as a chaplain, underpinning what you have already learned and put into practice through our Contemporary Chaplaincy course, with robust theological and biblical studies.
The Graduate Diploma in Ministry (Chaplaincy) is a two-year, online, tutor-led course comprising of:
Year 1: Waverley Contemporary Chaplaincy course
30 weeks, 2-hour online cohorts:
This first year course acts as an “access” course for the second year Graduate Diploma. ALL students must initially undertake the Waverley Contemporary Chaplaincy course, comprising 5 facilitated modules:
- Introduction to Chaplaincy
- A Theology of Chaplaincy
- Models of Chaplaincy – Measuring our Impact
- Chaplaincy in Faith and Non-Faith Contexts
- The Chaplain and Self-Care
A sixth module comprising a self-reflective journal is undertaken throughout the course of study.
This Waverley course effectively forms the first year of the Graduate Diploma, although students exiting the course after year 1 will be awarded the Waverley Certificate in Contemporary Chaplaincy.
32 weeks, 2-hour online cohorts:
- Biblical Studies
- Theology (in practice)
- Old Testament Survey
- New Testament Survey
The 4×8 week modules are designed to inform and impact the student’s chaplaincy knowledge (orthodoxy) and practice (orthopraxy). The robust modules in biblical studies, theology, Old Testament and New Testament will all be considered and delivered through a chaplaincy “lens” – aimed at enhancing the chaplain’s everyday ministry within their specific sector.
Can I study the second year if I have not studied the first year Contemporary Chaplaincy course?
No – the first year of the Graduate Diploma is effectively the Waverley Contemporary Chaplaincy (CC) course. All students studying on the second year for the Graduate Diploma award must have completed the CC course first.
If I have successfully completed the Waverley Contemporary Chaplaincy (CC) course, will I automatically be able to do the second year leading to a Graduate Diploma?
No – whilst the CC course is a requirement, it is not a guarantee. Entry onto the second year will depend on their performance on the CC course, and assessment at an interview as detailed in the “Entry Requirements” section below.
If I apply for the 2-year course and leave after 1 year, what award will I earn?
As you will have completed the non-HE Waverley Contemporary Chaplaincy programme – you will be awarded the Waverley Certificate in Contemporary Chaplaincy.
Can I apply for student finance for the course?
No – the only post-graduate level of study within our Applied Theology Faculty that attracts student finance is at MA level – and this is subject to specific criteria.
Are bursaries available for the Graduate Diploma?
There are limited discretionary bursary awards available for each year of the Graduate Diploma, subject to a brief bursary application and assessment of applicant need. This can be discussed at your course interview.
Who validates the Graduate Diploma and is it Recognised in the UK?
The course is validated by Perth Bible College in Australia. The Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) is an internationally recognised qualification framework with close parity to the UK and European qualifications framework.
Dates & Fees
Year 1 – Contemporary Chaplaincy – cohorts commence 17th April 2024 (Weds eve, 7-9pm, OR Thurs lunchtime, 12-2pm)
Course fee: £2,000
Year 2 – Graduate Diploma second year – cohort commences 17th April 2024 (Weds Lunchtime, 12-2pm, OR Weds eve, 7-9pm)
Course fees: £3,750
Waverley Certificate in Contemporary Chaplaincy
With the option of tutor or self paced learning, this online course will start your journey to begin ministering as a Chaplain.