POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CHAPLAINCY
Mode of study
This programme is suitable for those interested in becoming a chaplain or developing themselves in an existing chaplaincy role.
- Embark on, and theologically reflect upon, a model of chaplaincy within their own context
- Discover a variety of models of chaplaincy and understand how their own spiritual formation can benefit those who have yet to connect with the Christian faith
- Explore pioneer models of chaplaincy in unexpected places alongside contemporary models of traditional chaplaincy within a post Christendom culture
Description of modules
Framework, skills and ethics
This core module, along with the module Approaches to Spiritual Formation, forms the theoretical framework and practical perspective. It facilitates the application of both theory and relational skills to the practice of pastoral care, chaplaincy, spiritual direction and mentoring/coaching.
Approaches to Spiritual Formation
An approach which underpins all else in our lives, providing focus; a clearly articulated process and a practice designed to heighten our awareness of God. This module explores and progresses that awareness in our daily lives.
This module is designed to equip students to effectively manage the challenge of being a religious representative in secular institutions, such as hospitals, educational establishments or the military. It aims to examine the potential of chaplaincy as a form of Christian mission, serving others by providing support and spiritual guidance in a variety of contexts. This includes critical reflection on working with people of other faiths or no faith. The module will enable students to develop a philosophy of chaplaincy consistent with their personal strengths, training and the particular context in which they currently operate, or might do so in the future.
Dates and fees
Students will also have to fund the following items:
- Accommodation costs whilst staying at the college
- Books and other study material