This course is no longer recruiting students for the academic year 2024/25

Course overview


Up to two years part-time. Students taking this award study alongside students on the Waverley Abbey Diploma in Spiritual Formation, which means the duration of the course may vary dependent upon the point at which a student joins the course.

Entry Points

Programme content

Students taking this course take three taught modules:

  • Framework, skills and ethics
  • Approaches to Spiritual Formation
  • Mentoring and Coaching – Successful completion allows students to be accredited with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

    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.

    Mentoring and Coaching

    This module will enable students to frame the practice of mentoring/coaching within the central organising theme of spiritual formation. The aim is to give a clear understanding of the theoretical underpinning of role of a coach and/or mentor, as well as enhancing skills development. It will draw on theology, psychology and insights from various counselling approaches.

    Further details

    We hold the EQA conferred by the EMCC for the Coaching and Mentoring module of the Spiritual Formation programme.

    This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.


    Students will have to write essays, give presentations and are required to keep a personal journal throughout the duration of the course. Students will also be required to participate in activities that will put into practice the various skills that they will learn throughout the course.

    Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry qualifications for this course.


    Waverley Abbey College, Waverley Abbey House, Waverley Lane, Farnham GU9 8EP

    Further information

    Book a Personal Discovery Call today and a member of our friendly team will discuss your financial options with you and answer any other questions you have.

    If you require further information on this, or any of our programmes, email or call on 01252 784 784.