WAVERLEY CERTIFICATE IN CHAPLAINCY

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Course overview

Duration

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.

Mode of Study
Entry Points

Course content

Students taking this course take three taught modules:

  • Framework, skills and ethics

  • Approaches to Spiritual Formation

  • Chaplaincy

    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.

    Chaplaincy

    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.

    Further details

    Level

    Whilst not formally validated by a university this course is pitched at levels 6 and 7 of the Higher Education Framework.

    Assessment

    Students are required to keep a personal journal throughout the duration of the course and this will be submitted at the end of the course. Students will also have to prepare work for presentation to their fellow students on each of the modules.

    Students will also be required to undertake a number of interventions to practice the various skills that they will learn throughout the course.

    Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry qualifications for this course.

    Location

    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 student.services@waverleyabbeycollege.ac.uk or call on 01252 784 784.

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