WAVERLEY CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL CARE

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

Course overview

Duration

Up to two years part-time. Students taking this award study alongside students in the Spiritual Formation Programme, 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

Programme content

Students taking this course take three taught modules:

  • Framework, skills and ethics
  • Approaches to Spiritual Formation
  • Pastoral Care

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.

Pastoral Care

The module aims to broaden the more recent emphasis on pastoral counselling as the main focus of concern for pastoral theology and practice, to a more holistic approach that involves several dimensions of church/organisational life. An emphasis on pastoral care as spiritual formation views pastoral encounters as collaborative in nature; helping the other to negotiate particular challenges within a faith framework provides an opportunity for growth and change, both for the person helped and the helper.

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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