Introduction to Christian Care and Counselling (ICCC)

This course is not validated by a university.

Who this course is for and entry requirements
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about themselves and how to help others effectively, no matter how much or how little previous knowledge and experience they have. It is a reflective course, interactive and personal, using both practical methods and theory.

There are no formal entry qualifications required for this course.

The course is ideal for anyone who is:

  • Thinking about full counselling training
  • Looking for basic training for pastoral care
  • Wanting to help people in everyday life
  • Running a small group
  • In part-time or full-time Christian ministry

Course Content
Understand yourself and others from a Christian perspective, with the aim of developing and expanding your listening skills.

Most people need help at times as they journey through life. A sympathetic listening ear is always appreciated, but sometimes people need more. We can help equip you to play a part in the lives of those who are struggling, enabling them to move forward and discover the freedom to grow into all that God desires them to be. Over the five days, you’ll cover topics including:

  • The biblical basis for care and counselling
  • Reason and causes for problems
  • Developing basic counselling skills
  • A clear framework for the counselling process


Duration – 5 days
Monday 10.30 am – 8.30 pm
Tues – Thurs 9 am – 8.30 pm
Fri – 9 am – finish after lunch

Course dates

  • 10-14 May 2021

£495 residential
£360 non-residential/day visitor rate (including refreshments, lunch and dinner)


We are delighted to offer the ICCC at our Northern Hub at Church on the Way in Bradford.
Find out more about training at our Northern Hub.

There is no assessment on this course.
On completion, you may want to apply for accredited Counselling or the Spiritual Formation programmes.

To apply

To register for this short course, please download and return the completed form.

For further information

If you require further information on this, or any of our programmes, email: or call 01252 784719


See what others discovered by coming to the ICCC course.

The Introduction to Christian Care and Counselling (ICCC) course was previously called the Introduction to Biblical Care and Counselling (IBCC) course.

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