Post graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy
This programme is validated by Middlesex University and is 60 credits at level 7 of the Higher Education Framework.
Who is this course for and entry requirements
This programme is suitable for those interested in becoming a chaplain or developing themselves in an existing chaplaincy role.
- Have a way of understanding the difference between pastoral care and counselling
- Be able to see the importance of worship/liturgy in pastoral care
- Be able to see the importance of congregational life in the delivery of good pastoral care, as well as spiritual formation
- Be more aware of the culture of denial that we inhabit in the west, and find ways to combat it, through good rituals and good liturgy -e.g. the Psalms
- Have an opportunity to think through two challenging areas of pastoral care: namely dementia and suicide.
Students are required to have obtained a minimum of one of the following:
A first degree or equivalent professional qualification or
At least three years significant experience in ministry and relevant life experience
Students taking this course take three taught modules:
- Framework, skills and ethics
- Approaches to Spiritual Formation
Students can enter the programme at the start of any of the taught modules.
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 have to fund the following items:
- Accommodation costs whilst staying at the college
- Books and other study material
Mode of Study
Part-time – most taught modules are delivered in two blocks of three days each.
Students could apply for a role as a chaplain in a range of settings including: in hospitals, prisons, sports clubs, schools, and workplaces. Students could progress to the MA in Spiritual Formation.