Post graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction

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 or developing themselves in an existing role as a Spiritual Director. Students learn how to:

  • Know how to support and encourage someone in deepening their relationship with God through an enriched understanding of prayer
  • Be able to identify faith shifts, transitions and crises, and help people navigate their journey of spiritual development and transformation
  • Gain self-awareness in relation to their own faith development and relationship with God through a series of experiential exercises
  • Explore their understanding of how God works in and through relational processes

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

Programme Content

Students taking this course take three taught modules:

  • Framework, skills and ethics
  • Approaches to Spiritual Formation
  • Spiritual Direction

Duration

One-year part-time

Entry Points

Students can enter the programme at the start of any of the taught modules.

Assessment

Students will have to write essays, give presentations and are required to keep a personal journal throughout the duration of the course.

Costs

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Download the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment here.

Students will also have to fund the following items:

  • Accommodation costs whilst staying at the college
  • Books and other study material
  • a three day retreat as part of the Spiritual Direction module

Location

Farnham

Mode of Study

Part-time – most taught modules are delivered in two blocks of three days each.

Next steps

Students could apply for a role as a Spiritual Director. Students could progress to the MA in Spiritual Formation.