Certificate in Pastoral Care

 

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.

 

Entry Points

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

 

Dates and Fees

You can download dates and fees here.

 

Course Content

Students taking this course take three taught modules:

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

 

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.

 

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.
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications for this course.

 

Location of Tutorials

Waverley Abbey College

Waverley Abbey House

Waverley Lane

Farnham, GU9 8EP

 

To apply

Apply online here.

 

For further information

If you require further information on this, or any of our programmes, email: registry@waverleyabbeycollege.ac.uk or call 01252 784739


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