Certificate in Spiritual Direction

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 course 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:

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

 

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

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

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.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction
The scope of this topic is wide and includes theology, historical antecedents and ways in which our ‘faith journey’ can be conceptualised. The topic includes the practice of both regular ongoing direction and retreat direction. This module will enable students to use spiritual direction as the main focus of their ministry; it will also equip those with other ministries to use the skills of spiritual direction.

Students are required to undertake a 3 day self-funded retreat as part of the module

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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