Entry requirements

You will normally be required to be working as a chaplain or similar, in a paid or voluntary capacity and demonstrate some knowledge and understanding of chaplaincy with young people. You will also need a good first degree.

Months of entry


Course content

In your role as a Chaplain it is essential to develop your skills and understanding to provide high quality pastoral and spiritual care in the setting in which you work. This part time, multi-disciplinary, work-based course is primarily aimed at those working (paid or voluntary) across the diverse range of Chaplaincy contexts, including, schools, hospitals, universities, prisons, military and the growing area of urban and workplace chaplaincy.

Newman University offers a professional development qualification for those wishing to gain further grounding in both the theological and pastoral aspects of their Chaplaincy role. The Chaplaincy certificate aims to develop your skills and experience as a reflective practitioner through our series of three modules.

Why study this course?

  • The course is designed around you as the Chaplain/Chaplaincy worker, enabling you to develop your own skills and knowledge
  • As an applied course it enables you to draw on your experience in tandem with the academic learning
  • The programme is multi-disciplinary drawing on a number of academic fields such as theology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy
  • The assessments will help develop your Reflective practice and encourage you to be a reflective and reflexive Chaplain
  • We offer the course in a part-time, distance learning mode to enable you to incorporate it into your busy work and personal life
  • There is an opportunity to progress and continue your study at Newman and complete the MA Work Based Learning in Chaplaincy

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Margaret Holland