You should be working in post as a chaplain or have arranged a chaplaincy placement for the duration of the programme. The placement should be supervised and the student mentored by a chaplain registered with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.
The NHS Education for Scotland capabilities and competences for healthcare chaplains require that all applicants have a recognized status within a mainstream faith community or belief group (including humanism). Applicants can be ordained or lay. Applicants whose authorizing faith community or belief group is not affiliated with Interfaith Scotland or represented by the Healthcare Chaplaincy Faith and Belief Group (HCFBC) should supply written confirmation of their eligibility to register with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.
Months of entry
This programme is the culmination of work to develop healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. It is available to healthcare chaplains and graduates considering healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. Applicants who are considering entering healthcare chaplaincy will also have to satisfy the eligibility criteria for registration with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy. The University of Glasgow has no locus in this decision.
- It enables chaplains to evidence the Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains and demonstrate fitness to practice as a Healthcare Chaplain and so become Board Registered.
- You will learn to assess and meet spiritual and religious care needs, develop educational support for quality spiritual and religious care and facilitate professional role development and staff support.
- The programme has been commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland and it enables chaplains to evidence the Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains and demonstrate fitness to practice as a healthcare chaplain and so become Board Registered, subject to satisfying eligibility criteria of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Please see the list of scholarship opportunities available.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
This course can be studied in either 12 or 24 months, depending on the time the applicant can put into it.
Course contact details
- MVLS Healthcare Chaplaincy