DIPLOMA IN CHAPLAINCY (HEALTHCARE)

Chaplaincy refers to the general activity performed by a member of the clergy in attachment to an institution. Such activities include crisis ministry, counselling, sacraments, worship, education, help in ethical decision making, staff support, clergy contact and community or church coordination.

One of the hallmarks of chaplaincy is that the role is recognised as such by the host institution, e.g. schools, military, railways, football clubs, hospitals, prisons etc. The diploma we offer is primarily for Healthcare Chaplaincy.

We invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to be introduced into the world of Healthcare Chaplaincy with an option of applying to join a UK University accredited Post-Graduate Certificate programme.

Lectures are delivered by competent and seasoned lecturers who are in the business of delivering cutting-edge chaplaincy services in hospitals and healthcare settings.

PROGRAMME FEATURES

  • Suitable for roles in hospitals and health care settings.
  • Placement at a nationally reputable and flagship NHS Hospital based in London.

COURSE DURATION AND ATTENDANCE

  • 6 months programme
  • 1 week placement
  • Classes on Wednesdays or Saturdays

MODULES COVERED

  • What is Health Care Chaplaincy?
  • Working in Hospital Setting as a Chaplain
  • Spiritual and Religious Care, etc.

OPTIONS / PATHWAYS

All modules are compulsory.

MODE OF STUDY

  • Classroom
  • Hospital Placement

START DATES

January, April and September.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

A month before commencement of lectures.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note that this course is a pathway for you to enrol into UKBHC accredited PG Cert. in Healthcare Chaplaincy. Registration with UKBHC will qualify you to practice as a Chaplain in Healthcare set ups in United Kingdom. UK Board for Healthcare Chaplains (UKBHC) is the register of healthcare chaplains in United Kingdom.

All students completing the Diploma of Chaplaincy will attend intensive hospital setting training as a part of the course and complete a practicum component of working in the hospital.

Whilst there are no academic entry requirements for this course, it is important that your Church is a member of one of these Christian Faith organisations: Churches Together in England; the Free Churches Group; Churches in Communities International and Trans-Atlantic Pacific Churches (TAPAC).

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PROMOTIONAL FLYER

LEARNER EXPERIENCE

TESTIMONIALS

I have always had the passion to provide pastoral care for people who are unwell in hospitals. Studying the Diploma in Healthcare Chaplaincy with Christ the Redeemer College provided me the opportunity and practical experience. Many years ago, you could walk into a hospital to visit and pray for the sick, but today you require specialised skills and qualifications to do so. Therefore, this course becomes very essential. As an Ordained Minister of Religion, this course will provide you tools needed to give spiritual care to the sick in the healthcare sector. It is a dream come true for me and I will recommend it to anyone that wants to be a healthcare chaplain.

– O. Daniel

O. Daniel, Graduate

My studying of Chaplaincy at Christ the Redeemer College taught me how to give spiritual and pastoral care to people in hospital and hospices. Spirituality and faith are important for many people in the communities we serve. I highly recommend this programme to anyone in ministry who wants to be a Chaplain.

– C. Adenuga

C. Adenuga, Graduate