Overview of Beginning Chaplaincy
Beginning Chaplaincy is a five-day induction course for chaplains engaged in health or social care. It has been designed around the experience and needs of newly and recently appointed chaplains. Beginning Chaplaincy complements in-house induction programmes and local management.
The course supports chaplains in being safe and effective practitioners, able to make a distinctive contribution. Beginning Chaplaincy is built upon the UKBHC Competencies Framework. All chaplains and volunteers are welcome to apply, regardless of their religion or belief.
Our facilitated breakout rooms allow students to work alongside peers with similar experience.
There are no academic entry requirements.
St Padarn’s is committed to ensuring that in all policies, procedures, functions, and activities consideration is given to the means of enabling full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of our academic and social life.
How Beginning Chaplaincy is Delivered
Though normally a residential programme, in response to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be delivering in March 2021 by Zoom. Learning will involve online presentations and reflective group discussions. There will be opportunity for informal networking.
The structure of our timetable has been designed in collaboration with previous participants. The timetable is themed around the domains from NES Scotland’s Capabilities and Competencies Framework for Healthcare Chaplains (plus one of our own)!
|Saturday 6-Wednesday 10 March 2021||5 Days (concludes 12.30 pm Wednesday 10 March)|
|Saturday 9- Wednesday 13 October 2021||5 Days (concludes 12.30pm Wednesday 13 October)|
|Saturday 5 March - Wednesday 9 March 2022||5 Days (consludes 12.30 pm Wednesday 9 March)|
Fees for Beginning Chaplaincy
We are offering Beginning Chaplaincy online at the following rates in March 2021:
- Chaplains: £650 (30 places)
- Chaplaincy Volunteers (on evidence of Voluntary Contract): £150 (2 places)
Places will be offered first come, first served, on receipt of payment by invoice.
For further information / To Apply
Beginning Chaplaincy is open to Chaplains/Chaplain’s Assistants/Spiritual Care Givers with less than two years’ experience.
The closing date for applications is 26 February.
For Further Professional Development
Click the link below to register an interest and we will ensure we get back to you as soon as possible.
If you would like more substantial training, after two years’ chaplaincy experience, you may apply for our flagship postgraduate programme MTh Chaplaincy Studies - St Padarn's Institute
Given our 20 years’ experience at equipping chaplains from across the UK and beyond, there are plenty of good reasons to join us at St Padarn’s.