Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy Studies with UKBHC Registration
St Padarn’s is accredited to support students seeking UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC) Registration alongside any of the Durham University validated awards below.
- Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) 3 modules (1 year) *
- Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) 6 modules (2 years)
- MA (6 modules and a 15,000-word dissertation (3 years)
We work with many healthcare organisations across the UK and are proud to have held the national Ministry of Defence contract since 1999.
However, we offer a dedicated pathway for students seeking a PGCert with UKBHC Registration. Students making satisfactory progress will have the option to transfer to the PG Dip or MA.
The St Padarn’s Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy Studies with UKBHC Registration programme focuses on preparing newly appointed chaplains to work as safe and effective practitioners, whether in the NHS, or for a charitable, or private provider.
Our programme, developed in collaboration with the UKBHC, will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become proficient in healthcare chaplaincy. Studying at St Padarn’s will expand your thinking and broaden your awareness of both the theoretical and practical aspects of your work.
Given our 23 years’ experience at equipping chaplains from across the UK and beyond, there are plenty of good reasons to join us at St Padarn’s.
* Students wishing to continue on to the diploma or MA after the first year must do “Research and Reflection: Resources and Methods *” during year 1 and “Reflective Practice: Placement” in Year 2.
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For students beginning their studies in 2023 the course fees are £3640. Our fee for preparing students for UKBHC accreditation is £350.
Accommodation charges are separate to this and charged fully inclusive at £180 per residential, full board.
Application Requirements and Process
The usual entry criteria are a 2:1 degree with two years’ experience of chaplaincy or a 2:2 degree with substantial professional experience. If you do not meet these criteria, please get in touch to discuss your available options.
To apply, please contact Tina Franklin, Postgraduate Co‑ordinator : firstname.lastname@example.org or 02920 838009.
The closing date for applications is the end of July.
You can download a Postgraduate Chaplaincy Studies brochure Postgraduate Chaplaincy Studies with UKBHC Registration
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