Liverpool Hope University run a PGCert course in Christian Chaplaincy in Education. This one year part time course covers two modules, Contexts for Educational Chaplaincy, and Skills, Knowledge, Understanding & Values for Educational Chaplaincy. Increasing numbers of people are now working in state schools in a role that combines pastoral supprt and spiritual development from a Christian perspective. Alongside this remarkable movement has been the growing expectation that those working with young people will have some level of relevant qualification, something that has been lacking for regular school visitors but which this course clearly addresses.
With three team members currently involved as chaplains in two secondary schools and the sixth form college we’re looking into adopting this course as part of our CPD. We’ve begun discussions with Hope Uni about the possibility of hosting the teaching days so if you live closer to Colchester than Liverpool and you’re interested in this PGCert please get in touch as they need a minimum number of students to make the course viable.