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Course summary

In your role as a Chaplain it is essential to develop your skills and understanding to provide high quality pastoral and spiritual care in the setting in which you work. This part time, multi-disciplinary, work-based course is primarily aimed at those working (paid or voluntary) across the diverse range of Chaplaincy contexts, including, schools, hospitals, universities, prisons, military and the growing area of urban and workplace chaplaincy. Newman University offers a professional development qualification for those wishing to gain further grounding in both the theological and pastoral aspects of their Chaplaincy role. The Chaplaincy certificate aims to develop your skills and experience as a reflective practitioner through our series of three modules. Why study this course?

  • The Course is designed around you as the Chaplain/Chaplaincy worker, enabling you to develop your own skills and knowledge
  • As an applied course it enables you to draw on your experience in tandem with the academic learning
  • The programme is multi-disciplinary drawing on a number of academic fields such as theology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy
  • The Assessments will help develop your Reflective practice and encourage you to be a reflective and reflexive Chaplain
  • We offer the course in a part-time to enable you to incorporate it into your busy work and personal life.
  • There is an opportunity to progress and continue your study at Newman and complete the MA Work Based Learning in Chaplaincy


Please refer to the Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

Please refer to the Newman University website for details.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

You will be required to be working as a chaplain or similar, in a paid or voluntary capacity and demonstrate some knowledge and understanding of chaplaincy. You will also need a good undergraduate degree.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2000 Whole course
Scotland £2000 Whole course
Wales £2000 Whole course

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Chaplaincy at Newman University, Birmingham - UCAS