We aim to provide current information about available training to support Continuing Personal Development. You do need to contact the training providers to book, or to confirm availability, which you can do through the links provided.
Listed on this page are professional or academic courses that will lead to some form of qualification; you can find information about single events or short courses on the ‘Training Events’ page in this section.

Introductory and on-line courses.

UKBHC Online introductory training course for new chaplains
Network for Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care in Health Starting out in Healthcare Chaplaincy
St Padarn’s Institute, Cardiff: Beginning Chaplaincy Course – A five day Professional Induction for Healthcare Chaplains. Held March / October.

Undergraduate and degree-level courses.

Edinburgh: Queen Margaret University and St Columba’s Hospice: Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
London: St Mary’s University, Twickenham: Foundation Degree for Practitioners in Healthcare Ethics, Theology and Care
Nottingham: St John’s College: The Skilled Pastoral Carer

Post-graduate studies

Birmingham: Markfield Institute: Muslim Chaplaincy MA
Cambridge: Cambridge Theological Federation: MA in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy
Cardiff: St Padarn’s Institute: MA Chaplaincy Studies, accredited by Durham University, focused on providing advanced in-service CPD.
Edinburgh: Queen Margaret University and St Columba’s Hospice: Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Palliative Care or Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care)
Glasgow: Glasgow University : Certificate in Healthcare Chaplaincy, leading to diploma, MSc or PhD
Nottingham: Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute : Certificate in Reflective Practice and Pastoral Supervision
London: Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation, King’s College: Postgraduate and short courses in Palliative Care
London: Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust: Postgraduate Chaplaincy Certificate
Guys and St Thomas PGC Chaplaincy September 2019 intake Brochure

Information on training and education for healthcare chaplains is also available on the UKBHC website.