The Advanced Certificate in Chaplaincy runs in conjunction with Oasis College and is accredited by the University of Staffordshire (15 Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF) credits).
The Certificate is in two parts:
(1) Three one-day workshops spread over four months. These are designed to give students the knowledge, skills and understanding they need in chaplaincy including religious, spiritual and pastoral care in a multicultural context. The history of chaplaincy within various contexts is explored. Students will also analyse the biblical and theological basis for chaplaincy as well as evaluate a range of models for chaplaincy and consider their relevance in various contexts.
(2) Assessment by two written assignments both of which ask that you reflect on your current role as a chaplain. Study will be either at Level 4 (Undergraduate) or Level 7 (Postgraduate). The level of study is dependent on prior learning and the results of the first assignment and is the decision of the tutor. Subsequent assignments are then in the in the form of either an Reflective Essay and Report (Level 4) or a Reflective Journal and a Critical Analysis (Level 7).
There is the option to build on this course to achieve the Territorial Certificate in Chaplaincy.
This is achieved by the completion of three reflectives of 350 words each, following attendance at relevant short courses of at least two days’ duration.
Examples of our short accredited courses that qualify are:
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
- Foundation in Mental Health
- Management and Leadership Development Programme
- Management of Problem Substance Use
- Working with Complex Mental Health Needs
All Chaplaincy Conferences are also suitable as a subject for a reflective.
Proof of a longer study at a higher level taken within the past three years will also be accepted in place of one reflective.
This is the recommended course for all Salvation Army chaplains working more than 16 hours per week in chaplaincy.
Three separate taught days (10.00 to 16.00 each day) plus set work.
New dates will be published as soon as possible
Dr David Bailey, Oasis College
Mary Capsey, Training Co-ordinator (Social Services)
21 hours guided learning