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Paediatric and Maternity Chaplaincy PG Cert

Paediatric and Maternity Chaplaincy PG Cert

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Pastoral Studies Pediatrics Pregnancy / Birth Preparation

Course type


Course Summary

Newman University in partnership with the Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care delivers the only Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatric and Maternity Chaplaincy available in the UK. We are applying to the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy for this to be a qualifying course for registration.

This programme is run alongside Newman University’s highly regarded own

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy
  • and follows the same 3x 20 credit modules although this course is run over 18-24 months on a rolling programme:

    The course offers a professional development qualification for those wishing to gain further grounding in both the theological and pastoral aspects of their Chaplaincy role.

    Our Chaplaincy Courses

    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. These part time, multi-disciplinary, work-based?courses are 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 professional development qualifications which are part time, multi-disciplinary for those wishing to gain further grounding in both the theological and pastoral aspects of their Chaplaincy role. You can choose to study alongside others learning from a range of contexts, while focusing on your own by undertaking either the

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Chaplaincy
  • (1 year) or
  • Masters in Chaplaincy
  • (2 ½ – 4 years). We also offer a specialised route for those in Paediatric and Maternity Chaplaincy. In partnership with the Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care we offer a
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatric and Maternity Chaplaincy
  • (2 years) or you can do it as part of the full
  • Masters in Chaplaincy
  • (2 ½ – 4 years)

    Why study Chaplaincy at Newman University?

    The Courses are designed around you as the Chaplain/Chaplaincy worker, enabling you to develop your own skills, knowledge and research base suited to your own context.

    As applied courses they enable you to reflexively draw on your experience in tandem with the academic learning

    The programmes are inter-disciplinary drawing on a number of academic fields such as theology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy

    The Assessments will help develop your reflective and research practice and encourage you to hone and focus your Chaplaincy.

    Delivery of the courses is Hybrid. You will be expected to attend 5x weekends a year in Birmingham. This is supported by online learning to enable you to incorporate it into your busy work and personal life.

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed using a variety of methods, some of these include tutorials, delivering a seminar, poster presentation, and a reflective portfolio.

    All of these assessments will include links to your experience as a Chaplain as well as to your academic reading and development.

    What careers could I consider?

    Graduates have continued in their Chaplaincy ministry, often moving into leadership roles, or from voluntary to paid positions.


The module will enable students to analyse and critique the links between theory and context through experiential learning and supervised practice. They will develop and sustain an attitude of reflective attentiveness to self, the world, and their professional practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You will normally need a good undergraduate degree or equivalent or substantial experiential learning and demonstrate the ability to study at postgraduate level.