Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychospiritual Care

“The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has shown just how important the spiritual and psychosocial dimensions of healthcare are. Extraordinarily the subject is all too rarely addressed head-on in professional education. I am delighted that the introduction of this course—the first of its kind in the UK for health and social care professionals—will begin to address that gap.”

— Stuart Bell (former NHS Chief Executive)

Non-urgent advice: Course overview

  • Practical and accessible training in psychologically-informed spiritual care for health and social care professionals of all cultures, faiths and beliefs;
  • Taught by educators and leaders within Oxford Health NHS Trust in partnership with Oxford Brookes University over one academic year via a series of study days (usually Thursdays) and supported personal study;
  • Level 7 (60 credits, resulting in a Postgraduate Certificate. It can be combined with other Level 7 modules to lead to a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters);
  • Next cohort begins September 2024 (closing date for applications 1st July 2024).

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“This unique interdisciplinary course has empowered us, as clinical and pastoral professionals, to discover spirituality at the live interface between clinical disciplines, scientific research, and pastoral vocation.”

—Student from 2021-2

More details about the course are available here.

Page last reviewed: 5 June, 2024