Certificate in Spiritual Care


The certificate in Spiritual Care teaches you a skilled 'way of being' with people. You will enhance their spiritual awareness and help them identify their spiritual needs in their journey towards wholeness. If you work in the healthcare professions, individual practice, or provide pastoral or spiritual care, then this is the course for you.

Understanding spiritual needs and providing appropriate spiritual care are fundamental for promoting personal wholeness and well-being. This informative course provides a holistic approach to developing and providing spiritual care - in a variety of contexts, and with different needs

What you will learn

You will explore the following key topics:

The meaning of Spirituality (both from a religious and non-religious perspective)
The rise and development of "spirituality" (including important contributions from the feilds of philosophy, psychology, psychotherapy, sociology, economics, organisational theory and organised religion)
The essential qualities of "spirituality"
Models and methods to develop spirituality and spiritual care
Understanding, assessing and teaching spirituality
Developing an awareness of our own and other's spiritual needs
Resources to assist with spiritual care
Developing spiritual and pastoral care
Spiritual, religious and ethical issues
Assessment methods of spirituality.

Further information

Institute of Counselling
Institute of Counselling
6 Months
Course type:
Distance learning

Contact Information

Institute of Counselling

40 St Enoch Square
G1 4DH