The UK’s pioneering accredited vocational course
in spirituality and wellbeing
Ofqual Register Qual No: 601/8673/2 Sector Subject Area: Health and Social Care
This course is the core offer of the Spiritual Companions Trust.
It is experiential and deeply practical.
You will clarify and develop your own approach to spirituality and the practices that support your health and wellbeing. At the same time you will develop the skills of spiritual care and companionship so that you can better support others.
It is the gateway into the community of Spiritual Companions and gives you access to be on the UK Register of Spiritual Caregivers.
We are proud to have pioneered this qualification and steered it through the rigorous process of being on the Ofqual Register.
NB: All participants must have previously attended the Secrets of Spiritual Health & Happiness course, which will give you a substantial taste of the diploma course and its core concepts.
Qualification on Ofqual Register.
Places you on the UK Register of Spiritual Caregivers
Value added to your CV.
Deep and practical skills for one-to-one and group work. Compassion and care in action.
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Spiritual ’emergency’ and mental health
Become a registered Spiritual Companion and Spiritual Health Mentor/Coach
Further training and certification available: • Teach Meditation • Celebrancy
Study and share with like-minded souls.
Inclusive. Diverse. Visionary. Pioneering.
Compassion in action. Healing presence.
More Connection, compassion and consciousness.
Life-long strategies to support your health, wellbeing and relationships.
Honours the jewels in all traditions.
Person-centred: What works for you? What works for others?
Welcomes diversity. Empowering and enabling.
Grounded and practical.
Science of spirituality and health.
Experienced and supportive tutors.
Course Content – Four Units
1. Person Centred Spiritual Practice
2. Reflective Practice and Self-Awareness in the Context of Spiritual Development
3. Science and Context
4. Spiritual Care in Practice
This is a 400-hour course with 90 hours of classroom contact. The other hours are spent in study, practice and discussion in small groups. These hours are organised differently according to the centre delivering the course.
The qualification is Ofqual-regulated and awarded by the Crossfields Institute.
You can view the full specification for the qualification — click here
Assessment is done via an online portfolio system so you must have a computer or tablet and internet connection.
You will be asked to write short reflective pieces and mini-essays.
You must be able to attend all sessions; and also be available for three tutorial sessions and eight meetings in a small supportive ‘home group.’ (The timing of tthese dates will be arranged with you.)
If you do not already have one, you are expected to conduct a daily spiritual wellbeing practice, which is part of our first Unit of learning.
I like SC for their open minded views, simple and clear explanation of complex topics, ability to provide non-judgemental and caring space in challenging situations. Their publications are very practical and useful.
I have really appreciated the SCs down to earth approach. I feel more centred, grounded, connected, loving and compassionate. I am aware of how this has also enabled me to be of greater support to others in my work and at home.
It has improved my awareness of the need to care for my own state of mind as a prerequisite for working with others if I wish to be part of creating a safe environment for all to contribute their feelings, insights and ideas.
My job as Chief Executive of a registered charity can be pretty stressful at times. Since learning the SC approach I have been able to take better care of myself so that the stress has a less detrimental effect on my health and wellbeing. I can now find moments of calm when under pressure. This in turn helps my family as they don’t have to duck as often! My colleagues have also noted the difference.
CEO UK Charity
I’d been involved with a lot of spirituality, self-development, mental and physical health over several decades, but was in a lot of physical pain, and was very hard on myself. Now I get to find out how and who I am daily, a, able to care for myself and others whole-heartedly. I’m more flexible, present in challenging circumstances, caring and compassionate with others, loving and fun.
Before the course I had done lots of personal development, therapy and awareness work, but on some level life was still an effort and I was living in tension. Through the teaching of simple and accessible meditation practices the course helped me to become more grounded, more kind, more loving — more me, more of the time. It helped me to establish a daily spiritual practice of my own which I’d never really managed to do before and I learned the value and joy of service and just being kind to people.
IT Project Manager