Certificate Course

Online courses from CCEF

Seminars at 6 UK venues and online

The Certificate in Biblical Counselling aims to equip students to develop a culture of care in the local church.

There are 7 modules, spread over 3 years, and you can take as many or as few as you wish.

The course combines material from CCEF’s School of Biblical Counselling with new content developed by BCUK for the UK context.

Steve Midgley, Executive Director of Biblical Counselling UK, introduces the Certificate Course.

What’s the format?
The coursework, which involves set reading, watching online video lectures and completing assignments, is completed in a student’s own time and feedback on coursework is provided by UK Recitation Instructors.

Fortnightly seminars allow students to review the material with others under the guidance of an experienced tutor. These seminars and a week-long Summer Intensive add a skills component to the training.

There are 6 evening seminar venues around the UK, and an online seminar option offering both daytime and evening seminars.







Online seminar

Who would benefit from the course?
Pastors, social workers, youth workers and counsellors trained in secular therapies have all benefited from the course. The majority of students, however, are ‘ordinary’ church members eager to improve their ability to love those around them in biblically wise ways.

Find out more
Certificate Course in depth answers FAQs, such as

  • What is the course content?
  • Can I just take Dynamics of Biblical Change?
  • What are the term dates?

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Short of time?
You can take the first module on its own over 6 months. Find out about Dynamics of Biblical Change for Leaders.

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How much does it cost?

The cost of each module is currently £495.

Tuition for the Summer Intensive week is £445.

There is a limited  Bursary Fund which we are pleased to make available to students with significant financial need.


Next student intake

Applications for September 2022 have now closed.  Applications for the September 2023 Intake will open in April 2023.

To be notified when applications open, contact courses@biblicalcounselling.org.uk

Module Descriptions

Modules and venues 2022-2025

Student Handbook

Information for International Students

Summer Intensive

This one-week residential course forms part of the Skills Certificate, and is usually offered in London, Belfast and Liverpool. Dates and venues for the 2023 Summer Intensive will be published in Spring 2023.

Priority is given to Certificate Course students, but spare places (if any) will be available for non-Certificate Course students who will need as a minimum requirement to have passed Dynamics of Biblical Change and Helping Relationships.

For more information about the 2023 Summer Intensive, please email courses@biblicalcounselling.org.uk.

How can I get more information?

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Email: courses@biblicalcounselling.org.uk

Phone: (voicemail): 0333 344 4341