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.

Hear from students who have studied the Foundations Certificate with us and have benefitted from our training.

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 Dynamics of Biblical Change (the first module) on its own over 6 months. Find out about Dynamics over 6 months

Planning a Sabbatical?
Get in touch with us to take Dynamics of Biblical Change as part of a ministry sabbatical.

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.


Applications for September 2023 have now closed.

If you would like to be notified when applications open for September 2024, please email courses@biblicalcounselling.org.uk.

Module Descriptions

Modules and venues 2022-2024

Student Handbook

Information for International Students

Summer Intensive

This one-week residential course forms part of the Skills Certificate.

In summer 2023, this was offered in the following locations:

Belfast: Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd June 2023

Liverpool: Sunday 9th to Friday 14th July 2023

London: Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th July 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, 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