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We now offer an online Humanist Chaplaincy Level 1 qualification.

This is an introductory qualification that will teach you the fundamentals of practising as a Humanist Chaplain and replaces our annual in-person training event. It is 100% online including video lessons, reading materials and assessments. The course is self-paced so you can study at a time that suits you. Completing the course takes approximately 4 hours of study time.


  • Understanding humanist philosophy
  • Chaplaincy theory
  • Chaplaincy in practice
  • Safety, remit and signposting


Students are expected to have some knowledge of humanist philosophy before undertaking the course. We also recommend familiarising yourself with the requirements of being a Humanist Chaplain.


The course fee is currently £39. There are no additional fees for assessment resits.

Enrol online

We run courses in spring and autumn with registration starting the first week of March and September respectively. Please join the waiting list below and we will send you details when registration is available.

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