Certificate Course

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

Biblical Counselling UK’s Certificate Course has been running since 2013 and provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counselling.

Underlying the course is a conviction that the gospel connects with every human experience and struggle, and a desire to help church communities connect the riches of Scripture to the realities of life.

Starting with an emphasis on our own need for biblical change and personal growth in wisdom, the course then seeks to build students’ confidence in conversational ministry with a goal of developing the deep, relational one-anothering that the New Testament describes.

The course provides a model for ministry that is applicable to formal and informal contexts – from opening Scripture with a friend in the hard moments of life to shaping preaching that engages the heart.

Youth workers, small group leaders, pastors, secular counsellors and ordinary church members eager to be better equipped to help friends, will all benefit.

The course combines material from CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling 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 benefited from our training

Study online and join others for regular seminars

Students study online material in their own time, and join a live 2-hour seminar once a fortnight with experienced BCUK tutors. Seminars are offered in 6 locations around the UK, and there are online seminar options for those not in reach of one of our centres.

Each module takes one academic term of 12 weeks.

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.