Advanced Diploma in Pastoral Supervision

Increasingly Christian denominations are expressing a need for trained supervisors to support those in pastoral ministry. In the face of a multiplicity of challenges: climate change, historic cases of abuse, racial injustice, issues of gender and sexuality, social care and poverty gaps, financial constraints and fewer full time clergy, the Church needs to review, prioritise and structure as never before.

The changing nature of local and lay ministry requires pastoral ministers to oversee teams and develop skills in line-management and reflective supervision. This is in order to embody Kingdom life with all the skill, wisdom and mutual accountability necessary to honour the people and the Christ we serve.

The Advanced Diploma in Pastoral Supervision is a short course, which follows on from PDPS, the Professional Diploma in Pastoral Supervision1.Its aim is to support and develop the practice of graduates of the certificate course as you integrate theory and practice of newly trained and practising pastoral supervisors and to prepare you for APSE2  accreditation3 . This recognition will allow you to offer services nationally and enjoy fellowship and ongoing development alongside other professionals in this field.

1Formerly the Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision.
2 The Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education

February – July 2025 

This course is for you if you have been offering pastoral supervision and would like to work towards accreditation with APSE.

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