Certificate in Christian Mentoring

Want to explore the role of mentoring in the development of others? Want to increase your skills and be more effective? Want to experience some high class teaching input from skilled practitioners?  Then come and join us on the Certificate in Christian Mentoring. A very popular course over the years, we are delighted to be able to deliver the course again in February 2020.

Course Details

This course is designed for anyone involved in mentoring and coaching, who wants to increase their skills and be more effective in what they do. It will address issues around volunteer mentoring and also around people who are paid for the mentoring they offer.

The course will be led by Rick Lewis. Rick is an internationally known freelance mentor of leaders and consultant to a wide variety of Christian organisations. Author of ‘Mentoring Matters‘, he has 30 years’ experience in leading local churches and has taught in several ministry colleges around the world. He is based in Sydney, Australia.

The team also includes Alison Cansdale. Alison is a nationally known UK based freelance mentor. She is a member and professionally accredited Senior Practitioner Mentor/Coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, (EMCC). She is also a qualified Therapeutic Coach (FTCT) and a qualified Pastoral Supervisor.

The course is aimed at people who want to build intentional relationships within the local church and beyond and will be delivered through seminars, discussion groups, workshops and lectures. There will be times for sharing your stories and swapping ideas about what has worked and what hasn’t from your own experiences.

A Cliff College Certificate is awarded for attendance on the week long course and the submission of an academic assessment that achieves a pass mark.

Successful students will be invited to the Cliff College graduation ceremony.

This course also serves as an entry qualification to the Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring at Cliff College.

The course will focus on:

  • The biblical basis of mentoring
  • Using mentoring in discipleship
  • Definitions of different helping roles
  • Key skills in mentoring
  • The spirituality of the mentor
  • Mentoring in the local church


Cliff College Certificate in Christian mentoring :  Monday 1st – Friday 5th February 2021.

The cost of £450.00 includes all teaching materials, tutorial support, board and accommodation in single en-suite rooms.

A non refundable deposit of £75.00 secures your place and is payable on your acceptance of the place offered. The balance of fees should be paid on arrival or before.

Gain credit towards a degree

Your Cliff College Short Course Certificate in Christian Mentoring may also enable you to gain credit towards a University of Manchester certificate, diploma or degree at Cliff College. Usually, a short course certificate will gain you 10-20 credits towards a validated qualification. It would mean, for instance, that instead of studying 120 credits in the first year of a degree, you only study 100-110. The awarding of credit in this way is not automatic, and must be applied for. If you would like further guidance on whether your Cliff College Short Course Certificate may contribute towards a University of Manchester qualification at Cliff College then contact the Academic Director on academicdean@cliffcollege.ac.uk.

For bookings or more details contact Cliff College: shortcourse@cliffcollege.ac.uk 01246 584203

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