Enhancing Confidence, Credibility and Continuing Learning

The Significance of an Entry Level Qualification in Healthcare Chaplaincy


  • Ewan Kelly NHS Education for Scotland




confidence, credibility, continuing learning, reflective practice, career progression


With reference to the experience of the first cohort of students completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Chaplaincy delivered by the University of Glasgow, the programme director of healthcare chaplaincy and spiritual care at NHS Education for Scotland, the sponsoring organisation, reflects on the significance of the course for healthcare chaplaincy in Scotland.

Author Biography

Ewan Kelly, NHS Education for Scotland

Ewan Kelly is Programme Director for Healthcare Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, NHS Education for Scotland


KELLY, E. 2011 Competences, In Spirituality and Healthcare, edited by M. Cobb, C. Puchalski and B. Rumbold. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND (2008) Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains. NHS Education for Scotland, Edinburgh.

MACLEOD C (2005). Postgraduate medical education – competency or expertise. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 35: 108-9



How to Cite

Kelly, E. (2013). Enhancing Confidence, Credibility and Continuing Learning: The Significance of an Entry Level Qualification in Healthcare Chaplaincy. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 28–31. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i2.28