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Level III

Biblical Counselling Africa (BCA) LEVEL 3 is our most rigorous course of study and is particularly suited to those in pastoral ministry positions seeking intensive training at a high academic standard. This online, graduate-level programme is offered in partnership with the Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). Although taught at Masters level, CCEF is not an accredited programme.

CCEF has provided excellent and reliable training for those in vocational and lay ministry, as well as Christian mental health and social work professionals, for over 50 years. BCA has entered a partnership with the CCEF School of Biblical Counselling (SBC) to offer their courses to you in Africa at a significantly reduced cost.

The CCEF aim is to restore Christ to counselling and counselling to the church. BC Africa is aligned with that vision. We believe that wise counsel is based on a biblical understanding of God’s intention for every area of our lives; spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational. A detailed description of the CCEF philosophy of counseling can be found here.

CCEF courses are lectured by well-known authors including David Powlison, Ed Welch, Paul Tripp, Darby Strickland, Julie Lowe, Alasdair Groves, and many others. We seek to offer contextualised African courses, administered by African Online Instructors, while still utilising the same gifted CCEF lecturers.

BCA currently offers a certificate program, consisting of seven courses:

  1. Dynamics of Biblical Change
  2. Helping Relationships

(Courses 1 and 2 are prerequisites, courses 3-5 may be taken in any order)

  1. Human Personality
  2. Counselling in the Local Church
  3. Scripture for Life and Ministry
  4. Everyday Problems in Counselling
  5. Summative Project – a practical application of all you’ve learned

Additional courses may be added

Details for all courses can be found at CCEF – Courses

While the cost of CCEF courses ranges from US$450 – $650, we will keep our Biblical Counselling Africa course cost well below this level, under $200, and we can currently offer much further reductions on course fees.


Questions to ask before you apply:

  • Can you articulate a testimony of the gospel’s saving grace in your life?
  • Are you the type of person that others gravitate to when they are hurting
  • Will your study be encouraged and supported by a ministry leader who knows you well?
  • Do you have 8-12 hours each week to commit to studies?
  • Do you hold a Matric or High School diploma?
  • Are you comfortably skilled in extensive English reading and writing?
  • Do you have a reliable, fast internet connection?

If you are not currently able to answer yes to all the questions, our Level II training may be better suited to your needs.


All applicants wishing to study with CCEF must complete our BC Africa application form. Applicants may be redirected towards our Level 2 training; and upon completion of Level 2, may be eligible to re-apply to Level 3 at a later date.


If you answered yes, here are your next steps!

1.) Apply here https://forms.gle/2R8hA1uzPaAxzxxQA

2.) Submit your short essays by email to L3@biblicalcounsellingafrica.com

3.) Create a Genius account here:  https://ccef.geniussis.com/PublicStudentSignUp.aspx

IMPORTANT: Be certain to answer the last question YES and select the Biblical Counselling Africa partnership affiliation.

4.) Speak to your referral you list on the application about your intention of studying with CCEF and notify them we will contact them soon.


If your application is approved you will receive notification by email along with instructions on how to register and pay for your course. Once confirmed, return here to make payment.

All inquiries should be directed to L3@Biblicalcounsellingafrica.com


The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

– Psalm 19: 7-9

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

– Romans 8:1

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

– Colossians 2:6-7

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:14

The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

– Proverbs 20:5

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