Training Opportunities

Our team organises and hosts a wide range of training courses and events for volunteers, employed children’s and youth leaders, clergy, school chaplains and others.

We regularly run short six-week locally-accredited courses to provide an introduction to children’s ministry, youth ministry and school chaplaincy. 

The courses are free and include resource materials.


Brief Course Outline

Start date / booking details


   Bishop’s Certificate in Children’s Ministry
  1. Why Children’s Ministry?
  2. Children’s Discipleship and Nurturing Faith
  3. Teamwork, Leadership, Sustaining Teams and Safeguarding
  4. Additional and Special Needs in  Children’s Ministry
  5. Choice of module from list (Full list available on request)
  6. Choice of module from list (Full list available on request)

Six consecutive Tuesday Evenings 7pm – 8.54pm
at Cuthbert House

Dates of next course TBC

To book, email Kate Martin

Sharon Pritchard

Bishop’s Certificate in
Youth Ministry
  1. An introduction to church-based youth provision
  2. Creating a safer environment and activities
  3. Spiritual development in young people
  4. Leading groups and team dynamics
  5. Working with young people with additional needs
  6. Running a fruitful youth programme

Six consecutive Mondays starting on 17 January 2022, 7pm-8.30pm (online on Zoom)

Book online or email Kate Martin

Andy Harris

Bishop’s Certificate in
School Chaplaincy

Ethos and values of chaplaincy

  1. Stories!  Hearing from chaplains in different settings i.e. primary, secondary, FE.
  2. Understanding and serving the school context SIAMS, SMSC and Collective Worship.
  3. Essential knowledge and understanding – child protection/procedures church and school.
  4. Resources for Education Chaplaincy – What might it look like in your context?  The nitty gritty practical stuff! 
  5. Setting up a Chaplaincy – partnerships between churches and schools.  A clear vision and expectations.  Job description.  Supervision and support.

Catherine Simpson

We also regularly put on other training including:

  • Collective Worship 
  • Prayer Spaces in Schools
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Paediatric First Aid
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