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Centre for Chaplaincy in Education (CCE) in Partnership with Newman University offers a range of short courses to support Chaplaincy in Schools and Colleges.



This course is a stimulating induction programme for Chaplains across the UK.  Our unique programme develops your reflective practice as you explore the key steps to become an excellent practitioner.

Why study this course?

Are you new in post as an education chaplain, or are you due to start in post in September?

If so, we invite you to register for our Chaplaincy Induction.

The course will:

  • Develop a new Chaplain’s knowledge of their context and ability to analyse this.
  • Develop a new Chaplain’s core skills and ability to deepen these.
  • Develop a new Chaplain’s ability to fulfil the role and be able to access and create resources.
  • Develop a new Chaplain’s engagement with the wider school/College Chaplaincy network.

Chaplains who have already been on the course have said:

The CCE induction course has been informative and thought provoking.  It has opened my eyes to the broad nature of chaplaincy and the multitude of skills and attributes required, as well as to the challenges and opportunities of the role.

The CCE induction course gave me everything I needed to:

  • develop my understanding about chaplaincy and chaplaincy models;
  • help define my role within those frameworks;
  • gain a better understanding of myself;
  • develop ideas for my progression within this ministry.

What does the course cover?

The course is split into 3 sections.

The first section, Knowing your context, helps you determine, the role of you have, the skills you need, the community you serve within the framework of your context. You will begin to consider the model of chaplaincy that will work for you, your School / FE College and your Community.

The next section, Knowing what to do and where to find support, gets you to consider the resources and spaces you have, the resources you need and how to build upon these and realising you are not alone in this ministry.

The final section Knowing yourself, builds on developing your own self-awareness of your skills and your role, how to reflect, and how to continue to engage in your own self-development.

Alongside the Induction programme each participant will be offered a mentor. You can meet your mentor up to 3x one-hour meetings (or equivalent). This will be to facilitate discussions, answer any concerns about being a new Chaplain within a School/ FE College environment.

Delivery of Course

Using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) run by Newman University you will be able to access a number of high-quality resources ranging from chapters of books, videos from academics with specialism in Chaplaincy as well as videos from Chaplaincy practitioners. You will be directed to complete a number of activities online.

You will then meet with others alongside experienced facilitators over Teams In order to successfully complete of the course participants will be expected to attend most of the online Teams sessions and complete the engagement points.

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The cost of the course is £425.  We encourage you to contact your school or college and church community to seek support with funding.  A limited number of bursaries are also available.

For information on the course and bursaries please email Mike Haslam, from Centre for Chaplaincy in Education on mike.haslam@bathwells.anglican.org.


Dates for January 2024 Cohort

Week beginning 15th January 6:30pm – 7:30pm (1hour) Opening Session

Week beginning 22nd January 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 5th February 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 26th February 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 18th March 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 15th April 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 29th April 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 13th May 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 3rd June 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 17th June 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Week beginning 1st July 6:30pm – 7:30pm (1hour) Closing Session

Dates for September 2023 Cohort

Wednesday 20th September 6:30pm – 7:30pm (1hour) Opening Session

Wednesday 4th October 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 18th October 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 8th November 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 22nd November 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 4th December 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 10th January 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 24th January 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 7th February 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 28th February 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 13th March 6:30pm – 7:30pm (1hour) Closing Session

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