Courses & Qualifications

Given the changes in CCE, our relationship with Newman University is also changing. We hope to continue to lead Chaplaincy courses with our valued colleagues at Newman, but while we confirm the details for the next season we ask for your patience. You can register your interest by emailing We will be in touch with you about the details as soon as possible.

We are also offering a bridging induction course, in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, details are below

This eight session course will explore what is distinctive about chaplaincy, the theology of chaplaincy and what chaplains actually do. It is offered by CCE in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells. This is a 'bridging' arrangement as we await confirmation of our new partnership with Newman University. Read a one page introduction to the course here. The dates for the course are September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 31 and November 7, 14, 21 2023, all of the sessions will be 19.00-21.00. To book please click here.

'Chaplaincy' is appropriate as an induction course for anyone soon to take on a chaplaincy role or someone who has just started as a chaplain. It could also be used for those who are exploring chaplaincy ministry.

People who have done the course previously have said:

  • ‘Thank you to you for increasing my awareness and helping me to grow spiritually, as I continue on this journey that God has set before me. The openness, sincerity and faith will be a part of my building blocks in going forward – thank you.’
  • ‘I’ve found Exploring Chaplaincy so helpful personally but also empowering in so many ways, I know I shall be able to be a better chaplain for having done the course.’
  • ‘Thank you for the Exploring Chaplaincy course, after a long day training can feel a step to far but it has been such a blessing to meet and hear from others and to reflect after each session.’
  • ‘I’ve really enjoyed the course – it’s just a shame it’s almost over!’

Total Time Commitment: 35 hours

The cost for this course is £50.

Join our Induction Programme.

Supporting you on your journey

The Centre for Chaplaincy in Education has partnered with Newman University, Birmingham to offer a stimulating new 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.

Online Learning

Our purpose built Moodle provides exciting resources for you to explore

Education Setting

The programme supports chaplains in Primary, Secondary and FE settings

Dedicated Mentors

Each chaplain student will be assigned an experienced and dedicated mentor


Entry Requirements:

The course is aimed at school/ FE college Chaplains who are new in post (no more than 3 years) or who take up a school/ FE college Chaplaincy role during the induction course.


Alongside the Induction programme and as one of the engagement points each participant has a mentor. Your mentor will deliver 3x one-hour meetings (or equivalent). This will be to facilitate discussions, answer any concerns, and consolidate your learning.

The induction program aims to:

  • 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/FE college Chaplaincy network

Delivery Time:

Total Time Commitment:

35 hours

Contact Time:

24 hours

Self-Directed Time:

11 hours

Contact time includes:

  • 1½ hours Live Online Introduction
  • 3x 6 hours per key topic - resources provided on a Virtual Learning Environment.
  • 3x 1 hour live online with Mentor
  • 1½ hours Live Online Conclusion and Evaluation

You will receive weekly tasks to complete.


There are no formal written assignments associated with the course, throughout you will be directed to a reflection area where you will record and reflect on the skills you’re developing. These will be discussed with your mentor and facilitator. Completion of all of the online materials alongside meetings is required to ‘pass’.

A reference is required for each applicant.


The cost for this course is £250.

We welcome all onto the course – being fully inclusive and accessible is a central part of our ethos. Our courses are significantly discounted and it is hoped that institutions/churches might support applicants with the cost of the course. However, if you would like to discuss options for spreading the cost of your payment or apply for a bursary, please contact us at

Yes, I'm interested in School/ College Chaplaincy Induction!

The Centre for Chaplaincy in Education has partnered with Newman University, Birmingham to offer a stimulating pre-induction course for those who are seeking to explore whether Chaplaincy in School and/or College is the role for them.

If you are interested in Education Chaplaincy - this is the course for you!

There is no need to be in a Chaplaincy role or have had any Chaplaincy experience. We also welcome chaplains who are practicing in other settings and want to learn more about the world of Education chaplaincy.

Throughout the course you’ll be given the opportunity to explore the ministry of chaplaincy in schools & colleges and really get to grips with what it’s all about. It is delivered through a mix of online sessions and personal study resources.

The course aims to:

  • Introduce a potential chaplain to the nature of the role of a school/college chaplain
  • Explore the skills and attributes needed to undertake such a role
  • Offer a brief overview of the nature of the current educational landscape

The total time commitment is 19 hours, with 8 hours direct contact time via online teaching sessions and 11 hours self-directed time, completing a variety of activities/videos.

The cost of the course is £30.

Click here to register

School/College Chaplaincy: Leadership, Ethos & Values Course

This innovative programme offers an opportunity to experienced practitioners to explore this aspect of the ministry of Chaplaincy in Schools & Colleges. It will be delivered through a mix of face to face (on-line) sessions and personal study resources, this course is intended for those viewed as advanced practitioners, experienced in chaplaincy in a school or college context as a form of CPD.

This is an 18-week course which will take up to 36 hours

  • Contact hours: 18hrs (sessions)
  • Directed hours: 7 (time set for core activities that must be completed outside of contact sessions)
  • Self-Directed hours: up to 3 (time set for activities you may wish to spend more time considering)
  • Optional Activity: 30mins (individual conversation with a practitioner/someone within the network)

The course is designed to have, running through it, experience of analysis, critical thinking and reflection on the chaplaincy role.

The course is aimed at Chaplains with a least three years' experience (or equivalent) in chaplaincy or similar relevant role. A reference is required for each applicant.

The cost of the course is £250

Click here to register