Training institutions

We want to ensure all students have the best possible foundation for future ministry, lay and ordained. Theological education institutions play a vital role in this formational process, and we have provided resources below to support you in your work.
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Naturally not every student is the same, and the Church’s ministry and training needs continue to develop, so in addition to the standard pathways we also offer a means by which dioceses and TEIs can apply for a new pathway to be accredited.

Take a look at the guidance below to find out more.

 

General requirements

 

Introducing a new pathway

We welcome applications for new training provision which contribute to entrepreneurial vision and fresh thinking.

New pathways might mean cohorts of students pursuing a new pathway within an existing formational programme, an entirely new pathway for a cohort of students within a TEI, or a pathway which is effectively part of a new form of institution.

Formal guidance and an application form is available to download below:

 

Quality assurance

Our quality assurance framework covers training for ordained and nationally recognised lay ministries authorised by canon. It applies to all our recognised training institutions, colleges, and regional and local courses.

Formal guidance on our quality assurance framework is available to download below:

You can read our most recent inspection reports below:

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013

 

2012

 

2011

 

Ecumenical placements

As part of preparing for ordination, you may decide to send an ordinand to take part in an ecumenical placement. Often these involve travelling abroad to spend time learning alongside other ordinands in a different context.

Such placements are a valuable way to widen horizons and deepen understanding of faith, theology, and ministry.

Find out more about the placements available:

 

The Hub: A virtual learning environment

The Hub, separate to the Church Support Hub, is a new virtual leaning environment designed to produce a go-to set of online shared resources, such as books and journals, for students studying theology, ministry or mission.

Contact our VLE/Blended Learning Officer, Ken Farrimond for more information.