We make our training available throughout the year at a range of different venues. There is an annual training programme which is sent to every Chaplaincy Department allowing them to choose the training that they feel will allow them to develop professionally.
All of the courses are accredited by the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC) allowing for recognition outside of our organisation. Training will usually take the form of either one-day or two-day events. These will include time for learning, sharing and reflecting, which we feel are crucial aspects for the consolidation of knowledge.
Different venues will be used to accommodate chaplains in different parts of the country. As there is often a high demand for limited places early booking is strongly advised as places may be limited on some courses. Only those who have booked in time can be guaranteed free places. Importantly, training for all of the above is only free to members of the NIHCA. Individuals outside of the association will be required to cover costs if they wish to attend.
The NIHCA normally facilitates 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training each year and both supervisor and Student fees are paid by NIHCA for this course. The training programme for 2017/18 is available for download below.
Each year we facilitate a 10-week hospital visitors’ course for lay people.
The programmes for both the current and previous years are attached below.