Training & Development

Chaplaincy in Education

A LIVE online course overview of how the ministry of chaplaincy fits into a broad educational context.

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There are currently no upcoming dates for this training course. Please contact us to register your interest.

Over the four days you will study a theology of chaplaincy and from that critically evaluate the various models and theories arising from that theology. You will look at how chaplaincy is linked to curriculum, ethos and spiritual development as well as its place in the pastoral and spiritual care of the school. The difficult issues of multi faith working, culture and ethics and evangelism will be examined and debated and we will hear input from a range of practitioners

The course will take place online over four days, 10am - 4pm.  Upcoming course dates will be shown above when available.

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Nigel Roberts


Nigel has worked in youth work and education for 38 years. He led several local centres for Youth for Christ before joining head office as Education Advisor. Nigel continues in this role as he tutors students at the Institute for Children, Youth, and Mission, where he has created and contributed to many of the CYM chaplaincy courses and developed working standards for Chaplains with children and young people. Nigel is a qualified drama teacher and was a community chaplain in a secondary school for 17 years. Nigel also works for the Saltley Trust, developing chaplaincy initiatives in Further Education across the West Midlands. He has a passion for drama and its place in youth work and ministry and led the professional theatre company Red River Theatre for 15 years, winning several awards and performing around the country and in front of the United Nations.

Nigel has contributed to several books and journals, including:

  • Core Standards of Christian with Children and Young People, CYM, (2019) Nigel Roberts & Rev. Dr. Sally Nash & Dr. Paul Nash
  • Drama and Faith: Using the Arts to Communicate the Christian Faith, Grove, (2022)

Research Interest
His research interests focus on the theology of chaplaincy and models of chaplaincy, particularly in education. He is also interested in spiritual development in schools and colleges and how it is taught and evaluated. He continues to research the use of drama in youth work.

Contact Details
Address: CYM, 16 Commerce Square, Nottingham, NG1 1HS
Phone: 0115 777 0102

ORCID Biography

Where will this course take place?

This course will be held online.  Details of meeting codes will be sent out in advance of the start date.

Who is this course for?

Anyone thing of establishing a chaplaincy in an educational setting.

What will they get out of it?

A strong theological and theoretical foundation for working as a member of a chaplaincy team.

Future prospects?

A useful qualification to share with schools to show that you have undertaken some training in the area and have gained an understanding of context and role.

Any other information...

Much of the teaching will be pre recorded and available for visiting again after the course.

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