Our part-time training gives you the ability to prepare for leadership in the Church of England alongside other work and ministry commitments.
It normally takes three years to complete a part-time ordination programme. The programme is flexible, so you can work part-time while you study. Students are able to complete diploma-level training through a combination of residential block weeks and weekly virtual teaching and tutor groups.
Want to learn more about flexible ordination training at Trinity? Contact our admissions team or call 0117 968 0254.
The course is accredited by Durham University, and to be able to get on to the programme you’ll need to have at least two A levels or the equivalent. The diploma is assessed at Levels 4 and 5, and you’re required to complete 240 credits. Learn more about our learning and disability support >
Your context church experience is important not just for the hands-on leadership training it gives you, but because it forms the context for your assessed learning.
In most cases, our part-time ordinands remain in their current church, and we will work with you to make sure that you have a supportive environment and good supervision from an experienced church leader.
You will meet regularly with both your supervising vicar and with a Trinity tutor to discuss your context experiences.
If you have further questions, just get in touch with our admissions team and they’ll be happy to talk with you about the financial implications of your training.