The provision of training and education for members has been a central part of CHCC activity ever since its inception. The College varies the number and nature of courses depending on the perceived needs of chaplains, and the CHCC Council receives regular reports on training events.
The main College course is the CHCC Annual Study Conference which is arranged by a group of chaplains from both the general and mental health sectors. This event attracts leading speakers from the world of chaplaincy and also gives College members the opportunity to spend time with colleagues in a supportive environment.
At the same time it is important to recognise that a lot of study days and training events happen at the local level. The vibrant Branch structure of the College sees regional meetings that focus discussion on local issues, as well as drawing in speakers who can give a national perspective.