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.
For many years the two main College courses have been the CHCC Annual Study Course and the Annual Mental Health Resource Group Conference. These events attract leading speakers from the world of chaplaincy and also give 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.