Training Courses

Continuing Professional Development and Formation

All our CPDF courses can be found in the Resource Centre which requires a username and password to access. These details have been administered to each school. Please be advised that we cannot take any course bookings by telephone or email.

School Chaplaincy

Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) Chaplaincy Teams are a small group of  pupils who have been ordained by Canon Tony McBride on behalf of Bishop John Arnold in order to give a joyful witness of Christ. The GIFT Chaplaincy Team provide support for teachers and other children, by helping to develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils across the curriculum. For information on GIFT chaplaincy please click here.

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies

CCRS is a qualification which seeks to ensure that governors, teachers and the church community have at least a basic understanding of the central beliefs of the Catholic Faith. For those involved in Catholic Education, Curriculum RE, and the Parish Catechesis this Certificate provides a basis for further study. For more information on CCRS please click here.

North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership

The North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership Courses include:

  • Catholic Middle Leadership Programme
  • Catholic Leadership Programme
  • Post Graduate Catholic Leadership Programme
  • Aspiring to Deputy Headship Conference
  • Aspiring to Headship Conference
  • Excellence & Innovation Days

For further information on NWCDTP please click here.

If you require any assistance using the resource centre or need further information please call 0161 817 2204 or email