Short Courses Overview

Cliff College offers a variety of short courses through its growing Short Courses programme, which includes days, weekends, mid-week, week long Certificate training courses, study taken over several months at Diploma level, Cliff Retreats, Cliff Summer School, Methodist WLP training and our training offsite through our Autumn School this year based in Plymouth, and also Cliff Local which will be visiting the Isle of Man, Shetland and Yorkshire in 2020-21.

These various opportunities are designed to train the whole people of God, and provide inspiration, retreat, reflection, new learning and personal development, as well as allow participants to explore other validated courses within the college.

COVID-19 Update. In light of the developing situation with COVID-19, and in line with the latest government guidance, Cliff College has cancelled all face-to-face teaching delivered on-site from Friday March 20th to the end of June. During this time the college will also be reviewing on-site courses currently planned for July and August. In the light of this decision with sadness we have had to cancel courses within the Short Course programme being delivered during this time. However we remain in contact with all those who had already booked these courses and are now exploring rescheduling later in the year. All autumn 2020 & courses delivered in 2021 are still bookable – so do explore the various pages. If you have any questions, please contact the Short Course Administrator, Pete Anderson ( 

New for 2019-20! The following Cliff Certificates have been added to the programme: Women in Leadership, Children’s Ministry, Coaching for Christian Leaders & Parenting for Faith. Why not explore the Cliff Retreats section of the programme? – weekend opportunities for refreshment, space and spiritual growth. Training to be a Methodist worship leader or preacher? Then check out our Methodist Worship:Leading and Preaching section! Finally why not explore our Cliff Local initiative – we could be on the road in your region sometime this year!

Please explore the Short Course programme and keep checking this page for new, exciting and relevant courses which are being added throughout the year! We think you will find something for YOU!

Many of these short courses are delivered alongside our existing ministry partners, including Godly Play UK, Youth for Christ, Scripture Union, Bible Reading Fellowship,, Care for the Family, The Message Trust & The Methodist Church.

The day events, weekends, 3-day midweek training and retreat courses are open to anyone via a booking process. Cliff College Certificate & Diploma courses require an application, and the qualification is awarded for attendance and the submission of academic assessment that achieves the required pass mark. Click on the tabs for more details.

For information concerning any of these Short Courses please contact the Short Course Administrator 01246 584203, or by emailing Download our Short Course programme leaflet on the left of this page, or see our current listing of courses, which is updated on a monthly basis.

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