One of AMCed’s key functions is to provide training and support for existing and new chaplains. A Muslim chaplain’s role in HE requires specific training for the education environment. AMCed aims to provide induction training and ongoing chaplaincy training for Muslim chaplains in the UK. It is vital that chaplains are kept up to date with all the developments in chaplaincy.
Chaplains, with training and support through AMCed will be able to enhance their skills. By improving the standard practice of chaplains, AMCed will, in turn, be supporting young people in becoming better citizens. By developing a higher standard of chaplaincy through support, advice, training, seminars and networking, AMCed will raise awareness of the association’s aims to serve educational institutions, students, staff and the community, which will in turn promote community cohesion.
AMCed have been delivering training since 2008. Their first course, Dialogue Facilitation Skills, was a three-day course, attended by participants from the private and public sectors. AMCed have further delivered training at a number of universities in England.
Currently AMCed is developing an online Introduction to Muslim Chaplaincy course for new or experienced chaplains and anyone interested in learning more about Muslim chaplaincy. More details of the online course here.
AMCed has developed a series of six CPD courses, which have been identified as being necessary in the enhancement of Muslim chaplains in any sector, chaplains of other faiths, faith leaders, youth workers, community workers and anyone who works in a social/welfare/pastoral capacity.
The rationale for this series of CPD courses is to enhance the skills of practitioners who are in the coalface of one to one support. The topics can be found here.
The Role of Chaplains of chaplains in public sector institutions: Experiences from Muslim communities – Faith Matters (2010)
Chaplaincy is a service which has become associated with public sector service delivery and this document provides information on the role of chaplains in public sector institutions and outlines some of the best practice undertaken through the work of Muslim chaplains in various institutions and sectors.
The training and development of Muslim Faith Leaders – Communities and Local Government (2010)
Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) set up an advisory group to steer the review of the current training available in the UK of Imams and Muslim Faith Leaders. This report was the result of their findings.
Multi-faith Chaplaincy: A Guide for Colleges on Developing Multi-faith Student Support – Learning Skills Council (2007)
The guide has been prepared in order to support chaplaincies in working with all students, full-time or part-time, under 19 or over 19, as well as teaching and support staff in the FE sector. It looks to provide support regardless of faith or belief.