1. Welcome to YTEP

Welcome to your studies on one of YTEP’s theological education programmes.

The Yorkshire Theological Education Partnership is the co-ordinating body for Common Awards within the Yorkshire region.  It is one of the 18 recognised Theological Education Institutions (TEIs) across England, Wales and Scotland whose Common Awards programmes are validated by Durham University and as such it is the channel of communication between local Centres in Yorkshire and the University.

YTEP was formed as a registered charity by the diocesan and other Church-related theological training providers who had worked together across Yorkshire for some years.  With the introduction of Common Awards in 2014 they formed a consortium to enable them to continue training ordinands, lay ministers and independent students across the region.

The partnership consists of the following Centres:

·         Church Army  (based in Sheffield)  [CA]

·         The College of the Resurrection  (Mirfield)  [CoR] ­

·         St Hild College  (Mirfield, Sheffield and Online)  [St Hild]

·         Leeds Diocesan School of Ministry  (with local venues at Bingley and Mirfield)  [LSoM]

·         York Diocesan School of Ministry  (with local venues in York, Middlesbrough and Beverley)  [YSoM]

This handbook provides you with general information (about policies and procedures, etc) which is common across the whole of YTEP.  Your Centre may provide additional information which is specific to the way the courses are offered in your location.

The day-to-day management of YTEP currently falls to...

Dr Gary Wilton (Head of Initial Training, Church Army), Chair of the Management Committee,

Mr Martine Somerville, Academic Co-ordinator (due to retire at the end of 2022)  and

Mrs Lynne Gordon-Taylor, Administrative Officer.

We all work part-time for YTEP, based in an office alongside the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield.  You can contact us via email or telephone with any questions, queries or comments.  We provide advice and guidance to both students and staff, although you’ll find that most of your questions can be answered by staff or module tutors in your Centre.

Similarly, most communications about your course will come from your Programme Leader but for a few matters we or Durham University might contact you directly.

We hope that your Common Awards studies are both enjoyable and successful.

Our contact details are:

Email:  ytep@mirfield.org.uk

Tel:      07762 102656