Christian short course

Short courses at Cliff College

Short courses on a variety of themes and subjects, designed to equip and train the whole church for ministry.

About our short courses

Cliff College offers a variety of Christian short courses, ranging from day and weekend courses to week-long courses and off-site training. 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.

Many of these short courses are delivered alongside our existing ministry partners, including Godly Play UK, Youth for Christ, Scripture Union, Bible Reading Fellowship,, The Message Trust, Care for the Family, Place for Hope, Christian Vision for Men, Girls' Brigade Ministries and the Methodist Church.

Explore short courses

Our short courses are sorted by length and type. If you're looking for a particular subject, you can browse through or use the search function at the top of the page.

Applying for a short course

The day events, weekends, 3-day midweek training and retreat courses are all 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.


The fees for different types of short courses, including board and accommodation, are listed below. There are one or two courses that differ from this; please check the details on the page of the course that you are interested in.

Day course£65
Weekend course£180

Monday-Friday course


For further information on any of the short courses, please contact the short course administrator on 01246 584203, or by emailing