Prospectus and Application Forms

Thinking of studying with the Congregational Institute for Practical Theology? 

The new Prospectus for 2024-25 will be available soon - in the meantime please use the links on the left to access the current booklets which will give you basic information about our courses, 

Details of the costs and information about bursaries and grants can be found in the Prospectus.

Online application forms for the FD Course can be accessed via the link in the left hand column of this page.

  •  Applications for the FD course should be made by 31st May for admission in September. 
  •  Applications from Congregational Federation church members require the endorsement and support of their Church Meeting.
  • Applications from those who are working for the Congregational Federation or an Area Association require the endorsement of the National Body or Area, respectively.

Process for Applications

  • Complete FD Application (by 31st May)
  • Informal Interview (Online) (within 3 weeks of application)
  • Invitation to the Open Day (if application is prior to this date)
  • Complete online Academic and Course Skills sessions (before the September residential weekend) (including critical writing and referencing, using technology such as Congle, Email and Teams)
  • Induction Session (first session at the September residential weekend)

Open Day for 2024 intake

We will be holding an OPEN DAY on FRIDAY 26th APRIL 2024 to give you the chance to come to Nottingham and find out all about the course, the facilities and to meet the staff. Further details and bookings in the New Year - watch this space! 


2024/25 Course Weekend Dates for the FD

Please note these are the dates for our residential weekends in Nottingham for 2024/25 

Thurs 5th – Sun 8th September 2024

Fri 10th – Sun 12th January 2025

Fri 4th – Sun 6th April 2025

Fri 27th – Sun 29th June 2025


*New* Prospectus 2024-25           E-book