Study Leave is an opportunity to undertake ministerial development as defined by you. We highly recommend a Ministerial Development Conversation (MDC) to help identify priorities and objectives.
An MDC can be a really useful tool in many situations e.g. if you would like to take study leave, but are unsure how to make the most of that time; if you sense that a season of change lies ahead and would like to explore that confidentially with someone.
MDC is a place for you to be listened to and offers an opportunity to consider how to move forward into all that God is opening up before you.
For full Scheme details please Click here. (Please note, we recommend planning your Study leave three months in advance and where a period of leave lasts for longer than four weeks, applications should be submitted at least six months in advance)
Please note that the Study Leave allowance has changed.
As of 1st January 2023, the entitlement cap is 5 years roll over accumulation of 10 weeks (70 days) and £1375 (£275 x 5)
Study Leave cannot be used in the 12 months prior to retirement.
The People and Training Team are responsible for ensuring that the fundamental aims of the Scheme are being satisfied in any new study proposals being put forward by ministers.