Closing Date for SALT Applications for 2019/2020 is SATURDAY 31ST August 2019

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SALT is going Multi-Site!

From October 2019, SALT will be livestreamed from St Marks Church, Dublin to 4 locations around Ireland.

The new Regional Learning Hubs are:

Open Arms Church, Newbridge, Kildare

Abundant Life Church, Limerick

Discovery Church, Galway

Grace Generation Church, Banbridge

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SALT to be accredited by Moorlands College

From September 2019, Moorlands College, will become the accreditation body for The School of Advanced Leadership Training. As a result more formal recognition can be given to the courses offered at SALT.

Successful students, after one or two years with SALT will then also receive a Moorlands Certificate or Diploma respectively. This can be used to apply for advanced standing for entry onto the Moorlands BA in Applied Theology course.


CCI are passionate about raising leaders! The School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) is the CCI training programme offering an effective pathway for your personal leadership development and training for leading in the local church.

The SALT programme is run for one day per week - Thursdays (10:30am-3:15pm) -  over two academic years; from September to June each year.  From October 2019, SALT will be livestreamed from St Mark's Church, Pearse St, Dublin to four regional hubs around the country (see above)

The first day of term will be Thursday 3rd October 2019.


SALT runs in partnership with associated local churches and will equip you with the biblical foundation and practical skills necessary to lead, build and minister in the local church.


Being actively involved in your local church is vital to your training and preparation for ministry in SALT. Our local church internship consists of 3 hours a week in practical ministry time in your church.  This strengthens your partnership and contribution to serving your local church.

All SALT students will receive Leadership Coaching each term focused a personal & leadership growth goal for the term. These goals help students to maximise the time invested and impact of their Local Church Internship.  


The SALT course content focuses on Christ centred leadership and teaching in biblical foundations of faith. All classes are taught by experienced local church leaders, currently engaged with changing the landscape of the Church in Ireland. There are four modules taught per term. We estimate that 1½ to 2 hours of study a week is necessary to complete each module successfully. Each module has specific learning outcomes. Modules have different methods of assessment including written assignments, book reviews, exams and/or presentations.

The academic requirements for CCI ordination are met through this course


All SALT students have the opportunity to experience ministry beyond their local context in our CCI team placement. This mandatory placement allows students to contribute to CCI national conferences and key events throughout the year. Each student will function as a team player, team leader or leader of leaders, widening their experience in preparation for future ministry.

Each term has a CCI TEAM PLACEMENT WEEK:                                                                                       


Term 2: CCI Leadership Conference ‘PLANTING HEAVEN’                                                       

Term 3: CCI National Conference ‘MVMNT’.                                                         

(Please note all SALT Students are required to fill in a Garda vetting form as part of placements.)


The fees for the SALT Course per year are as follows:

1.     One Off Payment in Full Paid Up Front before 1st day of term: €900/£800

2.     One Payment per Term: €320/£290 (x 3 terms = €960/£870)

3.     Monthly Instalments of €110/£100 per month for 9 months set up by standing order (x 9 months = €990/£900)