Officer and Territorial Envoy training

Officer Training

If you feel called to train as a Salvation Army officer, you must first be a soldier (member) over the age of 18, serving in a Salvation Army corps and fully committed to the Army's aims and purposes.

To be considered for officer training you must:

  • Have a clear calling from God
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a soldier with The Salvation Army
  • Have the support of your corps officer and divisional leaders
  • Be in good health
  • Have only serviceable debt
  • Be able to meet the requirements of the screening and selection process
  • Be able to serve anywhere in the UK Territory
  • Be able to complete the required officer training

The Diploma of Higher Education in Salvation Army Officer Training (validated by the University of Gloucestershire) forms the core of the officer training programme, which aims to develop Christian leaders of integrity. Find out more.

Alongside academic study, cadets undertake placements and personal initiative projects in the community, including hands-on involvement in local hospitals, prisons and social centres. Most importantly, the programme centres on the spiritual growth and leadership development of each person.

Find out more about the application process 

Territorial envoy training

If you feel called to be a Territorial Envoy, you must first be a soldier (member) over the age of 18, serving in a Salvation Army corps and fully committed to the Army's aims and purposes.

Applicants must be over the age of 18 and be able to offer at least 3 years service as a Territorial Envoy.

The assessment procedures for territorial envoyship are the same as those applying for officer training.  After acceptance as a Territorial Envoy, training will consist of 4 weeks of residential training, 2 in the first year, over an initial 3 year period.

To be considered for territorial envoyship you must:

  • Have a clear calling from God
  • Be at least 18 years old but service cannot continue full-time past the age of 70.
  • Be a soldier with The Salvation Army for two years
  • Have the support of your corps officer and divisional leaders
  • Be in good health
  • Be able to meet the requirements of the screening and selection process
  • Be able to attend the residential training programme held at William Booth College for the initial first 3 years of service.  It is also a requirement that 40 hours of Continued Personal Development per year are completed as follow up to the residential training.  On-going yearly residential training is mandatory for those wishing to extend the initial 3 years of service as a territorial envoy up to the 6 year period.

For more information contact your Corps Officer, Divisional Candidates Officer or the Candidates Unit.
 

About William Booth College

The site of The Salvation Army’s leadership and training programmes since 1929.

Officer and Territorial Envoy training

Train as a Salvation Army officer or Territorial Envoy at William Booth College.

Candidates Unit

The Candidates Unit is here to serve all those who are exploring God's calling.

Contact William Booth College

Contact William Booth College to find out more about how you can get involved.