The ECTE Council members or staff can be formally invited for consultancy services both by member institutions and by the broader community of theological education. Consultancy is available in a variety of areas, including programme design and development, institutional quality issues, educational trends and faculty and leadership development. Institutions developing new programmes or seeking innovative ways to deliver their educational products may also seek ECTE consultancy.
In order to avoid conflict of interest, where consultancy services relate to issues covered by ECTE’s quality assurance activities, the ECTE will not carry out external quality assurance of the institution or its programmes to which they have provided consultancy during the past six years. The ECTE will also not select experts to review an institution to which they have provided consultancy.