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What's the process?

How many references do I need and who should they be? 

We will ask you for the names and contact details of three people who would be willing to write a reference for your application. This helps us to get a better idea of who you are. Please ensure that these three people know you well, have known you at least two years, and are not related to you. We will contact them directly. Generally we ask for a reference from a Church Leader, a Teacher/Employer and a Mature Christian Friend.

How long will it take to complete the application form? 

You probably need about an hour to complete the form.

What happens after I complete the application form?

After applying, expect to receive a confirmation email from our registrar team who will guide you along the process and contact your references. Once we have received your references, a police or background check (we will send you details on how to do this) and you have answered a few questions about your present state of health, we may invite you to do a video or phone interview with the DTS leader. If the DTS leader is happy to proceed with your application, we will formally accept you to do DTS at YWAM Holmsted Manor!

Who should I contact if I have questions?

 If you have any questions at all about DTS or the DTS application process, please do not hesitate to contact us as We try to answer all emails within 24 hours (excluding weekends) so it won't be long until you've heard back from us! 

Is there anything else I need to know?

For the application, there are several pieces of information it would be helpful for you to have on hand at the time such as your passport and contact details for your three referees. There is a section in the middle of the application that asks you to reflect on your faith and your reason for applying for DTS so it may be helpful to be thinking about that even now!