IME 2 is an authorised minister’s second phase of formation. IME 2 is the shared responsibility of SEI, dioceses and charges. All those within three years of deaconing or licensing are meant to be in continuing and supervised formation, with standard working agreements (arranged mutually by them and their incumbents), under the auspices of a curacy or a so-called probationary period for Lay Readers. Note that those preparing to serve as incumbents, who do not hold a theology degree, must earn the aforementioned BA (Hons) or its equivalent during IME 2, the three years during which they serve their titles. All authorised ministers may study for a BA (Hons), GradDip, PGradDip or MA with SEI, either as part of IME 2 or their Continuing Ministerial Development, or both.