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Christian Youth Work Training

Training for work in schools

The following courses include learning for work carried out in schools and colleges. For further information on the academic levels see the additional notes.
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Aurora Children

Accredited by St Peter’s College (Sheffield Diocese), moderated by Ian White from Cliff College.
Delivered at academic level 4, students can work towards a level 3 or level 4 certificate.

Students join a diverse mix of students from different churches and denominations, forming friendships that go beyond the course itself.

Course content includes: What is Children’s Ministry?, Children today and their context, A church-wide responsibility (new), Ministry with children, Children’s spirituality and formation, Spiritual formation and discipleship, Gifts and skills of a Children’s Leader, Theology of the child, Child development, Faith development, Learning styles, Godly Play and story-telling, Messy Church (crafts and games), Creative prayer, Schools, Inclusive Ministry, Children in the Church, All age (inter-generational) worship, Programme planning, Sustainability (new), Planning for change in the church (new), Making teams work (safer recruiting, supervision and training), Legal: Child protection policies, safeguarding, risk assessment and insurance

At the end of the course, we hold a Graduation Ceremony in Sheffield for all students to invite friends and families to celebrate their achievements.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCiFAiy4aE)

from St Peter’s College (Sheffield Diocese)

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Aurora Youth

Accredited by St Peter’s College (Sheffield Diocese), moderated by Ian White from Cliff College.
Delivered at academic level 4, students can work towards a level 3 or level 4 certificate.

Students join a diverse mix of students from different churches and denominations, forming friendships that go beyond the course itself.

Course content includes: What is Youth Ministry?, Young people today and their context, A church-wide responsibility (new), Ministry with young people (new), Relational discipleship & Spiritual formation, Informal education, Empowerment, Equal opportunities, Gifts and skills of a youth worker, Personal growth, support and pastoral care, Theology of the young person, Youth identity, Faith development, Needs of young people, Development theory and learning styles, Discipleship, evangelism, mission and worship, Creative arts, Mentoring, Detached work, Schools, Young people and mental health, Young people in the church, Social Media, Vocation, Programme planning, Sustainability, Planning for change in the church (new), Managing a team of volunteers, Legal: Child protection policies, safeguarding, risk assessment & insurance.

At the end of the course, we hold a Graduation Ceremony in Sheffield for all students to invite friends and families to celebrate their achievements. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCiFAiy4aE)

from St Peter’s College (Sheffield Diocese)

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CYM ~ BA (Hons) Practical Theology (with specialist pathways including JNC option)

The flexible suite of Practical Theology courses are designed to equip students through a range of practice, theology and ministry modules where learning in context is an essential element to student development. Full time students attend college at our new teaching centre in Leicester two days per fortnight and spend the rest of the time in relevant practice agency. The usual pattern is three years full time or up to six years part time.
Specialist pathways include Youth and Community Work (JNC), Children and Family Work, Chaplaincy and Contextual Ministry which allows for a range of other community based ministries. New for 2020 is the possibility of living and serving as part of the Community of the Tree of Life in Leicester as your learning context. We can help you find a suitable practice agency or explore the possibility with you of using your current context as part of your specialist pathway.

from Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

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CYM ~ MA Ministry and Mission (with specialist pathways including JNC option)

The part time MA is designed to fit alongside your current work or ministry giving you the chance to develop personally and professionally in your new or existing work with children and young people in community. Usually completed in three years students attend study blocks in Leicester and Birmingham then fit private study alongside your other commitments.
Specialist pathways include Youth and Community Work, Ministry with Children, Young People and Families, Chaplaincy and Community Ministry with a range of core and optional modules to adapt your learning to meet your needs and interests. At the heart of all courses is are practical theology modules in community and social context and a third year research project to focus your interests.
Exit pathways are also available after one or two years, including a PG Certificate in Chaplaincy with Children and Young People which meets the requirements of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy, and the JNC validated PG Diploma in Youth and Community Work and Practical Theology (exact award titles subject to validation).

from Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

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Maryvale ~ FdA Youth Ministry & School Chaplaincy

The Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry & School Chaplaincy (YMSC) is a two year, full time, distance learning programme, delivered through a range of teaching methods, including online learning, residentials and 48% placement/workplace based learning. The programme provides a practical perspective on central aspects of youth ministry/school chaplaincy. Successful completion of the course leads to the award of a Foundation Degree validated by The Open University.

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