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Belfast Bible College

Belfast Bible College ~ BA (Hons) Theology

This three year honours degree in Theology has a strong ministry focus, and is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to live, and help others live the life of faith in the contemporary world. The course includes a wide range of learning experiences including weekly ministry placements and international placement opportunities, as well as the opportunity to undertake independent research in an area of interest. Students specifically interested in youth ministry can tailor the course to meet their individual ministry interests.  Students with appropriate qualifications can enter at DipHE Level (5) or Honours Degree Level (6)

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Diocese of Chester

Church College’s Certificate in Youth Ministry

A University level regional course provided by the Diocese of Chester, Manchester and Blackburn validated by University of Chester

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Cliff College

Cliff College ~ BA Honours in Mission and Ministry (Children & Youth)

Delivered by Cliff College, this part-time two year course builds on the DipHe in Youth Mission and Ministry or Children Mission and Ministry, and is taught through five 1 week residential teaching blocks, supported by a home-based placement, a Placement Supervisor and Ministry Mentor. It is validated by The University of Manchester and run in partnership with Youth for Christ / Urban Saints and Scripture Union.

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Cliff College

Cliff College ~ Certificate in Youth Ministry

Delivered locally in the Sheffield area in partnership with the Diocese of Sheffield and YMCA, this short course allows volunteers to learn the basics of practical youth ministry via weekly evening teaching sessions, with occasional day conferences. Taught at Level 3 & 4, students are assessed by a creative portfolio of applied work. Completion of this course fulfils part of the requirements of the HE Dip in Youth Mission and Ministry.

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Cliff College

Cliff College ~ DipHE:  Children, Mission and Ministry

Delivered by Cliff College, this part-time two year course focussed on children and tweenagers is taught through five 1 week residential teaching blocks, supported by a home-based placement and Placement Supervisor.  It is validated by The University of Manchester and run in partnership with Youth for Christ / Urban Saints and Scripture Union.

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Cliff College

Cliff College ~ DipHE:  Youth Mission and Ministry

Delivered by Cliff College, this part-time two year course focussed on tweenagers to young adults is taught through five 1 week residential teaching blocks, supported by a home-based placement and Placement Supervisor. It is validated by The University of Manchester and run in partnership with Youth for Christ / Urban Saints and Scripture Union.

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Cliff College

Cliff College ~ MA in Mission (Children, Youth, Children and Youth)

The flexible MA in Mission course seeks to provide students with the theological and missiological tools to understand, evaluate and engage in youth ministry and youth work from a faith perspective. Cliff College offers 3 streams in its taught MA programme (Children, Youth, Children & Youth), and students are encouraged to build up their own specialist Masters course. Teaching units requiring 1 week attendance. This Level 7 course is validated by The University of Manchester.

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Cliff College

Cliff College ~ MPhil / PhD in Missiology

Cliff College provides research opportunities for Youth Ministry research at MPhil (Level 7) and PhD (Level 8) levels, and several candidates are currently exploring research in this field. The newly launched PhD in Missiology also offers a part taught, part research method of Level 8 research. All research degrees are validated by The University of Manchester

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

CYM ~ BA (Hons) Theology, Ministry and Mission

Delivered by CYM at regional centres across England - Bristol, Cambridge, and Nottingham.  Full-time three year course (part time options) combining academic study and learning in placement to develop Christian reflective practitioners.  Successful completion will include CYM Associate status (CYM Professional and Ministerial Endorsement)

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

CYM ~ BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology

Three year full-time or part-time equivalent degree course validated by the university of Gloucestershire and incorporating professional validation (JNC); combining teaching days at the regional centre and learning in a professional practice agency (a church or faith based organisation).

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

CYM ~ CertHE Theology, Ministry and Mission

An exciting new development for those alreay employed and seeking part-time training, commencing a three points through the year

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

CYM ~ MA Professional Practice and Practical Theology

This Masters qualification includes named pathways in Chaplaincy Work, Leadership and Mission, Spirituality and Wellbeing.  Delivered by the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM) through block teaching weeks, seminars and distance learning materials.  Part-time three year course with September and March start dates.  Successful completion includes CYM Associate status (CYM Professional and Ministerial Endorsement)

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

CYM ~ MA Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology

Delivered by the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM) through block teaching weeks, seminars and distance learning materials.  Part-time three year course with September and March start dates

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Durham University

Durham ~ MA Community and Youth Work

This programme provides an exciting opportunity to develop a professional qualification and postgraduate degree at a leading university, taught by leading academics and researchers in this field. The programme includes two placements, one of which can be in your existing place of employment if suitable. Teaching is organised on one day per week for part time students to enable them to do the programme through day release from their work. The programme attracts a broad range of UK and international students, adding to the quality and diversity of the learning experience. There is an opportunity to explore your faith and its relationship to your practice throughout the programme, including group work on faith-related practice and the possibility of doing a dissertation on a related topic supervised by staff who are actively researching in this field.

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Durham University

Durham ~ MA Managing Community Practice

This programme provides an exciting opportunity for those wishing to further develop their career through a postgraduate degree at a leading university, taught by leading academics and researchers in this field. The programme is taught alongside the MA Community and Youth Work, and attracts a broad range of UK and international students, adding to the quality and diversity of the learning experience. There is an opportunity to explore your faith and its relationship to your practice throughout the programme, including group work on faith-related practice, optional modules in practical theology from Cranmer Hall, and the possibility of doing a dissertation on a related topic supervised by staff who are actively researching in this field.

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Durham University

Durham ~ MA Managing Youth Work Practice

This programme provides an exciting opportunity for those wishing to further develop their career through a postgraduate degree at a leading university, taught by leading academics and researchers in this field. The programme is taught alongside the MA Community and Youth Work, and attracts a broad range of UK and international students, adding to the quality and diversity of the learning experience. There is an opportunity to explore your faith and its relationship to your practice throughout the programme, including group work on faith-related practice, optional modules in practical theology from Cranmer Hall, and the possibility of doing a dissertation on a related topic supervised by staff who are actively researching in this field.

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schoolswork.co.uk

Enable: Schools Work

This Level 3 part-time course is the UK’s first ever stand alone qualification for Christian work in schools and colleges. It is about strengthening your relationships in schools with a nationally recognised accredited training course.

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

Engage: Youth Ministry

This Level 3 Certificate is recognised as conveying the Youth Support Worker Level 3 recognition.
The course involves 6 day conferences, distance learning, reflective supervision and learning by doing!
Validated by the National Open College Network

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University of Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire ~ BA (Hons) Youth Work

A three year full-time university based course with the opportunity to be placed in a church or faith-based placement

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University of Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire ~ FdA Youth Practice

The course is designed to give you a grounding in the basics - the important things, such as how to relate to young people, how to organise activities with them and to maximise their potential in a safe and professional manner. You can choose to take this two year course in its’ own right or if you wish, you can potentially transfer to the third year of BA (Hons) Youth Work if you want to become a professional youth worker, in whatever setting, including faith based.

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Hope UK

Hope UK ~ Young People, Drugs and the Role of the Youth Worker

Hope UK’s ‘Young People, Drugs and the Role of the Youth Worker’ course helps youth workers incorporate drug and alcohol education into their work with young people.  The course is a portfolio-based programme accredited with the Open College Network at level 3 and takes place over 2 days

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Isle of Wight Youth for Christ

Isle of Wight Youth for Christ YTP Scheme

Isle Of Wight YFC manage various youthwork projects on the island. They are currently growing the work quite significantly and are looking to recruit more placement based degree students onto their YTP scheme this September. This scheme was set up to enable local churches or groups of churches to get a 20hr/wk youthworker who is supported and mentored by YFC on the island. The student studies for a placement based Hons. degree at Moorlands one day a week, receives £2300 towards their college fees each year, and lives with a host family who supply meals and accomodation. It is an excellent, succesful scheme that already has three students currently in training (one second year student and two first years). We are recruiting now ! Email for an application pack now.
For details of the degree course, see the Moorlands College entry

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London School of Theology

LST ~ BA Honours Theology

The church needs Christians who have thought through the implications of their faith and can relate it incisively, relevantly and practically to society. The LST Theology programme is academically rigorous but also addresses the changing cultural and intellectual climate. It is a dynamic and innovative programme that does not neglect key foundational principles of an evangelical faith.

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London School of Theology

LST ~ BA Honours Theology and Counselling

LST has a vision to see Christian counsellors who are both theologically articulate and professionally trained and this need is met through our integrated theology and counselling programme.
The college is privileged to be the only institution in the United Kingdom offering this unique course called ‘Theology and Counselling’, a joint-honours degree programme combining studies in Theology and training in Counselling. The conviction behind our vision for the course is that Christian counselling needs to be solidly based on the Bible and theology - and vice versa - that our understanding of the Bible and of theology deepens as we become equipped, as interpreters, with the insights that counselling gives.

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London School of Theology

LST ~ BA Honours Theology, Music & Worship

LST offers two integrated undergraduate honours degree programmes - the only ones of their kind in Europe. As well as a substantial core programme of theological studies they offer a wide range of music and worship modules – including a Youth & Worship intensive which has lecturers from Soul Survivor.
We believe in pursuing excellence in music and that students should undertake to achieve the highest
attainable level as appropriate to their starting point. We are committed to equipping confident, theologically aware and spiritually attuned worship designers, facilitators, music directors and leaders of music worship, to serve effectively in the local church and elsewhere, and to train and release others in ministry.

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Moorlands College

Moorlands ~ BA (Hons) Applied Theology (Youth and Community work)

A three-year degree programme that can be studied at Moorlands College Christchurch (either Campus-Based or Placement-Based) or Moorlands Midlands (from Sep15 subject to validation), learning through excellently taught modules and varied practical experience.  Award includes JNC professional qualification

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Moorlands College

Moorlands ~ BA (Hons) in Applied Theology

A three-year degree programme that can be studied at Moorlands College Christchurch (either Campus-Based or Placement-Based), Moorlands South-West (Torquay) or Moorlands Midlands (Selly Oak), learning through a variety of excellent teaching and hands on practical experience, focusing your study on an area of your choice; Missional Leadership Studies, Youth Ministry (Moorlands South West), Children and Schools Work Studies, Community and Family Studies, or Cross Cultural Studies (Christchurch or Midlands).

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Moorlands College

Moorlands ~ MA in Applied Theology

A part-time MA that is delivered in a flexible, relevant way with emphasis on action learning groups and peer study. Allowing you support and growth in your ministry with options to study Christian Leadership, Apologetics, Chaplaincy, Mentoring or Family, Children and Community Work.

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Moorlands College

Moorlands ~ MA in Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work)

A part-time MA which is delivered in a flexible, relevant way, engaging with your peers whilst studying an area of your passion, leading to a JNC Professional Qualification

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Nazarene Theological College, Manchester

Nazarene ~ BA Honours in Theology: Youth Work and Ministry

A three years full-time honours degree course with flexible part-time options and placements across the North West of England

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Nazarene Theological College, Manchester

Nazarene ~ BA Honours Practical Theology: Mission and Ministry

A three year full-time course, with part-time options, for those wanting to train for various ministries in the North West of England

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Nazarene Theological College, Manchester

Nazarene ~ MA in Theology

To challenge, resource and inspire those involved in ministry, missions, or teaching. Academic validation through University of Manchester. Part-time and full-time options in the following pathways:
• Urban Studies
• Compassionate Ministry and Humanitarian/Development Practices
• Christian Engagement with Islam
• Aspects of Christian Holiness
• Mission Studies
• Wesley Studies

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Newman University College

Newman ~ BA Youth and Community Work

Full and part-time courses for general youth & community workers.  Optional pathway in a practice-based setting. These include faith settings (Muslim and Christian), sports coaching settings, schools or other educational settings and advice or counselling settings.  Newman offers you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience of the policies, best practice and skills required to develop yourself both personally and professionally. The course is taught by a team of experienced and enthusiastic tutors that have an excellent reputation for supporting students and established strong partnerships with local employers. You will also benefit from mixing with students from a variety of backgrounds and prior learning experiences.

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Newman University College

Newman ~ MA Youth and Community Work

Full-time or part-time opportunity to study in Birmingham and including faith-based youth work opportunities

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Oak Hill Theological College

Oak Hill ~ FdA in Theology (Children’s and Youth Ministry stream)

Full-time or part-time Foundation degree with a specialism in theology and praxis for Children’s and Youth ministry delivered by Oak Hill College, North London.  Students can progress from the Foundation degree to the BA (Hons) in Theological and Pastoral Studies

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Oasis College of Higher Education

Oasis College ~ BA (Hons) Youth Work and Theology

A full-time three year honours degree course delivered at Oasis College in London combining college learning and placement-based experience.  Award includes JNC professionally qualifying status

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Oasis College of Higher Education

Oasis College ~ Graduate Diploma in Youth Work and Ministry

Delivered in London at Oasis College for those who already have a Level 5 or higher qualification or equivalent experience

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Oasis College of Higher Education

Oasis College ~ MA in Youth Ministry

A one year full-time / three year part-time Masters programme honours degree taught in London by Oasis College

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Oasis College of Higher Education

Oasis College ~ University Foundation Diploma in Supporting People

This is a level 3 qualification, validated by the University at 60 Credits. It is comprised of 4 courses/modules:
• Working with children, young people and families
• Youth work practice
• Mentoring through intentional relationships
• Developing effective work with groups of young people
Sucessful completion of 2 modules leads to the Certificate, and 4 modules to the University Foundation Diploma in Youth Work

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Redcliffe College

Redcliffe College ~ BA Honours Aplied Theology in Intercultural Contexts

Redcliffe’s courses in Applied Theology in Intercultuiral Contexts equip you to serve God in a wide variety of contexts. You’ll live and study in a vibrant international community and can use your placement opportunities to work with children and young people, particularly in cross-cultural settings. Choose from the one-year Certificate, two-year Diploma or three-year BA(Hons) courses, with part-time study options.  Those with previous qualifications may be able to start at level 5 (2nd year) or level 6 (3rd year) entry.

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Regents Theological College

Regents Theological College ~ BA (Hons) Applied Theology (Youth Ministry track)

This is a three year programme, combining theological study with youth ministry study and practice. The Youth Track aims to (1) enhance biblical/theological knowledge of the students, (2) enable them to practically minister in a youth specific context, and (3) ground these from an increasingly developing walk with God. Core theological modules are studied, as well as some youth specific ones and students also attend a youth work placement. There are also various opportunities to assist with S4G’s work, including volunteering at their national youth conference, the Gathering.

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Regents Theological College

Regents Theological College ~ CertHE in Applied Theology and Youth Ministry (Rise Up!)

The Rise Up programme is a dynamic 9 month course delivered by Serious4God and Regents Theological College at its outstanding base in Malvern, Worcestershire. Our training centre offers some of the greatest surroundings for your learning and you will be standing shoulder to shoulder with a vibrant community of people passionate to make a difference. The course blends key areas of learning with experience. It will challenge and stretch you – it will push and stir you - you will have an incredible opportunity to grow. This full-time programme will be taught by gifted teachers, mentors and practitioners with placement settings providing dynamic opportunities to put your learning into practise. You will get involved in real transformational community projects

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Regents Theological College

Regents Theological College ~ School of Ministry

A one year course in Christian ministry, which can act as a form of access into Regents’ Higher Education courses

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Reign Ministries

Reign Ministries ~ BA (Hons) Theology and Mission

Our team is passionate about, “young people reaching young people” so if this strikes a cord come check us out.  Reign Ministries helps facilitate this course as part of Springdale College Together in Mission

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Springdale College (Together in Mission)

Springdale ~ BA (Hons) Theology and Mission

The course combines theological and biblical study with a mission emphasis and practical youth work experience. You will gain an understanding of Christian missional theology and explore the foundations of Christian belief, practice and missional ministry within your chosen placement or training context.  Throughout the degree you will undertake study at your local Campus, whilst engaging in a range of placement activities, designed to develop your skills in youth mission and ministry.

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Springdale College (Together in Mission)

Springdale ~ MA in Missional Leadership

Build on your existing leadership experience to develop mission shaped ministries in your community. Our MA is a three year part time degree which will help you to be a better missional leader. Check out our website for more information and to find your local learning centre.

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Springdale College (Together in Mission)

Springdale ~ MA Missional Leadership

Build on your existing leadership experience to develop mission shaped ministries in your community. Our MA is a three year part time degree aimed at developing your missional thinking and practise in your specific ministry context. The course covers such areas as gospel and culture, missional communities, leadership skills, spiritual formation, and church planting. Visit our website to find the learning centre nearest to you.

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St Mary’s University

St Mary’s ~ Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry & School Chaplaincy

This well established and highly regarded programme is mainly delivered by distance learning. There is a pattern of online tutorials and seminars, supported by on-site study days which take place each term. This distinctive programme offers a practical perspective on the central aspects of youth ministry and school chaplaincy, enabling practitioners to reflect on their work and develop key skills within a pastoral context.
Developed in collaboration with CYMFed (the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation), our programme combines academic study with practical and vocational experience. Students on the course will be actively working with young people (full or part time) and will acquire a range of transferrable skills together with reflective practice on their work. Areas of focus include culture, policy and legislation and human development. The use of scripture will be explored alongside Church teaching, catechesis and tradition.

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St Mellitus College

St Mellitus ~ BA Hons in Theology and Youth Ministry

St Mellitus College offers a degree in Theology and Youth Ministry in partnership with XLP, Soul Survivor and New Wine. It is a three year full-time context based course, integrating theology with a practical youth ministry placement, spending half of the time in each. All the training is delivered at St Mellitus’ west London teaching venue in Earl’s Court.

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Staffordshire University

Staffordshire ~ MA in Youth and Community Work

Part-time course based in Stoke-on-Trent for those who have the JNC Professional Grade and are looking to extend their skills and academic ability.  Opportunities for faith-based placements

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South West Youth Ministries

SWYM ~ BA (Hons) Applied Theology (Youth Ministry pathway)

Students can now access the Moorlands College BA in Applied Theology through SWYM (Moorlands South West ~ Moorlands College’s campus now based at Brunel Manor, Torquay (subject to validation)).  Students will be placed in a church or inter-church project somewhere in the south-west of England and will then attend training blocks to receive training plus on the ground support through SWYM

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South West Youth Ministries

SWYM ~ BA (Hons) in Applied Theology (Children and Schools pathway)

Students can now access the Moorlands College BA in Applied Theology through SWYM (Moorlands South West ~ Moorlands College’s campus now based at Brunel Manor, Torquay (subject to validation)).  Students will be placed in a church or inter-church project somewhere in the south-west of England and will then attend training blocks to receive training plus on the ground support through SWYM

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South West Youth Ministries

SWYM ~ BA (Hons) in Applied Theology (Community and families pathway)

Students can now access the Moorlands College BA in Applied Theology through SWYM (Moorlands South West ~ Moorlands College’s campus now based at Brunel Manor, Torquay (subject to validation)).  Students will be placed in a church or inter-church project somewhere in the south-west of England and will then attend training blocks to receive training plus on the ground support through SWYM

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South West Youth Ministries

SWYM ~ Be Transformed (Youth)

Gap year in discipleship and practical youth ministry. The course includes the CYM Engage! Course. Be Transformed is a great opportunity to explore if youth ministry is something that God is calling you into in the long term. The course acts as a gateway therefore into further training in youth ministry. Students will be placed with a youth ministry project within the South West of England, on a full-time basis, which will enable them to implement and develop their learning and skills.

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South West Youth Ministries

SWYM ~ Youth Work Academy

An advanced youth work training programme, designed to take youth workers further in their knowledge and skills in youth ministry in a vocational setting.  The programme encompasses personal and spiritual development, advanced practical youth work skills, in-depth bible teaching and ministry training.
SWYM are not only delivering In-House Units, but have also partnered with CYM to deliver more specialised youth work practice units.
Students will be placed with a youth ministry project within the South West of England ,on a full-time basis, which will enable them to implement and develop their learning and skills.

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The Light Project

The Light Project ~ FdA Theology and Evangelism

A 3 year part time Distance Learning, or 2 year full time course in Chester.  The FdA is academically challenging and faith affirming. It combines university lectures with hands on mission experience, giving students the knowledge and skills necessary for church jobs, ministerial careers, community work or further academic study at Bachelor or Master’s level. 

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YMCA George Williams College

YMCA College ~ Certificate in Global Youth Work

Developed in partnership with YCare International - this course is designed to take youth and community practitioners on a journey. Firstly by learning about global issues and globalisation, then by helping you to see the impact of these issues on your own local communities and the young people you work with. Finally by opening up debates about global youth work, helping you to question Global Youth Work’s practice and principles and to critically reflect on its benefits and outcomes for young people

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YMCA George Williams College

YMCA College ~ Certificate in Supervision Studies

The Certificate in Supervision Studies offers an opportunity to those who are currently supervising students, staff, volunteers, or other practitioners regularly to deepen their understanding and develop their capacities as supervisors.

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YMCA George Williams College

YMCA ~ BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Learning and Development (+two other courses)

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Learning and Development
BA (Hons) Education and Learning (Youth Work and Community Learning and Development)
BA (Hons) Social Pedagogy (Youth Work and Community Learning and Development)

These innovative programmes explore the processes and thinking involved in animating, facilitating and deepening learning and development both with young people and adults. If you are interested in education and learning in their broadest senses, want a highly respected professional qualification, and are keen to mix rigorous academic study with reflective practice, one of these programmes may be for you. The ways of thinking and acting involved are highly transferable to a wide range of careers – but have special relevance for those committed to developing and extending the range and depth of learning experiences within young people and in local communities.

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YMCA George Williams College

YMCA ~ PGDip / MA Youth Work and Community Learning and Development

These exciting advanced programmes of study respond to the demands of the field and our undergraduate alumni to produce an enhanced current and critical exploration of youth work and community learning and development practice. If you are interested in developing critically reflective responses to a range of education and learning challenges, are keen to mix rigorous academic study with reflective practice and (for the qualifying route) are looking for professional qualification, then this programme may be the one for you. The programmes will have particular relevance for those looking to enhance their leadership and managerial profile within the field, agencies and extend the depth and breadth of their learning experiences with young people and in local communities.

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Youthlink NI

Youthlink NI ~ Training for Youth Work

Managed by Youthlink: Northern Ireland. The inter-church youth service - Church of Ireland, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic Churches, and the Quakers.

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