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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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University of Chester

Church College’s Certificate in Christian Youth Work

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 allows progression onto 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 ~ BA (Hons) Contextual Ministry and Practical Theology

A ‘progression award’ for those studying the FdA in Pioneer Ministry. This award is also available for those with an FdA or DipHE in an appropriate field. Studying over one or two years alongside students on CYMs other degrees you will have the opportunity to engage in further theological and professional study and undertake a research or library based dissertation into an appropriate topic.

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission

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

Three year full-time or part-time equivalent degree course validated by the university of Staffordshire and incorporating professional validation (JNC); taught at four regional centres around the UK - Bristol Bible College, Ridley Hall Cambridge, St. Johns Nottingham (Midlands) and CMS Oxford - 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 ~ BA Hons Children and Family Work and Practical Theology

Delivered by the Centre for Youth Ministry at four regional centres across England - Bristol, Cambridge, Midlands (Nottingham) and Oxford.
Fulltime three year course (part time options) combining academic study and learning (including playwork skills) in placement to develop reflective practitioners.

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission

CYM ~ BA Hons School, Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology

Delivered by the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM) in four regional centres across England - Bristol, Cambridge, Midlands (Nottingham) and Oxford
Three year full-time course combining academic study and learning in placements

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission

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); taught at five regional centres around the UK - Bristol Bible College, Ridley Hall Cambridge, Belfast Bible College (Ireland), St. Johns Nottingham (Midlands) and CMS Oxford - 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 ~ FdA Community Based Pioneer Ministry

The FdA in Community Based Pioneer Ministry offers students to opportunity to gain skills in community based pioneer ministry which we expect to be transferable into a range of contexts.  Students will be based in a range of practice contexts, predominantly churches and community projects.  This route does not form a pathway for ordanation training however, by the end of the course we expect students to be able to initiate an expression of pioneer ministry themselves..

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission

CYM ~ MA Professional Practice and Practical Theology

This Masters qualification includes named awards 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

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Institute for Children, Youth and Mission

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

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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International Christian College, Glasgow

ICC Glasgow ~ BA (Hons) Theology with Children’s Ministry

Taking children seriously!
This specialism was created in response to a clear need for workers among children, in particular children at risk, to be well-grounded in both theological and practical skills, and to know how to pace themselves in this demanding ministry so as not to burn out. Besides theological, biblical, historical and cross-cultural studies students take specific courses on different aspects of children’s ministry, in particular ministry to the many children at risk around the world

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International Christian College, Glasgow

ICC Glasgow ~ BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology

This programme helps students not only think about developing young people and communities, but also to think theologically about wider society. It is carefully tailored to deliver a blend of specialist knowledge and skills training, along with extensive opportunities for putting them into practice through paid placements undertaken for the duration of the programme

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International Christian College, Glasgow

ICC Glasgow ~ MTh Community Learning & Development with Applied Theology

A professional study programme for practitioners facing the question of how to engage better with the communities they seek to serve. The diverse field of Community Learning and Development (which in Scotland includes Youth Work, Adult Education, and Community Work) offers an approach to Christian outreach and discipleship which can enhance engagement with community.  This programme for practitioners explores the principles of community learning and development, allowing students to reflect on and critique these principles theologically

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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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Kings College London

Kings ~ MA Youth Ministry

The MA Youth Ministry is a unique combination of academic and vocational focus, and can be taken independently or accredited to an ordination training programme. The Modular structure provides unrivalled range of programme content. It is team-taught across two departments. The programme exemplifies the King’s tradition of excellence in both research and professional training.

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London School of Theology

LST ~ BA Honours Theology

Three year full-time (part-time options) for those who want to think through their faith and apply it to life

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London School of Theology

LST ~ BA Honours Theology and Counselling

A range of integrated theology and counselling programmes, run in partnership with CWR

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London School of Theology

LST ~ BA Honours Theology, Music & Worship

Developed with the Music and Worship Foundation, an Honours Degree course for those who wish to combine music and youth work

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Moorlands College

Moorlands ~ BA Applied Theology (Youth and Community work)

A three-year degree programme that can be taken as either Campus Based or Placement Based, learning through excellently taught modules and varied practical experience.  Award includes JNC professional qualification

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Moorlands College

Moorlands ~ BA Honours in Applied Theology

A three-year degree programme that can be taken as either campus-based or placement-based, learning through a variety of excellent teaching and hands on practical experience, focusing your study on an area of your choice; Missional Leadership Studies, Children and Schools Work Studies, Community and Family Studies, or Cross Cultural Studies.

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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, Preaching 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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Newman University College

Newman ~ BA Youth and Community Work

Full and part-time courses for general youth & community workers including opportunities in faith-based youth work

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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)

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 Ministry

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)

Youth Ministry Track is for those with a passion for youth work within or outside the local church

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Regents Theological College

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

This one year programme is for those who wish to take just a year to study on our Youth Ministry track.  The course blends key areas of learning with experience.  It will challenge and stretch you and you will have an incredible opportunity to grow

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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.

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Springdale College (Together in Mission)

Springdale ~ BA (Hons) Theology and Mission

Our BA (Hons) in Theology and Mission explores cutting edge missional thinking while you are engaged in mission and ministry. The BA is designed to help you engage in God’s Mission to reclaim young people to a renewed and highly relevant view of the church and their place in it. You can spend a third of your course on a placement of your choice and we help students to understand how to interpret youth culture in order to make the gospel relevant to youth.

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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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St Mary’s University College Twickenham

St Mary’s ~ Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry

The programme combines academic study with vocational experience and has been developed in partnership with St Mary’s University College and CYMFED (Catholic Youth Ministry Federation). It provides the opportunity for students to explore youth ministry, focusing on culture, policy and legislation and human development.  The use of scripture will be explored alongside Church teaching, catechesis and tradition. Students will acquire a range of transferable skills and develop these together with reflective practice on their work.

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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) in Applied Theology (Children and Schools pathway)

Students can now access the Moorlands College BA in Applied Theology through SWYM (Moorlands South West ~ the college’s new campus based at Hill House Christian Centre in Bridgewater).  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 ~ the college’s new campus based at Hill House Christian Centre in Bridgewater).  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 Honours Applied Theology (Youth Ministry pathway)

Students can now access the Moorlands College BA in Applied Theology through SWYM (Moorlands South West ~ the college’s new campus based at Hill House Christian Centre in Bridgwater).  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 ICYM 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 (three degree programmes)

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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