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

Three year full-time or part-time equivalent degree course validated by Staffordshire University and incorporating professional validation (JNC) through the NYA (in England) or NSETS (in Ireland); combining term time teaching days at the regional centre (one day weekly in Ireland - Youthlink NI Belfast; two days fortnightly Midlands - St John’s Nottingham) and learning in a professional practice agency (a church or faith based organisation).  Each student has a practice tutor to work one to one with them to complete their practice portfolio and gain their professional qualification.  We can help you find a suitable practice agency where you would be based and engaged in youth work weekly.  You also have the opportunity to complete two shorter placements in contrasting settings to broaden your experience and enhance your employment potential.  Eligible for student loans.

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CYM ~ Equip (Youth Ministry & Youth Work Practice)

The Level 3 Certificate is recognised as conveying the Youth Support Worker Level 3 recognition.
The course involves 6/7 day conferences, distance learning, reflective supervision and learning by doing!
One student says “I enjoyed gaining a better insight into youth work. I loved the fact that the course gave a chance to apply our learning and learn things outside of the classroom. My knowledge has increased and my love for youth work has also increased.”

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CYM ~ Equip Children’s Ministry

Equip Children’s Ministry is for those working with children and their families within their community including church as a paid worker, volunteer, gap year student or young leader. The course will be taught at Level 3 by experienced CYM tutors. Learners will gain a Level 2 Certificate qualification with the potential to also gain a CYM Level 3.
Combining key understandings about the world of the child, their faith and spiritual journey, with the development of key skills relevant for children’s work and ministry, in addition, the role and responsibilities of children and families worker working in a church and/or wider community context are explored. Within these focal areas, learners are challenged to undertake Biblical and Theological reflection on ministry and work with children and their families.

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CYM ~ MA in Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

A blended learning, three year part-time course in chaplaincy with children and young people for potential, new and experienced chaplains.  This is taught in partnership with the Centre for Chaplaincy with Children and Young People based at St Johns College Nottingham.  This course includes two four day study blocks each year for the first two years.  The course draws on a range of experienced chaplains to deliver and support students including core CYM staff.  This course is eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

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CYM ~ MA Professional Practice and Practical Theology

The MA in Professional Practice and Practical Theology offers experienced workers and graduate entrants to professional ministry roles a qualification that will help sharpen their theological understanding and enhance their practice. Developed in consultation with CYM graduates, employers and practice specialists this postgraduate qualification offers the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required for contemporary Christian work with children and families, youth ministry and other ministry and mission contexts.  The course takes three years part time and includes two four day study blocks a year in the first two years. This course is eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

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