Training with qualifications
This is a standard PhD programme in which students may engage in research into any number of areas, including those relating to any aspect of ministry among children and young people. This is an opportunity to delve deeply into important aspects of ministry, and to provide a significant resource for others with similar concerns and commitments.
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The BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission on the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training prorgramme can be completed as a full degree (part-time); or a Certificate of Higher Education (six modules completed over one – two years); or the Diploma in Higher Education (12 modules over two (or three) years);
Some modules include practical weekends where you will visit different mission contexts and learn from them.
The certificate is accredited by Durham University through a partnership with Ripon College Cuddesdon.
There are three ways of completing the programme, each of which create a series of modules relevant for pioneer ministry, pioneer youth ministry or pioneer children and family work.
The BA (Hons) Professional Practice, Contextual Ministry and Practical Theology delivered by MCYM in Nottingham provides a flexible qualification for those wishing to train in mission and ministry in a range of contexts. Study three years full time or up to six years part time. Combining interactive and creative teaching days with challenge and inspiring practical work in a ministry context, the course is designed to support your growth and development in all areas of your life and ministry. Live where you are doing your ministry and travel to Nottingham for two days a fortnight in term time. We can help you find a suitable practice agency for you. Students can specialise in a chosen area, particularly chaplaincy or children and family work. This course is eligible for student loans.
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.
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.”