Christian Youth Work Training

Training with qualifications: JNC Professional Qualifying Courses (Levels 6 & 7)

Courses recognised as carrying Professional Grade status in youth work. From September 2010 you can only qualify if you gain an undergraduate Honours Degree (Level 6) or a Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7). There are different validating bodies in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, but they all recognise each other's qualifications. See additional notes.
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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 ~ MA Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology

The MA in Youth and Community Work and Practical Theology incorporates a JNC professional youth work qualification through endorsement by the National Youth Agency.  This is achieved at postgraduate diploma level which takes two years part time and includes two four day study blocks a year with optional study days and the support of a practice tutor to help you complete your JNC portfolio. This course is ideal for those who are graduates in another discipline and or who have moved into youth work from another profession. The completion of a dissertation leads to the MA. This course is eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

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Isle of Wight Youth for Christ YTP Scheme

Isle Of Wight YFC are looking to recruit more placement based degree students onto their YTP scheme next September.
Gain 20hrsyouthwork experience each week, based in a placement church who will support and encourage you as well as stretch you and give you lots of youth ministry opportunities.
Work with an experienced, helpful and passionate Youth For Christ team on a wide range of projects from small group work to island wide projects.
Receive £2300 each year towards your college fees and an additional £800 towards your travel expenses…plus free accommodation and meals!
Live on a beautiful Island!
Earn a JNC accredited degree in Applied Theology (Youth & Community Work) at Moorlands College.
For details of the degree course, see the Moorlands College entry: BA Honours Applied Theology (Youth & Community Work)

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Moorlands College ~ 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), the Midlands Regional Centre in Birmingham, or at the Moorlands South East Regional Centre in Brentwood*.  Learning takes place through immersive taught modules and varied practical experience, fusing biblical depth with robust youth work theory.  Award includes JNC professional qualification

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Nazarene ~ BA (Hons) Theology (Youth and Community)

One of the unique features of this pathway is that students will gain professional recognition with both the National Youth Agency (JNC) and Community and Learning Development Council for Scotland (CLD).  The practice-based BA (Hons) in Theology (Youth and Community) pathway at Nazarene Theological College equips and prepares Christian youth and community workers for employment in a range of ministries and contexts. The course recognises that it is important for Christians involved in youth and community work to be:
Theologically astute. Exploring our understanding who God is – God’s priorities, values and purposes – to guide us in the work we do
Contextually aware. Understanding how the world is changing and how people’s thinking is shaped by the world they inhabit
Competent in practice. Acquiring the particular skills required in working with people, including listening, group work and evaluation

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