Christian Youth Work Training

CYM ~ BA (Hons) Practical Theology (with specialist pathways including JNC option)

Course link:
Exit awards:
BA (Hons) Practical Theology
Academic validation:
Newman University
Professional validation:
JNC Professional Grade Youth Work for the Youth & Community Work pathway
Mode and duration:
Full-time, 3 year course; Part-time 4 - 6 years
CYM Leicester; CYM at Youth Link NI for advanced entry to levels 5 or 6
£7250 pa, eligible for Student Loan funding
Entry requirements:
Candidates will usually have achieved 400 hours of youth work over the past 2 years. Three references will be taken (personal, employers, and experience in youth work) and a current CRB enhanced disclosure, Access NI or ISA Registration is required to enrol. Academic entry requirements are 120 UCAS points, an appropriate access qualification or evidence of equivalent prior learning (details available from CYM Student Services.)
Exit possibilities:
This course will enable you to become an experienced and qualified reflective practitioner in Youth Work and ministry for roles as, a church youth worker, a youth worker or manager in the voluntary or statutory sector, an accredited denominational youth ministry specialist

For more information on these courses, please contact the appropriate CYM Centre:
Midlands CYM
0115 968 3222
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CYM Ireland
0289 032 3217
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UCAS course codes = V692 S72 Campus name St John’s College Nottingham or Youth Link Belfast

This is a course from Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

Covid 19 Notes:

CYM are waiting until July announcements before making a final decision about the way we will start teaching in the Autumn. We anticipate that delivery will take place face to face in Leicester with timetable adjustments to limit the number of students in the centre at one time. Additional learning activities will take place online.


St Martin’s House
7 Peacock Lane

0115 968 3222
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Now in its 21st year of delivering validated training for people involved in work and ministry with children, young people and communities, CYM staff have published many of the core textbooks used by other colleges. We are also the only Christian college delivering the professional youth work qualification (the ‘JNC’) through postgraduate study.

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