Christian Youth Work Training

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

Course link:
Exit awards:
BA (Hons) Practical Theology (with specialist pathways: Community Youth Work; Children and Family Ministry; Chaplaincy with Children and Young People; Community Ministry)
Academic validation:
Newman University
Professional validation:
JNC Professional Youth Work qualification for the Community Youth Work pathway
Mode and duration:
Full-time, 3 year course; Part-time 4 - 5 year course
Teaching takes place 2 days per fortnight. All teaching is based at the Trent Vineyard campus in Nottingham
£7840 pa, eligible for Student Loan funding
Entry requirements:
Candidates will usually have achieved 100 hours of youth work over the past 2 years. Three references will be taken (personal, employers, and experience in youth work) and a current DBS 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
Exit possibilities:
This course will enable you to become an experienced and qualified reflective practitioner in work or ministry with children, young people, their families and wider communities. Graduates typically move on to roles such as a church youth worker, a children’s work project manager, school chaplain or community worker in the voluntary or statutory sector. Some students progress to seek accredited or ordained denominational ministry recognition

UCAS Course Code = V690
Institution Code = N36

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

Covid 19 Notes:

CYM is offering a blended approach of online learning and in person when possible, while COVID restrictions remain.


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Jacqui Brown (Administration)
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CYM’s mission is to equip people for Christian mission and ministry with children, young people, and in the community.  As the only independent and specialist college in this field in the UK, we do this by offering a number of degree courses and short training courses. We are also the only Christian college delivering the professional youth work qualification (the ‘JNC’) through postgraduate study.

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