Christian Youth Work Training

Issue based and short courses

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Cliff College ~ Youth Minisry in a time of Pandemic

A brand-new Cliff College Online course led by John Hawksworth, YFC Local Ministries Senior Manager, together with colleagues from our partners Youth for Christ. The aim of the course is to reflect on this important ministry during the changed circumstances that we find ourselves in around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you have been involved in youth ministry for many years, or are just starting out, this six session online course will explore new ways of reaching, leading and discipling young people. It will give you the confidence to do what you are already doing, only better! Topics covered include: Leading in Crisis; Biblical Theology of Youth Work; Practical Theology of Youth Work; How to do it and how to reach them; Young People and Spirituality; What is the Good News for young people?

from Cliff College

Frontier Youth Trust

particularly focusing on Responding to Challenging Behaviour, Young People and Spirituality, Mission, Working with At Risk Young People, Youth Work Development, Youth Work Resources

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Hope UK ~ Young People, Drugs and the Role of the Youth Worker

Hope UK’s ‘Young People, Drugs and the Role of the Youth Worker’ course helps youth workers incorporate drug and alcohol education into their work with young people.  The course is a portfolio-based programme accredited with the Open College Network at level 3 and takes place over 2 days

from Hope UK

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Relationships & Sex Education

acet UK’s online comprehensive Esteem relationships and sex education (RSE) training course can be completed with or without accreditation.
Our RSE training course equips participants to:

Support young people in building self-esteem
Support young people in developing healthy relationships
Develop confidence in talking openly and sensitively about sexual health issues
Support young people to develop skills and resilience to deal with the influence and impact of modern technology on relationships and sex (including porn) 
Communicate to young people the importance of making healthy life choices about sex
Plan and deliver effective, fun and interactive sessions with young people
Apply best practice and recommended government policy guidelines

Once trained, participants will have the opportunity to become members of the Esteem network of educators giving them access to ALL our RSE resources, activities games and lesson plans.

Working with the Open College Network, acet UK can provide trainees on the accredited course with the opportunity to achieve an accredited level 4 award, ‘Teaching relationships and sex education’. This award is designed for new RSE educators to help support their development and demonstrate their capabilities in the field of RSE. Completion of this level 4 credit award requires learners to complete two small assignments based upon the Esteem training and is subject to a formal assessment. If you would like to find out more about this accredited award, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or get in contact via the contact form on the website.

Online training doesn’t mean it is completely virtual. To assist with your learning we post out a pack of physical resources to use during the training. The exact content may vary between each course but we aim to provide you with example objects and resources to help bring online learning to life. Some of the pack is made of physical resources you can buy in our online store and other bits are exclusives for the online training.
Technical requirements for learners to attend include needing a computer, a webcam, with access to Zoom, or a phone or tablet with the same capability. You can learn more about the free video conferencing software zoom and can sign up to, for free, at If you are a first-time user of Zoom, we encourage you to have a practice with the service before the course.

from acet UK

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Ridley London Online ~ Foundation Award Theology, Moinistry and Mission

The Foundation Award enables you to engage with two theological topics and a relevant ministry topic module, for those looking to sharpen their theological depth in their ministerial practice.

from Ridley Hall Cambridge