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Christian Youth Work Training

Training for work in schools

The following courses include learning for work carried out in schools and colleges. For further information on the academic levels see the additional notes.
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Aurora Children (Southwark)

Accredited by Sheffield Diocese, moderated by Ian White (former Senior Lecturer at Cliff College.)
Delivered at academic level 4, students can work towards a level 3 or level 4 certificate.

Students join a diverse mix of people from different churches and denominations, forming friendships that go beyond the course itself.

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Aurora Children and Youth (Future Youth (MES))

This training is part of the Future Youth year out opportunity for 18s-30s.
If you are interested in youth and children’s work as a career then this is a great opportunity to help mentor and support those skills with people who are invested in seeing you grow. Most of your time would be spent in ministry placements with the Aurora training running throughout the year. Future Youth is a strand of the Church of England’s Ministry Experience Scheme; placements are run through dioceses with opportunities across the UK. It is free to do with accommodation and expenses provided, this includes the Aurora training course.
Aurora is accredited by Sheffield Diocese, moderated by Ian White (former Senior Lecturer at Cliff College). Delivered at academic level 4, students can work towards a level 3 or level 4 certificate. The Future Youth Aurora is delivered online and in three residentials.
The year begins in September.
To find out more and register your interest please visit http://www.cofe.io/fy

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Aurora Youth and Children’s Ministry Training Logo

Aurora Youth (Southwark)

Accredited by Sheffield Diocese, moderated by Ian White (former Senior Lecturer at Cliff College.)
Delivered at academic level 4, students can work towards a level 3 or level 4 certificate.

Students join a diverse mix of people from different churches and denominations, forming friendships that go beyond the course itself.

Course content includes: What is Youth Ministry?, Young people today and their context, A church-wide responsibility, Ministry with young people, Relational discipleship & Spiritual formation, Informal education, Empowerment, Equal opportunities, Gifts and skills of a youth worker, Personal growth, support and pastoral care, Theology of the young person, Youth identity, Faith development, Needs of young people, Development theory and learning styles, Discipleship, evangelism, mission and worship, Creative arts, Mentoring, Detached work, Schools, Young people and mental health, Young people in the church, Social Media, Vocation, Programme planning, Sustainability, Planning for change in the church, Managing a team of volunteers, Legal: Child protection policies, safeguarding, risk assessment & insurance.

At the end of the course, we hold a Graduation Ceremony in Sheffield for all students to invite friends and families to celebrate their achievements. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE0DuX7NVMA)

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

The CYM BA Honours degree in Practical Theology allows you to develop your ministry and work with children, young people, families, and their communities in context. On our programmes you learn by doing, not just by sitting in a classroom. 

You will grow in your faith through theological study, and by being part of a worshipping community, and living out your relationship with God in practice. 

Your practical ministry skills will develop as you apply your knowledge of working with people and the communities in which they live. As you reflect on your work, your understanding and vision for ministry will expand, and you’ll gain greater clarity of the areas to which you feel called.

The first year of the BA course is designed to help you test and develop your calling; then, in years two and three, you will focus on one of our Specialist Pathways for the remainder of your course.

You have the option to attend teaching sessions in our Nottingham campus or entirely online, giving you the flexibility to learn in your community – wherever you are in the world.

In-person teaching takes place two days per fortnight in our campus at Trent Vineyard with the rest of your time split between private study and real-world learning in practice to gain the specialist pathway award *

The online option has a mix of scheduled group sessions and other individual work which you can schedule in your own time. This includes zoom lectures, seminars and group work activities, as well as pre-recorded teaching and other flexible activities to complete before attending your next group session.

Both in-person and online options also include 10-12 hours per week on average in a local church or community project in your area, giving you the flexibility to work round existing commitments and grow your skills in the community you currently serve, or discuss options for a new opportunity in a new area.

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CYM ~ MA Ministry and Mission (with specialist pathways including JNC option)

CYM’s MA in Mission and Ministry is ideal for those seeking qualification and accreditation while they are already working, or for those taking first steps into ministry. Students can also optionally specialise in their qualifications by choosing from one of four specialist pathways.

Postgraduate study in Mission and Ministry provides experienced workers and graduate entrants the opportunity to study alongside their ministry roles and gain a qualification that will sharpen their understanding and enhance their practice.

Developed in consultation with CYM graduates, employers, and practice specialists, this postgraduate qualification offers the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required for contemporary work with children and families, youth ministry, and chaplaincy roles in schools, hospitals, and other community contexts.

Integrating postgraduate level learning with CPD opportunities, the MA is a practical way to keep your professional knowledge and skills relevant and current. This course provides a unique approach to developing the theological thinking, reflective practice, and research skills needed to shape, lead, and develop transformational mission and ministry in context.

Specialist Pathways enable you to target your study and get a named award certificate for that pathway, please see below for more information. You can also study without a specialist pathway.

You have the option to attend teaching sessions in our Nottingham campus or entirely online, giving you the flexibility to learn in your community – wherever you are in the world.

In-person teaching usually takes place in two or three study blocks per year in our campus at Trent Vineyard with the rest of your time split between private study and real-world learning in practice to gain the specialist pathway award **

The online option has a mix of scheduled group sessions and other individual work which you can schedule in your own time. This includes zoom lectures, seminars and group work activites, as well as pre-recorded teaching and other flexible activities to complete before attending your next group session.

Both in-person and online options have the requirement for 480 hours of practice over the first two years, usually in a local church, school or other community project to demonstrate competence for the specialist pathway award.

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