Christian Youth Work Training

Training for work with children

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Moorlands ~ Engaging with Applied Theology

This is an NCFE validated course, which is delivered by Moorlands College.  It is a customized award equivalent to Level 3.
Organisations can apply to the college to deliver the award for their learners
The Mandatory Units are:
1 Introduction to Applied Theology (30 GLH)
2 Bible Overview (30 GLH)
3 Mission and Ministry (40 GLH)
5 Personal and Professional Development (50 GLH)
The optional units are
4 Working with young People (30 GLH)
6 Working with Schools (30 GLH)
7 Working with Children (30 GLH)
8 Pastoral Care and Listening Skills (30 GLH)
(GLH = guided learning hours)
Learners need to take the four mandatory units and one optional unit in order to achieve the award.  There are usually around 3 tasks to be completed and submitted online for each unit.

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Open the Book Initial Training

Initial Training to become a Bible storyteller in schools
led by Brighton and Hove City Mission Schools Team

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Ridley Hall ~ CertHE, DipHE, BA (Hons) Theology, Ministry and Mission

Building on Ridley Hall’s 20 years experience of training children, youth and families workers for ministry in and beyond the church, we continue to offer practice based, degree level training, for all those called to work with children, families and young people as part of The Common Awards suite of degrees.  The Common Awards suite of degrees in Theology, Ministry and Mission is recognised by the church as preparation for professional ministry and mission within churches and to the world.  The degree is validated by Durham University and offered at Ridley Hall as part of an ecumenical federation of theological training colleges.  Our children, families and youth ministry students are an exciting mix of Anglicans, Pentecostals, Free Church, Baptists, Methodists and more!

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St Padarn’s ~ MA in Theology, Mission & Ministry (pathway Children, Youth & Families)

The delivery method for this pathway concentrates all teaching into three intensive blocks (Monday to Wednesday) a year for two years.  It has been designed specifically to meet the needs of those working with families, young people and children.  In the standard programme, students will study three modules a year for two years, followed by a year of dissertation writing.  Residentials take place at our site in Cardiff, where there is purpose built modern ensuite accommodation, catering, teaching rooms, common room and chapel.
Teaching team include Gary Smith (Message Trust), Lucy Moore (Messy Church), Yvonne Morris (Oxford diocese) Rachel Turner (Parenting for Faith), Mark Griffiths (St Padarns/New Wine), Chloe Richards (Alpha)

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