Christian Youth Work Training

Training with qualifications: Higher Education (Levels 4 - 7)

Courses validated by universities. Level 4 is a Certificate in Higher Education and equivalent to completing the first year of an undergraduate degree. Level 5 is a Diploma in Higher Education or Foundation Degree and equivalent to completing the first two years of an undergraduate degree. Level 6 is an Ordinary or Honours Degree and Level 7 is a Masters Degree. See additional notes.
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Ridley London Online ~ Cert HE Theology, Ministry and Mission

Students looking for a solid foundation in ministry and mission and/or studying through partner agencies may undertake the CertHE either full-time over one year, or part-time over two. Many students on this route choose to progress to the BA as self-funded students.

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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.

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St Mellitus ~ BA (Hons) Theology and Youth Ministry

St Mellitus College offers a degree in Theology and Youth Ministry in partnership with a variety of organisations and churches that provide student placements for duration of the programme. It is a three-year full-time context-based programme, integrating theology with practical youth ministry experience in placement. Each week students split their time between teaching at St Mellitus’ London centre in Earl’s Court, private study and placement work meaning they are bringing together their academic study and practical experience from the outset and throughout their studies. The degree is validated by Middlesex University.

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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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SWYM ~ Children, Families and Communities pathway (within the Moorlands BA (Hons) Applied Theology)

This pathway explores the interaction between ethical, sociological and psychological theories and theological perspectives in relation to working with children, families and local communities.
Drawing on Biblical perspectives, the course critically examines intergenerational ministry, how families relate, parenting, issues around divorce, and just about everything to do with working alongside families in the context of their community. The course will also encourage you to understand your God-given gifts and abilities in this field, and equip you for ministry.

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