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Christian Youth Work Training

Training with qualifications: JNC Professional Qualifying Courses (Levels 6 & 7)

Courses recognised as carrying Professional Grade status in youth work. From September 2010 you can only qualify if you gain an undergraduate Honours Degree (Level 6) or a Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7). There are different validating bodies in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, but they all recognise each other's qualifications. See additional notes.
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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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Isle of Wight Youth for Christ YDP Scheme

Isle Of Wight YFC are looking to recruit more placement based degree students onto their YDP scheme next September.
Gain 20hrsyouthwork experience each week, based in a placement church who will support and encourage you as well as stretch you and give you lots of youth ministry opportunities.
Work with an experienced, helpful and passionate Youth For Christ team on a wide range of projects from small group work to island wide projects.
Receive £2300 each year towards your college fees and an additional £800 towards your travel expenses…plus free accommodation and meals!
Live on a beautiful Island!
Earn a JNC accredited degree in Applied Theology (Youth & Community Work) at Moorlands College.
For details of the degree course, see the Moorlands College entry: BA Honours Applied Theology (Youth & Community Work)

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Moorlands College ~ BA (Hons) Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work)

A three or four-year degree programme that can be studied at Moorlands College in Christchurch, Dorset, at the South-West Centre in Torquay, Devon, or from wherever you are in the UK via our new Flexible Learning mode of study. The degree has been designed to give you a firm foundation on which to build. It will equip you to serve God in practical and relevant ways in dynamic youth work contexts. The programme is validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA), which means that upon graduation you will also receive JNC accreditation as a professional youth worker. You also get to ground your study in a hands-on, practical placement.

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Nazarene ~ BA (Hons) Theology (Youth and Community)

The practice-based BA (Hons) in Theology (Youth and Community) pathway at Nazarene Theological College equips and prepares Christian youth and community workers for employment in a range of ministries and contexts. The course recognises that it is important for Christians involved in youth and community work to be:
Theologically astute. Exploring our understanding of who God is and how this impacts upon our practice, This happens through a strong emphasis on Theological and Biblical engagement throughout the pathway.
Contextually aware. Understanding how the world is changing and how people’s thinking is shaped by the world they inhabit
Competent in practice. Acquiring the particular skills required in working with people, including listening, group work and evaluation

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