ADDITIONAL NOTES


Youthwork magazine has compiled this information with the help of David Howell, a consultant in youth work and ministry who runs the website cywt.org.uk which brings together details of the majority of courses available. We have attempted to ensure that all the details are accurate at the time of press, apologise for any courses missing, and advise you to consult the specific websites and organisations for more detailed information.

ACADEMIC LEVELS
For Higher Education courses delivered by UK Universities, and their partner organisations, the academic levels and their usual titles are:

Level 3 (Scotland Level 6)
Pre-degree year (equal to A2 level)
Level 4 (Scotland Level 7)
Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
Level 5 (Scotland Level 8 )
Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level 6 (Scotland Level 10)
Honours Degree (BA, BSc or BTh)
Level 7 (Scotland Level 11)
Masters degree (MA or MSc)
Level 8 (Scotland Level 12)
Doctorate

The normal expectation - except for Level 8 - is that to achieve a qualification at one of the levels, you will need one year of full-time academic work. Embarking on an undergraduate degree which would lead to a BA Honours degree will normally require three years full-time or six years part-time study. A postgraduate qualification such as a Master of Arts will require a minimum of one year of full-time study or two/three years of part-time study.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
If you want to gain the JNC Professional Grade – the recognised standard for Youth & Community Work in England – you will have to take either a three year full-time Honours degree course (or equivalent part-time) or take one of the postgraduate courses (Postgraduate Diploma or Masters).

JNC
The main professional qualification in youth work is the JNC Professional Grade. JNC stands for the “Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work” and there are JNC or equivalent committees in each of the four nations of the UK which both set terms and conditions for youth work, and approve training courses. Those terms and conditions are not mandatory for employers in the voluntary sector, but many choose to use them as they represent good practice. More details can be found on the National Youth Agency’s website (www.nya.org.uk).

CAMPUS-BASED or PLACEMENT-BASED
Many of the programmes refer to placements. For courses where students are campus-based, the placements are usually in blocks through the course. Many colleges now have placement-based students. This normally means that the student will live at or near a youth work placement (church, group of churches, Christian agency etc.) and will undertake youth work there and travel in to the college for lectures etc. Placement learning is a key element of all youth work courses, enabling competencies to be developed through working with young people.

COST PER YEAR
This is the cost, normally for a full-time course, for the year commencing September 2013 for a student who is a UK/EU national. Prices change each year and you would need to contact the organisation concerned for full details of the fees. Prices for International Students also vary and, in general are higher. International Students will require a Tier 4 Visa through the UK Border Agency.

Courses which are run in collaboration with a University are normally eligible for Student Loan Funding (separate arrangements are in place for students normally resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland – please check with the appropriate agency). Again, please contact the college/training agency for more information.

Training

Below we have laid out the full list of youth work courses around the country for 2014/2015, in alphabetical order. We hope you find the one you're after!




Belfast Bible College ~ BA (Hons) Theology > Find out more




Church College’s Certificate in Christian Youth Work > Find out more




Cliff College ~ BA Honours in Mission and Ministry (Children & Youth) > Find out more

Cliff College ~ Certificate in Youth Ministry > Find out more

Cliff College ~ DipHE: Children, Mission and Ministry > Find out more

Cliff College ~ DipHE: Youth Mission and Ministry > Find out more

Cliff College ~ MA in Mission (Children, Youth, Children and Youth) > Find out more

Cliff College ~ MPhil / PhD in Missiology > Find out more






CYM ~ BA (Hons) Contextual Ministry and Practical Theology > Find out more

CYM ~ BA (Hons) Youth Work & Communities and Practical Theology > Find out more

CYM ~ BA Hons Children and Family Work and Practical Theology > Find out more

CYM ~ BA Hons School, Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology > Find out more

CYM ~ BA Hons Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology > Find out more

CYM ~ FdA Community Based Pioneer Ministry > Find out more

CYM ~ MA Professional Practice and Practical Theology > Find out more

CYM ~ MA Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology > Find out more




Durham ~ MA Community and Youth Work > Find out more

Durham ~ MA Managing Community Practice > Find out more

Durham ~ MA Managing Youth Work Practice > Find out more




Enable: Schools Work > Find out more

Engage: Youth Ministry > Find out more




Gloucestershire ~ BA (Hons) Youth Work > Find out more

Gloucestershire ~ FdA Youth Practice > Find out more




Hope UK ~ Young People, Drugs and the Role of the Youth Worker > Find out more




ICC Glasgow ~ BA (Hons) Theology with Children’s Ministry > Find out more

ICC Glasgow ~ BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work with Applied Theology > Find out more

ICC Glasgow ~ MTh Community Learning & Development with Applied Theology > Find out more




Isle of Wight Youth for Christ YTP Scheme > Find out more




Kings ~ MA Youth Ministry > Find out more




LST ~ BA Honours Theology > Find out more

LST ~ BA Honours Theology and Counselling > Find out more

LST ~ BA Honours Theology, Music & Worship > Find out more




Moorlands ~ BA Applied Theology (Youth and Community work) > Find out more

Moorlands ~ BA Honours in Applied Theology > Find out more

Moorlands ~ MA in Applied Theology > Find out more

Moorlands ~ MA in Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work) > Find out more




Nazarene ~ BA Honours in Theology: Youth Work and Ministry > Find out more

Nazarene ~ BA Honours Practical Theology: Mission and Ministry > Find out more




Newman ~ BA Youth and Community Work > Find out more

Newman ~ MA Youth and Community Work > Find out more




Oak Hill ~ FdA in Theology (Children’s and Youth Ministry) > Find out more




Oasis College ~ BA (Hons) Youth Work and Ministry > Find out more

Oasis College ~ Graduate Diploma in Youth Work and Ministry > Find out more

Oasis College ~ MA in Youth Ministry > Find out more

Oasis ~ University Foundation Diploma in Youth Work Practice > Find out more




Redcliffe College ~ BA Honours Aplied Theology in Intercultural Contexts > Find out more




Regents Theological College ~ BA (Hons) Applied Theology (Youth Ministry track) > Find out more

Regents Theological College ~ CertHE in Applied Theology and Youth Ministry (Rise Up) > Find out more

Regents Theological College ~ School of Ministry > Find out more




Reign Ministries ~ BA (Hons) Theology and Mission > Find out more




Springdale ~ BA (Hons) Theology and Mission > Find out more

Springdale ~ MA in Missional Leadership > Find out more




St Mary’s ~ Foundation Degree in Youth Ministry > Find out more




St Mellitus ~ BA Hons in Theology and Youth Ministry > Find out more




Staffordshire ~ MA in Youth and Community Work > Find out more




SWYM ~ BA (Hons) in Applied Theology (Children and Schools pathway) > Find out more

SWYM ~ BA (Hons) in Applied Theology (Community and families pathway) > Find out more

SWYM ~ BA Honours Applied Theology (Youth Ministry pathway) > Find out more

SWYM ~ Be Transformed (Youth) > Find out more

SWYM ~ Youth Work Academy > Find out more




The Light Project ~ FdA Theology and Evangelism > Find out more




YMCA College ~ Certificate in Global Youth Work > Find out more

YMCA College ~ Certificate in Supervision Studies > Find out more

YMCA ~ BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Learning and Development (three degree programmes) > Find out more

YMCA ~ PGDip / MA Youth Work and Community Learning and Development > Find out more




Youthlink NI ~ Training for Youth Work > Find out more