Further Education (Equip) programmes

Students on CYM equip programmes are typically self-funding, or funding by their organisation, either as part of a gap-year, volunteer, or employment arrangement.

Other sources of funding may be available through regional grant making or local government schemes set up to support young adults through Further or Higher education.

You can contact the Further Education team to discuss this further.

Undergraduate Studies

All students enrolling on a CYM undergraduate programme or pathway are eligible for SLC (Student Loans Company) funding through the student, providing they meet the necessary criteria. Currently, tuition fees for undergraduate studies with CYM in England are set at maximum £6,000 per year.

In addition, undergraduate studies with CYM involves continuous placement-based learning, from which some financial support is required, and may be topped up, depending on the specific arrangements between the student and their placement. Further information about these arrangements can be found by contacting your nearest CYM teaching centre.

Postgraduate Studies

Until recently, postgraduate students with CYM have been self-funding or employer-funded for their studies, or a combination of both. For academic year  2019/2020 loans of up to £10,609 for tuition fees and living costs may be available for postgraduate study through the Student Loans Company for full taught or research master’s degrees. The loan is not means tested therefore your household income will not be taken into account when applying for the loan. You can attend an MA Open Day in either Nottingham or Ireland and then apply for the academic years 2019/2020.

Tuition fees with CYM are set at:

Stage 1: PG Certificate    £2,000

Stage 2: PG Diploma       £4,000

Stage 3: MA                       £6,000

Additional fees to cover the cost of  practice tuition and professional assessment of £1,200 apply for students wishing to gain JNC qualification through the PGDip/MA in Youth Work, Communities and Practical Theology.

Further guidance on postgraduate loan funding can be found here