I graduated with a MA in Youth and Community work and Practical Theology … The JNC qualification has opened doors for my career which the MA wouldn’t have done on its own. Funders have appreciated the fact that the work of the YMCA is being delivered by qualified professionals. The JNC qualification provides that validity.
CYM MA GRADUATE
Endorsed by the NYA, the CYM PGDip/MA in Mission and Ministry (Youth and Community Work) is the perfect course for experienced workers and graduates seeking a theologically orientated professional youth work qualification (JNC).
YR1 £2500, YR2 £2500,
(plus £1000 for JNC, usually spread over first two years)
National Youth Agency
2 years for PG Dip
3 years for MA
PG Diploma or
MA in Mission and Ministry
(Youth and Community Work)
It is ideal for graduates, either starting out in youth work roles in a range of faith based contexts, or those more established, and seeking to challenge and deepen their understanding and practice of youth and community work, think more theologically about it and gain the JNC qualification. This programme enables students to gain an essential grounding in the theology of ministry and of contextual mission.
For the duration of the course, it is a requirement that you are hold position (voluntary or paid) within a youth work or ministry setting, where your professional formation as a Youth and Community Worker be rooted in ongoing practice.
You will also engage in 1-1 tutorials with experienced professionals who will enable you to learn from what you do in practice, and demonstrate competence as a Youth and Community worker.
You will receive support from a dedicated line manager and other colleagues within these contexts, as well as a dedicated team within the theological college who oversee all aspects of your studies.
Alongside the interactive lectures and seminars, you will be part of a facilitated peer formation group and are supported internally by a personal tutor and externally by an experienced practitioner in the field.
Two study block weeks (October and March) in Nottingham and termly study days (online attendance option). Optional module delivery may vary.
Check out our fees and funding overview for further information.
100% OF CYM STUDENTS QUESTIONED IN A RECENT NSS SURVEY DEFINITELY AGREED THAT THEY HAD RECEIVED SUFFICIENT ADVICE AND SUPPORT WITH THEIR STUDIES.