BA (Hons) in Practical Theology

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

Chaplaincy with Children and Young People - Overview

On this pathway, you will gain an understanding of the history and theological basis for Chaplaincy and explore your practice as a chaplain in various practice contexts, working alongside experienced professionals who will help you reflect on and grow in your ministry.

locationLocation
CYM Nottingham

attendanceAttendance
Full or part time

durationDuration
3 or 6 years

start-dateStart date
18 September 2022

costCost
£8,500*

validated-byValidated by
Newman University

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*Course costs stated are for 2023. Also, some students pay for an overnight stay 1 night per fortnight. 2023 Fees.

The Chaplaincy with Children and Young People specialist pathway on our BA Honours degree in Practical Theology is an exciting opportunity to work in a growing area of ministry that is making an impact beyond the church's doors. Our students work in various contexts, including education (schools, colleges, and universities), healthcare settings (hospitals or hospices), the justice system, and town centres. Working in chaplaincy offers the opportunity for you to serve those with a faith, support those who are exploring faith, and care pastorally for people in all sorts of different settings.

On this pathway, you will gain an understanding of the history and theological basis for Chaplaincy and explore your practice as a chaplain in various practice contexts, working alongside experienced professionals who will help you reflect on and grow in your ministry.

Nigel Roberts, leads the CYM Chaplaincy pathway.

CYM is the key partner of the Centre for Chaplaincy with Children and Young People, which recently developed professional standards for Chaplaincy. 

"I love CYM because it challenges you, it stretches you and it gives you lots to explore about your giftings and your creativity."
- Linda, Second Year Student

Learning in and from practice

For the duration of the course, you will work in a relevant practice agency, so your professional formation as a Chaplain will be rooted in ongoing practice. You will also get experience in a number of other settings to develop the depth of your practice.

You will have regular one-to-one tutorials with experienced practitioners who will support your personal and professional development. You will also participate in small group activities to help you apply what you learn to your practice.

Academic and Pastoral Support

You will receive support from a dedicated line manager and other supportive colleagues, as well as access to the supportive team within the theological college that oversees your studies.

Alongside the interactive lectures and seminars, you will be part of a facilitated peer formation group, have the support of a personal tutor, and have supervision externally by an experienced practitioner in the field. To find out what modules you will study, download our Course outline.

Where can you study?

Students attend two days per fortnight at our Nottingham teaching centre and spend the rest of their time in their practice context. 

Other Specialist Pathways

Community Youth Work

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This unique degree pathway will equip you to be inspired by your faith, build relationships with young people from all backgrounds, and demonstrate to them the values of the Kingdom of God.

Children and Family Ministry

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This course will expand your knowledge of child development and the role of children and family work. You will gain experience working alongside children in their communities, supporting them as they grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Community Ministry

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This is ideal for those with a passion for a particular area of ministry or who want to pioneer new ways of working with communities. Previous students have been involved in running a food bank and worked with asylum seekers or those who are homeless.

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