Church Colleges' Certificate

The Church Colleges’ Certificate in Christian Youth Work is a part-time course held over three terms and validated by University College, Chester. It is intended for anyone who wants to develop their understanding and skills in youth work in a church context.

The Church Colleges’ Certificate is a nationally recognised award and, if you complete the accreditation requirements, it will give you credits to take into further study. It is the same level as the Chester Diocese Foundations for Ministry Course which is 60 credits at HE level 1.

Course content

Key issues in relation to work with young people
Context, leadership and relationships in youth work
Spirituality, faith development and worship in youth work
Youth work practice and theological reflection 

Entry requirements

You do not need a formal academic qualification to do the course. However, you do need to have some active involvement in youth work in a church context and you will need to seek agreement of your minister when you apply.

Entry to the course is conditional on the production of a current, satisfactory CRB disclosure certificate at enhanced level. 

Further information

For more details or an informal conversation regarding your suitablility for the course, please contact the Diocesan Youth Officer.