Equipping you with the tools you need. Develop impressive skills in working with young people
Helping you to communicate the gospel effectively to a new generation!
Training is an important part of the youth office's work with parishes across the Diocese. The youth office uses three regular training activities with other parish-specific, offered by negotiation (see other services).
Training Offered and involved in:
The Key - are training sessions for anyone wanting to develop their skills in working with young people. Designed by Youth Officer colleagues in the South West the sessions have been adopted and run by dioceses across England. We are now launching them in our Diocese.
The training is suitable for individuals and whole teams so why not do the trainings as a group and learn together.
*if you would like to host a Key session for your church/deanery/ in 2013 then please email Mark to arrange suitable times and dates.
Church Colleges' Certificate in Christian Youth Work
The Church College's certificate is an opportunity to go deeper in to the world of youth work/ministry. It is an in-depth training opportunity for those working with young people looking to develop their knowledge and practice.
The course is taught over three weekends (one a term) and one module introduction night a term. The three modules studied are;
- Key Skills,
- Context, Relationships and Leadership
- Spirituality, Faith Development and Worship
You then have the opportunity to accredit the work and combine your learning and practice through a variety of written work and presentations. The accredited route is a nationally recognised course that consists of three level four modules and can act as a stand alone qualification or an access course to further education.This ground breaking course is now in it's eighth year and is taught in conjunction with the Dioceses of Manchester and Blackburn and is accredited by the University of Chester.
If you are interested in applying for the course for 2013/14 then please contact Sandra James on 01244 681973 ext 223 or email
If you are interested in developing your skills in this way but are not sure this course is for you and would like an informal chat about the course please contact Mark Montgomery by clicking here to send an email or call Mark on 01244 681973 ext 225.
Anyone Can ...
Anyone can ... a basic introduction to youth work, training session, aimed to inspire, resource and provide ideas for anyone engaging or wanting to engage with young people. The session will be held over an evening or a Saturday morning. Anyone can ... Engage with young people no matter what the age or size of congregation. We want to resource relevant (to the area and parish resources) and sustainable youth work in parishes across the Diocese. We also want to help develop existing youth work and help parishes look at new opportunities.
How? We are inviting parishes to book us in for the morning or evening and we will then run the training and session. This will give you an opportunity to find out ways you can re/engage with young people in your area. The session will give you the knowledge you need to start something in your parish.
Child Protection Training
Child protection training is one of the most important processes we are involved in. Keeping young people and adults who work with them safe from harm should be an important part of any parish's commitment to young people.
The Child Protection Advisory Group would like to hear from other parishes interested in hosting basic awareness sessions. Each event is open initially to churches in the same deanery but others are welcome to enquire about availability of places.
The basic child protection session currently available from the diocese for anyone working with children and young people (0–18) in the church or responsible for such work. It focuses on ‘good practice’ to enable children’s and youth work to be undertaken safely and in line with national and diocesan standards. It also helps participants to identify what may constitute ‘harm’ to children, to respond appropriately to concerns about a child’s welfare and to know what help and support is available.
If you would like information on hosting or attending a child protection training click here