Study With Us: Youth Ministry, School Chaplaincy

A practical perspective on youth ministry & school chaplaincy

Maryvale Certificate & Diploma in
Youth Ministry & School Chaplaincy

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The Maryvale Certificate & Diploma in Youth Ministry & School Chaplaincy is a two year, full time, distance learning programme, delivered through a range of teaching methods, including online learning, residentials and 48% placement/workplace based learning. The programme provides a practical perspective on central aspects of youth ministry/school chaplaincy.

Who is the programme aimed at?

The YMSC course is aimed at those already employed in either a paid or voluntary capacity in youth work/ministry/school chaplaincy and can include those who initially undertake a gap year placement in a youth centre, but who often continue into longer term positions, including leadership.

What are the entry requirements?

Students will need to already be employed in the field of youth work/ministry/school chaplaincy (paid or voluntary).

How long is the programme?

This is a two-year, full-time, distance-learning course.

When is the next enrolment?

The course launches at Maryvale in October 2018.

Programme information (content & structure)

The Programme aims to provide quality undergraduate education as a resource for practitioners in ministry and a possible building block for further academic and professional achievement. Graduates will have gained specific knowledge and understanding that will support them in their current employment, as well as a wide range of transferable skills that will be valuable to future employers. Such skills are fostered explicitly in some modules and implicitly throughout the programme.

The content of the study involved (by year):

Year 1 - The Maryvale HE Certificate would be 6 modules:
  • Youth Ministry and School Chaplaincy in Context
  • Ministry Leadership and Policy
  • Youth Culture I
  • Church and Sacraments
  • Biblical Foundations for Youth Ministry
  • Christ and Christian Ethics
Year 2 - The Maryvale HE Diploma follows a further 6 modules:
  • Youth Culture II
  • Reflective Practice
  • Models of Catechesis
  • Innovation and Creativity in Youth Ministry and School Chaplaincy
  • Introduction to World Religions
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality


Through a number of assignments: article or chapter reviews, essays , portfolio, logbooks, case study reports, policy reviews, presentations and online discussions.

How do I apply?

Applications are welcome at any time of year. To apply, download the application form here.

Disability support

If you have a disability or any long-term condition that impacts on your day-to-day life, please download the Disability Support Form here and email it or post this to the Disability Support Coordinator (address included on the form), to ensure we can give you the best possible support during your course of study. Disclosing a disability will not be a factor in Institute’s decision as to whether or not to offer you a place on the course. However, it is important that the Institute knows if you have any specialist needs in order to provide you with appropriate support and facilities. This information will remain strictly confidential. For further information, please contact the Disability Support Coordinator by using the contact button below:

For further information

Please contact us either by making an online enquiry below or by calling 0121 3608118.

Student Feedback

"The modules are relevant and contemporary and it really helped being able to do most of the work online, supported by face-to-face contact time through study days."

Candidate for Priesthood, Birmingham Diocese

"The programme really helped me to explore my ministry and to develop key skills. This has helped me to further both my faith and ministry."

Programme Leader in Youth Ministry Team

"It has inspired me to continue working with young people and ministering to them."

Assistant Chaplain at a Girls' School
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