Short Course:Chaplaincy in Education
various dates (online)


Provisional dates
(subject to demand)

11-14 Jan
8-11 Mar
3-6 May
28 Jun – 1 Jul






CYM Certificate at Level 4 or 7


Prices per course:

Course with assignment and CYM Certificate at Levels 4 or 6: £200

Attendance and learning materials for whole course without accreditation: £150
(Note – attendance certificate is only sent out after attendees submit a non-assessed 1,500 word reflection)

More information

In this course we will look at the historic roots of chaplaincy and explore the theology that underpins it. The various models of chaplaincy in schools and colleges will be examined through the lens of theology and practice with contributions from experienced schools chaplains.

The course will touch upon chaplaincy practice by examining the role of the chaplain in areas of curriculum, spiritual development, collective worship, mentoring and pastoral care and conclude by a critical examination of the future of chaplaincy taking into account current issues relating to multi faith working and ethical dilemmas.

The course will include input from visiting chaplains.

Nigel Roberts is the Educational Advisor with Youth For Christ and a tutor on the CYM Team.

He helped to develop the Centre for Chaplaincy for Young People & Children, developing standards for Chaplaincy with Children and Young People and is the author of the Grove Booklet Chaplaincy with Children and Young People

For more information about this course please contact Jacqui, our CYM administrator.

Call us: 0115 777 0102
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What is a CYM Certificate?
If you choose to submit the assignment you will get a certificate of achievement from CYM, levelled pass, merit or distinction as well as more detailed feedback on your marked assessment.

Will I get university credit?
No, unfortunately not this year. CYM is changing its validation to Newman University for 2021, and our previous partner is not able to accept new registrations. It might be possible to formally submit your assignment in future years and get credit then, as a stand alone module, or as part of a CYM BA or MA course, but we are not able to guarantee that.

A successful assignment will serve as an equivalent qualification to enter our BA or MA course next year, subject to other application procedures, and other colleges might accept this, but you will need to check with them.

What does level 4 and 7 mean?
Level 4 is the equivalent of 1st year of a BA course.
Level 7 is the equivalent of an MA module.

How do your online courses work?
The heart of our online delivery is Zoom video conferencing. As well as this there will be a range on videos to watch, reading to do and other online activities.

What Covid arrangements are in place?
We use Trent Vineyard’s conferencing facilities, and they take Covid security very seriously. We will provide specific details and information ahead of your course when specific procedures are known.

It is possible that some of the courses will move online if we are not able to run them face to face, but that will vary for each module. You will be advised as early as possible of any adjustments.

How do I get to Trent Vineyard?
Trent Vineyard is easy to get to by car and public transport. Their web site gives directions and you will be given more details ahead of the course about reaching it by public transport. There is a tram stop very close.

Is food and drink provided?
You will need to make your own arrangements for food and drink. There is a cafe on site (subject to Covid restrictions) which sells drinks and light lunches. There are shops and a burger van nearby if you are driving. Otherwise you should bring your own food.

Is there accommodation available?
You will need to make your own arrangements if you are needing to stay overnight. The centre is easily accessible by public transport which opens up a range of hotels and other accommodation options in the city.

I’ve got other questions. Who can help me?
Please contact our administrator, Jacqui, who will be able to help

Who is this course for?

Youth ministers, children and families workers, church leaders – paid staff and volunteers, and people who are considering further study will all benefit from this course.

You will join in with current CYM BA and MA students during the course.

Some will be experienced working in schools and colleges, others will be taking first steps

What will I get out of it?

Develop skills
by exploring new ways to do ministry with pupils and staff in education settings.

Build knowledge
to make sense of your work, and the school community you work in.

Grow faith
as you reflect on your passion for working in you community with others.

What support will I get?

All CYM students have access to online learning resources from the course.

The course tutor will support you if you choose to write the assignment.

You will build a network of other students to learn and grow together.