Short Course: Chaplaincy Skills,
1-4 March 2021 (online)


1-4 March 2021




Online Course


CYM Certificate at Level 4 or 7


Prices per course:

Course with assignment and CYM Certificate at Levels 4,6 or 7: £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

This online course will cover basic skills in chaplaincy and key aspects of chaplaincy, including religious, spiritual and pastoral care in a range of contexts of school, college, young offenders and hospital. It will consider the history and theological basis of chaplaincy and engage in exploring various models of chaplaincy from a theoretical and practical perspective.

We will use a range of interactive learning approaches to reflect on chaplaincy in context and develop skills relevant to ministry within a chaplaincy setting.  Our reflections will be enhanced through input from visiting practitioners with experience in their specific fields of chaplaincy.

Contact our administrator, Jacqui for more information: 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 with an additional cost, either 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 online courses work?
The main element of our online courses is Zoom video conferencing. A range of other resources will be used including videos to watch, articles to read and other online activities. It is essential that you have access to a computer with a good internet connection therefore.

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 different approaches to chaplaincy in a range of contexts.

Build knowledge
hearing from experts in their fields.

Grow faith
as you reflect on your own ministry calling.