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St John's College, Nottingham - Discipleship, Mission and Leadership in a World of Change

Professional Development Courses

MCYM short courses offer quality training for personal, ministerial and professional development

Supporting Work Based Learning  22 Jan, 26 Feb, 19 march 2018

This course is designed to assist people who are supporting, tutoring or supervising people undertaking
work based learning to develop their practice. It will include how to support and assist people to develop reflective practice, the personal qualities and skills needed to be effective in the role of supporting professional development. This will include considering the conditions that will ensure effectiveness
and developing effective communication, both verbal and non-verbal and giving effective feedback and incorporate a range of models and tools for assisting people in their professional development.

Chaplaincy with children and young people  5-8 March 2018

This 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 with.

Religious Education  7-10 May 2018

This course considers the role of RE in the school curriculum, its cultural and theology issues and its impact upon the emotional and spiritual development of young people. It considers the history of RE, curriculum content, policy issues and the place of RE within schools. It explores the role of the school and the youth and community worker within the RE curriculum.
Participants develop their skills in planning and delivering programmes appropriate to a range of learners in school and youth work settings. The course incorporates various engaging learning strategies, including discussion, group activities, student-led work and skills practice in context.

These four day courses all include:

  • Practical skills development
  • Theoretical underpinning
  • Theological engagement
  • Practical application for children's, schools and youth workers.

The material is appropriate for use within Christian or secular contexts and within a range of church and community settings.  

All of our short courses are validated by Staffordshire University and are worth 15 credits at level 4 (year 1 undergraduate) or level 7 (Masters).

Prices per course:

Course with accreditation at Levels 4 or 7: £300

Attendance, lunch and learning materials for whole course without accreditation: £200


Discounted Rate for MCYM Graduates, Tutors & Agencies:


Course with accreditation at Levels 4 or 7: £245

Attendance, lunch and learning materials for whole course without accreditation: £160


For more information please contact Gill Benson, Administrator on 0115 968 3222 or by email.