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Professional Development Courses

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

Supporting Work Based Learning  30 Jan, 6 and 27 March 2019

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  14-17 January 2019

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 within a chaplaincy setting.

Multidisciplinary spiritual care for paediatric healthcare staff - dates TBC

The Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care and BCH Chaplaincy, in partnership with Staffordshire University and Midlands CYM are again offering an accredited module aimed at multidisciplinary spiritual care practitioners working in health or palliative care.  This course consists of 4 days learning at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the completion of an assignment at level 4 (first year undergraduate) or level 7 (postgraduate). The module will be underpinned with child and human development theories and how these relate to spiritual care and cover the knowledge, skills and understanding they need in spiritual care with sick children and young people in a multicultural context. You will be able to access to the extensive library of the Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care. https://www.bch.nhs.uk/cpsc

Teaching days will be at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and one of these days will be spent engaging with children and young people in their spiritual care in the hospital.

NB** Lunch is not included in this course and we are unable to offer any discounts

Chaplaincy in Education- dates TBC

This course will focus on Chaplaincy in Educational settings

  • Secure Schools/ Young Offenders
  • Schools
  • Further Education
  • University

This course will cover basic skills in chaplaincy and key aspects of chaplaincy, including religious, spiritual and pastoral care in a range of educational contexts.

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.

This will include a visit to an educational chaplaincy on one of the days.

Religious Education 13-16 May 2019

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: £250

 

Discounted Rate for MCYM Graduates, Tutors & Agencies and St John's graduates:

Course with accreditation at Levels 4 or 7: £250

 

 

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