Equip Courses

Equip: Youth Work Practice and Equip: Children’s Ministry are innovative training courses that will equip you with the core skills and principles that underpin working with children and young people; giving you the knowledge that you need to be a competent Christian Youth Worker or Children’s Worker.

Developed for everyone who works with children and young people; full-time, part-time or spare-time, these courses can be completed by youth and children’s workers of any age from 16+ and the training days would fit within a gap year or intern program.

The Equip: Youth Work Practice certificate is endorsed by the National Youth Agency for JNC accredited Youth Support Worker status, and the Equip: Children’s Ministry certificate is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for playworkers and endorsed by Skills Active, the Playwork Sector Skills Council. This endorsed course will enable participants to gain skills and recognition while delivering and managing playwork in their own context. Equip offers twelve Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit points for each unit. Both courses are delivered in partnership with the Institute for Children, Youth & Mission (CYM).

The courses blend practical experience working at a placement with reflective learning and online activities to build a working portfolio that demonstrates your competence.

You will gain the understanding you need to be a qualified children’s worker, or youth support worker, and the opportunity to put the learning into practice in the volunteering or part-time work you are already engaged in.

The course costs £725 in total, and this covers:

  • 6 training days
  • Access to experienced tutors
  • Access to course materials on MyCYM, the on-line learning environment
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Resubmissions

The next start date for Equip Children’s Ministry will be in January 2018, and the dates of the 6 training days are as follows: 6th January, 3rd February, 17th March, 21st April, 12th May, & 23rd June 2018

The next start date for Equip Youth Work Practice will be in October 2018, and the dates of the 6 training days will be published nearer the time.

For more information, or for an application form, please contact us on 01179 469 209 or email cymoffice@bristol-baptist.ac.uk