Releasing God-given potential
Youth and Community work
Our training programmes are designed to equip you to serve Christ in a variety of different ways. Youth and community work training at SSCM prepares people for a variety of church- and community-based work, allowing students to enter into a wide range of roles in the Christian, voluntary and statutory youth and community work sectors when they graduate.
BA(Hons) in Theology (Youth & Community)
This degree-level vocational and professional training programme will equip Christian youth and community workers for a range of ministries. Carefully tailored to deliver a blend of specialist knowledge and skills training, along with extensive opportunities for putting them into practice, this programme will reflect upon the relationship between theology and youth and community work practice.
Practical experience lies at the heart of this training. A supervised work experience placement will form a key part of your studies, chosen from a selection of ministry opportunities in churches or with Christian youth and community work agencies. This is supplemented by other short term placements which are designed to broaden your experience in other settings.
Our HNC in Working With Communities is designed primarily for volunteers who want to be better equipped to serve through churches or charities. Our aim is support to those new to ministry and those who look for fresh approaches in a changing world. It is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority at SCQF level 7 (equivalent to the first year of university). It can be taken one evening per week for 2 years, or one day per week for 10 months.
Our HNC In Childhood Practice is designed for people who are already working with children, perhaps on an informal or voluntary basis, and want to develop their skills to make a career in the field. It is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority at SCQF level 7 (equivalent to the first year of university). It can be taken one evening per week for 2 years, or one day per week for 10 months.
Our Personal Development Award (PDA) in Youth Work is an introductory-level qualification in youth and community work that is normally taken on a part-time basis (one evening per week) for 6 months. It is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority at SCQF level 6 (equivalent to Advanced Highers).