Diploma in Christian Youthwork

The Diploma in Christian Youthwork is primarily designed to give theological and practical training for those who intend to become full-time Christian youth workers. It may also be used as a refresher course for those already involved in Christian youth work. There is much to be gained from re-assessing the goals and objectives of all our ministries.

The course is created in such a manner that will enable students to complete much of it online. All lectures can be accessed and downloaded; supervisory interaction will take place through a combination of face to face appointments, discussions using video-conferencing facilities, Skype, or other online chat technologies. Course workshops will also provide opportunities for regular and meaningful contact.

  • Online/Distance learning
  • Practical Workshops
  • Exploring God and His Word
  • Discerning Yourself and the Young
  • Understanding the Goals and the Methods


Distance Learning

The Theology and Biblical Studies components of this course can be done by Distance Learning.  The student may join in online with other students who are doing the Access to Theology course.

See Distance Learning FAQ for more information on Distance Learning at ETS.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


Diploma in Christian Youthwork Application Form

The relevant Application Form is found here.


Diploma in Christian Youthwork Fees

For course fees see here.


Further Enquiries:

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Why do the Diplioma in Christian Youthwork at ETS?

Susan Maclean, Christian Youth Work, Wester Ross, Scotland

Susan Maclean, Christian Youth Work, Wester Ross, Scotland

Whether you are a seasoned Christian Youth worker or just starting out, this course is suitable for all. By looking at understanding God, understanding ourselves and understanding the youth that we work with, this course challenges us to think about what we are doing and why we are doing it. Combining this with consideration to methods and resources, completing this course leaves you excited and ready to face the world of Christian Youth work