Engage! training in Inverness

Engage! -The National Certificate in Christian Youth Work - has been created by the Centre for Youth Ministry in order to meet the needs of a large number of people who are involved in youth work and who want to learn more about it. Please see

Who is the Course for?

The Course is for individuals involved in Christian youth work in their spare-time, part-time, full-time or year-out. It seeks to enable them to learn the skills needed for working with young people both inside and outside the church.The course is for Churches and Christian agencies, for them to train their youth workers and youth leaders. The course is also for Trainers to use with their networks, where it can be delivered by approved tutors.

We recognise that it is important to help people into learning. Many people are put off by the idea of formal learning and an NVQ sounds like a nightmare. We want to provide an easy way in to learning which will encourage people and open up future possibilities for them.

Flexible Learning

Those who do not wish to undertake the full course may wish to come to a teaching day. Others may wish to come to a teaching day and use the workbook. There are separate prices for these and people can go on to become registered students if they then wish.

The following modules are being taught:-

5. CORE VALUES The essential elements of youth work and Christian ministry. The module includes equal opportunities, participation by young people, mission and vocation.

6. UNDERSTANDING LEARNING How do young people learn and how can we help them learn.

7. MANAGEMENT OF THE WORK AND OF SELF Looking after volunteers, church councils, others! Developing the youth work and structures for growth. Mission and Evangelism.

8. MODELS OF CHRISTIAN YOUTH WORK Working with the young people who come in to the church – worship, youth congregations, youth cells, mentoring, accompanying, discipleship etc. Working with young people in the community – detached, inclusion, schools, Advice & Guidance, Connexions, Evangelism and Mission.

Timings and dates; as defined by EasyJet!

March 24-25th Location: Kirkhill, Inverness; Tutor: Susie Stock

Saturday 24th March Module 5: start 4pm and finish at 9.30pm with an hour for dinner at 6.30pm Sunday 25th March Module 6: start 8.30am and finish at 2.30pm with an hour for brunch at 11am

May 19-20th Location: Kirkhill, Inverness; Tutor: Susie Stock

Saturday 19th May Module 7: start 1.30pm and finish at 6.30pm with dinner after
Sunday 20th May Module 8: start 9am and finish 2.30pm with an hour for brunch at 11am


Cost per head per module for the teaching is £35. This covers professional fees, tutor travel expenses, admin etc. This is £5 more than on the website because we have airfares to cover! If you wish to receive more that the visiting teaching and complete the whole module (i.e., in your own time, see website for details), the cost per module would be £60. Completing the four modules would take you half way to completing the whole award.

Transport to venue and food and accommodation whilst on site are at the cost of the student or their supporting agency. We will do our best to arrange a bed for you in Inverness though!

Any questions, please get back in touch.

In His Grip

Iain Clyne
for Highlands & Islands YFC
Tel: 01463 783595
Mob: 0779 506 4635

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