Diploma in Christian Youthwork

Edinburgh Theological Seminary is committed to training men and women for ministry and mission in Scotland and beyond.

Many churches are seeking to reach young people for the Gospel in their congregations and in their communities. Many Christians are already involved in youthwork ranging from Sunday school to youth clubs and summer camps. However, many youthworkers (both part-time and full-time) have had little formal training.

The Diploma in Christian Youthwork gives theological and practical training for those who are already involved in youthwork or who plan to be. This course is designed to benefit youthworkers from a wide variety of Church backgrounds in Scotland and further afield.

Students can complete much of the course online. All lectures can be accessed and downloaded and assessments are also submitted and assessed online. Interaction with the course organiser takes place online and through a combination of face to face appointments or discussions using Skype or Facetime.

If practicable, workshops will be scheduled to enable opportunities for meaningful interaction between students and the course organiser as well as between the students themselves and others involved in youth ministry.


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