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Are you a volunteer youth leader in the local church? Would you like to develop your skills, grow in confidence and be more effective in working with young people?

This course will bring light and colour to your understanding and help you grow in your ministry.

Leading to…

This course trains those already doing youth work and could also provide a strong basis for a higher level qualification.

Further information

Did you know that the Church is the largest voluntary sector youth work provider in the UK? The aim of Aurora Youth is to resource this body of volunteer youth workers. This course is designed for those already doing youth work in their local church, who love the young people they work with, but have had no formal youth work training. 


There are no academic pre-requisites although each student will be expected to have the full support of their local church, and a member of their church should act as their supervisor.

Course outline and qualification

Students can work towards a St Peter's College Certificate in Youth Ministry by writing a number of assignments to academic level 3 or 4 (equivalent to A-Level and first year degree).  Those based in Anglican settings may seek the Bishop's Authorisation as Youth Ministers in their parish.

  • Module 1 -  Youth Ministry & the Youth Worker
  • Module 2 - Understanding Young People & Youth Ministry Practice
  • Module 3 - Managing the ministry

Key dates

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First Wednesday 11 September 2019 

Final Wednesday 13 May 2020


The course costs £200 per student, but you may apply for a bursary or discount if a number from the same church enrol.

Next steps

Register your interest by completing our online form.

Alternatively you can contact Mike directly via email:

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Key locations 

All sessions will take place at Diocesan Church House, 95-99 Effingham St, Rotherham S65 1BL.

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