Church of England

The Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)

CYM originated as a consortium of Christian agencies, which came together to create and provide training, undertake research and generate publications to provide resources for Christian work and ministry in the churches and in the wider community. CYM is commitment to accessibility, flexibility and quality in course delivery and provides excellence, professionalism and integrity in Christian Children, Family, School & Youth work. CYM believes that Christian Children & Youth Ministry should incorporate good practice from professional education, training and work and believes in the value of distinctively Christian approaches to work with young people.

CYM Courses are delivered at a variety of Centres across the country and in Northern Ireland.


  • Engage - National Certificate in Christian Youth Work
  • BA Hons in Children & Family Work and Practical Theology
  • BA Hons in School, Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology (JNC endorsed)
  • BA Hons in Young People, Communities and Practical Theology (JNC endorsed - subject to minor modification)
  • BA Hons in Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology (JNC endorsed)
  • MA in Youth & Community Work and Applied Theology (JNC endorsed)