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Equip: Youth Work

A course designed for part-time, volunteer and full-time youth leaders, working with young people from 11 – 19

The NTC Manchester-based Equip course is taking a break so we will not be enrolling any new students to the Equip course at this centre for the time being. However, we continue to support current learners and would encourage anyone looking to start the course this year to contact CYM directly to find your nearest centre:

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the CYM Equip Youth Work page

The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills that you need to be a competent and confident Christian youth worker within your church or organisation.

Feedback from some of our learners

“There was space to understand and ask questions.”

“Friday night food and worship was good.”

“The training facilities and style of teaching over 2 days at Nazarene helped me a lot.”


This is a nationally recognised qualification and it is on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). Successful completion of Equip: Youth Work leads to a nationally recognised qualification accredited by NOCN (National Open College Network) and a JNC endorsement as a youth support worker.

The Equip course has been professionally validated by the Education Training Standards (ETS) Committee of the National Youth Agency (NYA). By selecting a course recognised by the JNC you ensure that the course is fit for purpose. Many employers, both voluntary and community and statutory ask for JNC recognised qualifications.

You can choose from a range of Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM) learning centres across the UK.