Placement info. leaflet for churches 2010-2011

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					What are the financial costs?
There is a separate document outlining the financial costs to placements and,
although we don’t require most Churches/organisations to provide accommodation
                                                                                        Theology: Youth Work
we do ask that placements will consider supporting students with accommodation
and living costs if possible. The College asks students to prioritise their                  & Ministry
commitment to their academic studies and to their placement which makes it
difficult for students to take paid work alongside these elements. As well as
receiving from hosting a student, we hope that placements will see the placement
programme as an opportunity to help support and develop future youth workers
                                                                                                      Placement Guide
and ministers.                                                                                           2010-2011
    Annual administrative fee to NTC
    CRB check for student
    Cost of transport to & from residence/classes to the placement
    Cover expenses directly related to youth work undertaken
 ☺ Have existing youth work and volunteers/staff in place
 ☺ Contribute to the living costs for the student
 ☺ Seek to develop the church/organisations youth work resources and
   appropriate development

How might you use a Youth Work and Ministry placement student?
The placement programme seeks to support existing youth work but also
recognises the skills, experiences and gifts that students bring with them and hope
to develop through the course. Similarly, there may be new ventures that
placements would like a student to be a part of: You may consider more than one
student and be creative through the opportunities you create:

    Detached youth work                      Bible studies & small groups
    Partnership with other organisations     Initiating new projects
    Mentoring                                Outdoor pursuits
    Schools-based work                       Project and issue-based work
    Open youth clubs
    Partnership work with other
                                             Initiating new projects
                                             Work with young people
                                                    excluded from school
                                                                                      So, you’re considering
                                                                                      hosting a youth work
    Heidi Sellers (Placement Manager)
Louise Kenyon (Course & Placement Coordinator)

                                                                                       This is a brief guide for those considering hosting a
                                                                                      Theology: Youth Work and Ministry student for a main
     Nazarene Theological College, Dene Road, Didsbury, Manchester
                      Telephone: 0161 445 3063                                          Further information about the College can be found on our website
What is the course about?
“If youth work is the broad discipline involving all informal educators engaged with young         Establishing Fieldwork Placements:
    people, then youth ministry is a ‘specialism’ within it.”( Danny Brierley, Joined Up, 2003.)   • Once the placement has been evaluated and meets the course
                                                                                                     requirements, the NTC Placement Manager will ‘match’ a suitable
The primary aim of this course and the placements is to equip students with                          student to the needs and profile of the placement (around June prior
the skills, knowledge and values to become effective and professionally                              to the commencement of the placement)
qualified (JNC) youth workers and youth ministers and to be able to apply                          • The student will meet with the church/organisation before the
their learning within a variety of contexts.                                                         placement officially begins. The church/organisation may choose to
                                                                                                     interview the student or to invite them for a weekend to better
Youth Ministry embraces the ethos and core values of youth work. Building                            introduce elements of the placement and provide opportunity to
on these principles, the youth minister also encourages young people to                              better assess a future working relationship.
explore and develop their spiritual dimension and in the light of this                             • A placement does not officially begin until a student has registered
encourages them to ask, see and understand who they are, who they can                                with the College at the beginning of their course of study; this is
be, and how to relate to others around them. The youth minister as a                                 usually during the second week of September. Students are
reflective practitioner also relates and integrates the core values of youth                         expected to stay with the main placement for the duration of their
work to the core theological and hermeneutical values of ministry within the                         course. However, in the event of difficulties or following the
broader framework of faith communities.                                                              observation period a student can be removed from the placement.
                                                                                                     This is generally done through a discussion between the NTC
Placement Criteria:
                                                                                                     Placement Manager and/or the Course Coordinator, the student and
   The placement is integral to the course and placements should consider                            the Line-Manager.
   the values mentioned above and offer a supportive environment
   through which students can further explore these skills and, often, their                       Breakdown of hours through the youth work course:
   calling to youth work and ministry.                                                             Detail:
    As students are working towards a professional qualification (JNC),
    Nazarene Theological College (NTC), the University of Manchester and                                 Task         Hours per week       Hours per week   Hours Per Year    Total Hours
    the National Youth Agency/Joint Negotiating Committee (NYA/JNC) all                                              (Academic Term)        (Alternative
    have strict criterion as to the qualifying standards expected from each                                                                  Placement)
                                                                                                    Class-based      12 hours x 11wks x   0                 264               792
    student in their on-going placements. This standard is expected of all                          Contact Time     2 semesters
    faculty, staff and placement persons who give support to the student                            Private study    15 hours x 12wks x   0                 360               1080
    throughout their ministries and their journey towards professional                              (average)        2 semesters
                                                                                                    Main Placement   11 hours x           0                 374 (min)         935
    achievement.                                                                                                     34wks/year
                                                                                                                     (for 5 semesters1)
    All placements have to be evaluated and agreed by the NTC Placement                             Alternative      0                    30 x 10wks        300               300
    Managers, Course Coordinator with the NTC Placement Committee                                   Total Student    36                   30                1298              3107
    before a student can be placed or accepted on the course. Placements                            Hours
    need to be able to offer youth work that meets the following criteria:
    11 hours of youth work per week in placement (including                                        Holidays for students should be arranged in agreement with the placement but should
    preparation & meetings)                                                                          normally be taken outside of the academic year and not jeopardise the number of
                                                                                                     weeks allocated to placements (34 weeks in the main placement). The Alternative
    34 weeks per year placement                                                                     Placement is a priority for the student and normally takes place from the end of May
    a minimum of 50% face-to-face work with young people aged 13-19                                                 st
                                                                                                     following the 1 year of study; the student is not obliged to continue with the Main
    have existing youth work and volunteers/staff in place                                                   Placement while they carry-out their Alternative (block) Placement.
    provide a line manager who can meet with the student weekly and
    be involved in the annual assessment process

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