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Want to work with young people? Or do you already work with young people and want to upskill? Check out our youth work training options below!

The Salvation Army Youth Department offers training and professional development in youth work for leaders seeking quality education and to gain the required skills to work with young people in a range of settings. Our aim is to develop youth workers who will make a long-term impact in local corps, centres and communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

In 2020, we will have three youth work training models on offer: Foundations of Youth Work, Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship and Youth Work Distance Apprenticeship. Applications for 2020 are now open.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF YOUTH WORK

Foundations of Youth Work is an entry level certificate recognised within The Salvation Army, and equips students with a foundational understanding of key components of youth work. Students are required to attend four training days held on Saturdays in Wellington and three coaching sessions over one year. The course is beneficial for anyone involved in youth ministry, including employees, volunteers, key leaders, helpers and up-and-coming leaders. You must be at least 16 years old, and it is recommended for those who have been involved in youth ministry for 0-2 years, for anyone with no prior youth work training and for those new to youth work within The Salvation Army.

  • More information: Click here for more information about Foundations of Youth Work or click the images below to download promotional material.
  • How to apply: Click here to download a Foundations of Youth Work application form
  • Applications close Friday 7 February 2020 (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE)

Foundations 2020 Brochure:

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Basic Foundations Poster (portrait):

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Informative Foundations Poster (landscape):

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Coaching Session Template:

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YOUTH WORK LAB APPRENTICESHIP

The Salvation Army Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship is a full-time, three-year commitment that includes undertaking practical youth work in a supportive environment at an approved LAB while studying for approved qualifications. It is for those wanting to train in youth work and who may sense a calling to this work as a ‘vocation’ or long-term career. It is preferred that applicants have had prior involvement in the life of their corps/centre or divisional youth team as well as youth work practice experience.

  • More information: Click here for more information about the LAB Apprenticeship
  • How to apply: Click here to download a LAB Apprenticeship application form
  • Applications for 2020 now closed

YOUTH WORK DISTANCE APPRENTICESHIP

The Salvation Army Youth Work Distance Apprenticeship is a full-time, three-year commitment that includes undertaking practical youth work in your local corps/centre while studying for approved qualifications. It is for those wanting to train in youth work and who may sense a calling to this work as a ‘vocation’ or long-term career. It is preferred that applicants have had prior involvement in the life of their corps/centre or divisional youth team as well as youth work practice experience.

  • More information: Click here for more information about the Distance Apprenticeship
  • How to apply: Click here to download a Distance Apprenticeship application form
  • Applications for 2020 now closed