DTS Application Form

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Current Address

Permanent Address (If different from above)

Marital Status

First Name, Last Name, Gender, Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy), Passport Number, Nationality.

Passport Information

Emergency Contact Information

including international dialing code

including international dialing code

including international dialing code

Church Information

Education and Skills

Secondary School (Education between 16 and 18 years)

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University/College/Higher or Further Education (post 18 years)


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What is your most recent occupation?

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approximate date

Do you have a STCW Basic Training certificate of completion?

The STCW Basic Training certificate of completion is NOT a requirement
to attend the Bluewater DTS.  If you do have the Basic Training
certificate of completion, you are eligible for a £500 discount to the
lecture phase.  STCW training is not included in the course price, also
prices may vary.

Please note the STCW Basic Training is not a YWAM course, but a legal requirement to serve as crew aboard any of YWAM’s ships.


For help finding a course or any other question regarding STCW Basic Training, please email bluewaterdts@ywamnextwave.org.

If you are arriving to Bluewater DTS with an STCW Basic Training certificate, you will also be required to email a copy of your Seaman’s Medical Form filled out by a medical professional.


All courses conducted at YWAM Harpenden are in English. You will require a sufficient standard of oral and written English proficiency in order to benefit from the training you undertake.

Gifts, Hobbies and Talents

Please indicate your gifts including any drama, musical or artistic talents you have, as well as your hobbies.

Christian Life and Experience

Where are you at currently?


This section explains the financial costs of attending this school. Please note that
all fees are payable in British Pounds ONLY.


Lecture and Outreach:

Our costs covers amongst other things, all food & accommodation, trainee
registration with the University of the Nations, special events, training
costs, speaker expenses, ministry costs and local travel costs during lecture
phase and all ground fees for outreach, Outreach travel which varies greatly in price depending on the outreach location. We may use buses, trains, boats or airplanes to get to our outreach locations. Our Outreach Visa cost varies depending on your nationality and the outreach location. Our Outreach Vaccination cost will vary depending on the outreach locations and what vaccinations you already have. It is usually cheaper and easier to obtain the recommended vaccinations in your home country – see the vaccination form below.

Due Dates for Payment:

1. Due with Application: Registration
fee £35 (Non-Refundable) this covers all application admin fees.

2. 1st. week of Lecture Phase
The full amount
for the lecture phase is due on the start date
of the School that you will be attending.

3. Week
Outreach fee, Airfares & Visa Fees become payable as soon tickets to your outreach
location are ready to be purchased.

4. Full payment of all fees is
required to be able to graduate from the School.


you do not have the resources from which to pay your fees in full upon arrival
you MUST
discuss this with the school leader once you have been accepted at the earliest opportunity BEFORE
coming to the school. Trainees who have not done this and who arrive here
without all their fees will not be admitted into the School and will have to
return home immediately.



is a guide for the time period and relevant amount of refund if you leave the
school before it is finished.

Prior to the first class session: 100% During the fourth week of classes: 60%
During the first week of classes: 95% During the fifth week of classes: 50%
During the second week of classes: 85% Beyond the fifth week of classes: 0%
During the third week of classes: 70%

Amount needs to be in GBP (£)

Amount needs to be in GBP (£)

Amount needs to be in GBP (£)


Criminal Offences

Liability, Consent, Commitment and Termination of Involvement


Though every effort is made to provide a safe environment, Youth With A Mission Limited, their agents, employees and volunteer assistants are insured against loss or injury caused by the negligence of Youth With A Mission Limited.

Accordingly in the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by Youth With A Mission Limited, participation in a Youth With A Mission Limited organised programme, event or outreach is entirely at the participant’s own risk. All participants are required to have adequate medical insurance for all phases of their involvement with Youth With A Mission Limited, including repatriation for serious illness and in the case of death.

CONSENT FOR TREATMENT – an emergency provision

In the event that I am unable to sign a consent form due to incapacity, I hereby give my consent for any treatment/medical intervention deemed necessary by the attending health care professionals. Whilst YWAM will make every effort to contact my next of kin/emergency contacts, there may be situations where this is not possible. I, therefore, give permission for YWAM to act in my best interests. I recognise that in an emergency situation it is standard operating procedure to always act in the interest of preserving life.


I have completed all portions of this application truthfully and to the best of my knowledge, and if accepted by Youth With A Mission Limited, I will, under God, abide by the spirit, authority and schedule of the programme.

I understand that the Discipleship Training School consists of both the lecture phase and the field placement phase, and that by completing this application, I am making a commitment to both phases of the school.

I confirm that I have read the Financial Policy Sheet and understand that payment of my school fees must be made upon or before my arrival at the school (unless prior arrangements have been made). I therefore undertake to pay all personal expenses during my involvement with YWAM.


Youth With A Mission Limited reserves the right to terminate my involvement with them, if I am found to have misled YWAM in any way or if my conduct is prejudicial to the good running of the school or to the reputation of YWAM. I have read this form and accept the terms set out in it.

Please check the box to cofirm that you have read and agree to the Liability, Consent, Commitment and Termination of Involvement policies.


  • Please complete all sections of this reference.
  • If you need more space to answer a question, please use a separate blank document or send us an email to registrar@ywamharpenden.org saying PERSONAL HEALTH DISCLOSURE EXTRA INFORMATION
  • Husbands and wives must supply separate medical references
  • We reserve the right to ask you to have a medical reference completed by a medical doctor (or psychiatrist if appropriate), depending on the advice of our Medical Officer

give permission for medical information to be reviewed by YWAM’s medical office (ie registered nurse, medical doctor, psychiatrist or suitably qualified allied health professional) for purposes of assessing my suitability for service with Youth With A Mission. 

I give permission for the release of relevant medical information to the Youth With A Mission Medical Officer in consultation, if necessary, with the school leader only.



Have you ever had or been treated for any of the following?

Yes No

List all the SERIOUS ILLNESS and OPERATIONS you have had in the past. (This means any illness requiring hospital admission, treatment from your doctor for an illness lasting more than one month, or any illness that may have an affect on your health both now and in the future) Please also state the outcome and whether there are any residual problems.

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Have you experienced any of the following:

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Disclosing information in this section does not necessarily preclude you from acceptance. These questions are to help us assess whether YWAMs lifestyle is suitable for you at the present moment.


If these are not available in your country, we will require you to have them within one month of arrival, at your own expense. (This form is not complete until this section has been answered)

Due to our close living conditions, we require all staff and trainees to be up to date with their vaccinations including:

(we require booster within last 10 years, especially if travelling to developing nations)



Please try and select people that have known you for at least two years and please don’t choose close family members.

Church Minister or Leader Confidential Reference

Teacher/Employer Confidential Reference

If you are currently in YWAM Harpenden, your reference should be your school leader or line leader. 

Mature Christian Friend Reference

Review and Submit

On the next page you can review your full application. If there are any changes you need to make you will be able to go back through your application. 

Once you have reviewed your application please click confirm at the bottom of the review page to send to us.

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