About Us

Prepare for innovative Christian ministry

We’ve been based in Didsbury, south Manchester, for over 60 years. In that time, we’ve nurtured a learning community with one aim: to prepare our students for innovative Christian ministry. The academic qualifications and personal experiences you take from your time here will, we hope, be just the start of a lifelong journey.

Whether your interest is in part time, full time, distance or flexible options for study, at vocational, certificate, graduate or Post Graduate level, we have something for everyone.

A faith community that values dignity and equality

Being a student at NTC means being a part of a diverse and dedicated learning community, drawn from a wide range of countries and traditions. NTC is not just an academic community: it’s also a faith community, and a central part of student life is embedded in worship, whether in the regular chapel services, in weekly pastoral care groups, or in the informal spaces in college life where students and faculty meet and talk over a mug of coffee.

A key part of the student experience is beyond the classroom, where learning is embedded in practice. Placements and fieldwork form a core element of many NTC undergraduate courses of study, so that students ‘get their hands dirty’: the cycle of learning, application, and reflection is embedded in the fabric of college life.

NTC has formal links with a wide range of international colleges and universities, and the exchange of students generates a vigorous global dimension to campus life: typically, over 30 nationalities are represented in the student body. The relationships formed during study at NTC are life-changing, and world-expanding.

As a faith community NTC values dignity and equality and seeking for fairness and social justice. NTC Seeks to promote and partner with organisations that stand for these values. NTC is a member of the Micah Network and also is a signatory to the The Birmingham Declaration.

NTC is proud to be a Real Living Wage employer. This is a voluntary scheme and whereas the National Living Wage is set by the government for all workers over 25 years of age, it is not based on what people actually need in order to live. The Real Living Wage encourages employers to ensure their employees earn a wage that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum. These rates are reviewed annually and are independently calculated on the cost of living, based on a basket of household goods and services  https://www.livingwage.org.uk/what-real-living-wage

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