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A student on a short course looks endearingly towards the Theology lecturer Photo: Marlena White
NTC Learning Centres

As part of its commitment to support quality flexible learning, NTC delivers selected undergraduate course units off-site at locations in Glasgow, Cornwall, and Garstang.

These classes are delivered by the NTC teaching team, usually in a combination of weekend and evening classes, to allow access to study for those who have other commitments during the day.

This allows you to study ‘on your doorstep’ in small, engaged classes: lots of opportunity to get your teeth into some serious material. Whether you are exploring a call to ministry, wanting to be a better-informed Christian in your workplace, or an active minister looking for some robust continuing education, these classes make an attractive option.

Students can take these classes for audit or for credit. Classes taken for credit contribute to the range of awards you can receive through the College (up to 60 credits). For a student ‘at a distance’, they can be combined with units taken by videoconference, and with units taken on the NTC campus (in intensive study format) to complete the Certificate in Theology.

See individual centre details below for units, dates and registration.


Garstang Learning Centre

The Garstang Learning Centre is a partnership with the Free Methodist Church

Garstang Free Methodist Church,
Windsor Rd, Garstang
PR3 1ED

Pattern of study

Five Monday evenings in Garstang and two Saturdays (at NTC, Manchester) spread across three months.

Each class begins with a taster session on a Monday evening which you can come to free of charge and without committing to the rest of the course. The taster session provides an introduction to the unit but is also aimed to be a stand-alone event for those who are interested in the topic being presented. Why not come as a group and use this as a part of your weekly small group meetings or home groups?

Autumn 2018 Class

BS4120 Biblical Backgrounds

As you read the Bible have you ever wondered about some of the place names that are mentioned, some of the names and people who are part of our Christian story, or the significance of other cultural and religious groups encountered throughout scripture? This unit takes a deeper look at the historical, cultural, and religious contexts into which the Bible was born.

Come and join the free taster session on Monday, September 17th 

Dates

  • Monday Sept 17th (Taster Session)
  • Saturday September 22nd (@NTC, 9:30am-4:00pm)
  • Monday September 24th (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Monday October 8th (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Monday October 22nd (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Monday October 29th (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Saturday November 10th (@NTC, 9:30am-4:00pm)

Spring 2019 Class

PT5220 Growing Healthy Churches

A practically relevant unit that examines the growth and development of the local congregation from the perspective of Church Growth theory.

Dates

TBC

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Cost for Garstang Learning Centre: £90 to Audit the class; First 6 units for Credit £225 each unit.

CLICK HERE for more details of costs.

Contact Sue Sainsbury in Garstang for more information or to register your interest.

Email Louise at NTC for further information about the content of the unit.

*25 spaces available on full course. Minimum number of 8 people per course. Course may be subject to cancellation if minimum numbers are not pre-registered.

Cornwall Learning Centre

The Pool Learning Centre is a partnership with the Free Methodist Church

The Light and Life Centre
Fore Street, Pool
Cornwall
TR15 3DZ

Pattern of study

Three weekends (Friday evening/all day Saturday) spread across three months.

Each class begins with a taster session on a Friday evening which you can come to free of charge and without committing to the rest of the course. The taster session provides an introduction to the unit but is also aimed to be a stand-alone event for those who are interested in the topic being presented. Why not come as a group and use this as a part of your weekly small group meetings or home groups?

Autumn 2018 Class

PT4130 Spiritual Formation

Through this unit, students are introduced to a variety of Christian spiritual traditions and approaches to prayer. This practical unit offers the opportunity for personal spiritual engagement with God through prayer exercises as well as academic learning.

Come and join the taster session on Friday, September 28th ‘An Introduction to using the Bible in Prayer’.  

Dates

  • September 28th/29th
  • November 9th/10th
  • December 7th/8th

Spring 2019 Class

PT4103 Evangelism: Theories and Strategies of Evangelism

An examination of holistic approaches to evangelism, and a critical reflection on the Church’s approaches to evangelism.

Dates

  • February 1st/2nd
  • March 1st/2nd
  • April 5th/6th

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Cost for Cornwall Learning Centre: £90 to Audit the class; First 6 units for Credit £225 each unit.

CLICK HERE for more details of costs.

Contact Nigel Argall in Cornwall for more information or to register your interest.
Email Louise at NTC for further information about the content of the unit.

*25 spaces available on full course. Minimum number of 8 people per course. Course may be subject to cancellation if minimum numbers are not pre-registered.

 

Glasgow

The NTC Glasgow Learning Centre meets at:
1345/1351 Gallowgate,
Glasgow,
G31 4DN.

Visit our Glasgow Learning Centre page