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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 opportunities 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 can also contribute to the range of awards you can receive through the College. See the individual Centre details below for more details and for information about courses, patterns of study, and registration.


Garstang Learning Centre

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

Knowing God in Christ

In this course you’ll learn to think theologically through a careful consideration of Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ. You’ll discover that theology is not a list of facts about what you believe, but a whole way of thinking about God and the world. This is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the heart of your faith, and will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of how the way we think about Jesus affects the way we live our lives today. Why not consider including this as a part of your local home group programme during the Spring?

Register Here

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?

Up to 60 credits of classes taken for credit through the Garstang Learning Centre can contribute to one of the awards you can receive through the College (with the remaining units completed by on-site study in Manchester). Alternatively, you can complete 100 credits through the Learning Centre and gain the internally-validated Christian Service Certificate (100 credits). Please contact the College if you decide that you would like to work towards one of these qualifications.

Dates, Times and Locations

  • Monday, March 2nd (Garstang Free Methodist Church), 7:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 7th (NTC), 9:00am for 9:30am start-4:00pm
  • Monday, March 16th (Garstang Free Methodist Church), 7:00-9:00pm
  • Monday, March 23rd (Garstang Free Methodist Church), 7:00-9:00pm
  • Monday, March 30th (Garstang Free Methodist Church), 7:00-9:00pm
  • Monday, April 6th (Garstang Free Methodist Church), 7:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 18th (NTC), 9:00am for 9:30am start-4:00pm

Cost and Registration

For the joy of learning £90: This course is open to anyone who has an interest in and passion for, Knowing God through Christ. Come, learn and be equipped with no examinations or coursework.

For academic credit £225: This course can also be taken for NTC credit without committing to a University of Manchester programme. This involves reading and assignments that takes you to a deeper level.

Register Here

Venues

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

Nazarene Theological College (NTC), Dene Road, Manchester, M20 2GU

Course Lecturers

Revd Dr Stephen Wright (Lecturer in Christian Theology, NTC)

Mr Nigel Purcell (MA Theology, Free Methodist Lay Preacher.)

Dr Sue Sainsbury (Coordinator of the NW Regional Learning Centre and Visiting Lecturer at Nazarene Theological College)

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

Email Peter 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?

Up to 60 credits of classes taken for credit through the Cornwall Learning Centre can contribute to one of the awards you can receive through the College (with the remaining units completed by on-site study in Manchester, usually through our week-long intensives). Alternatively, you can complete 100 credits in Cornwall and gain the internally-validated Christian Service Certificate (100 credits). Please contact the College if you decide that you would like to work towards one of these qualifications.

Autumn 2019 Class

Class for the autumn to be confirmed

Watch this space!

Dates

  • 3 Friday evenings and all day Saturdays (dates to be confirmed)
  • Come along to the first Friday evening which is a free Taster Session open to everyone!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE*

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

Ordained Free Methodist or Nazarene Ministers can Audit the class as part of their continuing education for just £30.

CLICK HERE for more details of costs.

Contact Nigel Argall in Cornwall for more information or to register your interest.
Email Peter 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 Learning Centre

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

Visit our Glasgow Learning Centre page


Visit our Short Courses page for details of other flexible learning options!

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