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Placements

NTC has extensive experience with placement-based courses

The courses integrate academic study with ongoing fieldwork. Both the BA (Hons) Theology (Youth and Community) and the BA (Hons) Theology (Practical Theology) have fieldwork at the very heart of their delivery.

The NTC teaching week is designed to give students dedicated time at the end of each study week to work with their placement organisation: this may be in a church or para-church organisation; an organisation in the statutory sector; a community-based project; a chaplaincy setting; or any of the other range of placements which form part of NTC’s network of partner organisations.

Some placements are in urban settings; others suburban; some in rural or coastal contexts. All are chosen to be within easy reach of the College, and must deliver the mentoring and support that developing professionals will need.

Some placement locations will provide accommodation as part of their commitment to their student: in other cases, students live in College accommodation and travel to their placement setting.

Main Placements

    • Students will normally be in a Main Placement with you for 13 hours per week between September and May
    • Placement hours are usually spread across the end of the week and over weekends (Wednesday evening to Sunday evening)
    • Youth and Community students will journey with you for the three years of their course, and Practical Theology students will join with you for one year as part of their Main Placement
    • We welcome a range of contexts to enable students to gain a depth and breadth of experience
    • This is a great opportunity for churches or organisations, not only to welcome new people into their teams, but also to help invest in the development and nurture of emerging leaders – we all remember our own journeys and those who were able to support our training!

Alternative Placements

    • Students on the BA (Hons) Theology (Youth and Community) course complete a full-time (37 hours), 6 week placement at the end of the their first year of study
    • This enables students to immerse themselves in a setting distinctly different to their Main Placement and further develop their experiential learning
    • Alternative Placements usually take place between May-September at the end of the student’s first year of study
    • This is a great opportunity for churches or organisations who have specific projects that run through the summer months.

Churches and organisations interested in hosting a placement student should Contact Us directly if you would like further information about hosting a student with your church or organisation.

To help ensure the quality of placement learning and the student experience NTC is a member of ASET (the Work Based Learning and Placement Learning Association) and follows the ASET Good Practice Guide for Health and Safety for Student Placements.