NTC is academically validated by the University of Manchester.
The College offers certificate, diploma, and degree courses, from BA through to PhD, which are validated by The University of Manchester, and so carry the “quality kite-mark” of the University.
This academic partnership with The University of Manchester, established in 1992, built on a twenty year tradition of degree granting, first through a sister institution in Canada (from 1973), and then through the CNAA (Council for National Academic Awards).
Students benefit from the ability to use The University of Manchester library, just a short bus ride away from NTC’s Didsbury Campus. Graduation is also held in the University’s Whitworth Hall. Postgraduate students are invited to participate in the research seminars and lectures held at the University, most notably the Erhardht Lectures on Thursday afternoons during term times.