18 Jun

CANCELLED: Thinking Theologically about Higher Education

Due to recent announcements from the UK Government, it has been ...

22 Jun

Summer School 2020: Spirituality in Contemporary Culture

Led by Glen Marshall and Graham Sparkes with contributions from Sam ...

09 Jul

Lay Preachers Conference 2020

PRAYER – Conference for Lay Preachers’ and Worship ...


A Christmas Reflection – 2019

Sometimes tears are unexpected. Most mornings for me begin in the ...

New Staff Appointments for 2019-20

Northern College is delighted to announce the appointment of two new ...

A Christmas Reflection – 2018

Lo He abhors not, the virgin’s womb My son was at that age when ...

Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission

The Certificate Course offers a broad basis to help deepen your understanding of faith and its practical application in your context. Areas of study include the Bible, Mission, Worship, Pastoral Care, and Theology.

We offer:

  • A warm welcome to study in a supportive and diverse Christian Community, set in lovely grounds and easily accessible from Manchester City Centre.
  • Teaching and learning that is always attentive to God’s calling in YOUR life, church and community.
  • Flexible entry requirements – see our Entry Requirements guide
  • Flexible attendance; part-time and full-time study, mid-week and weekend options
  • Student loan funding available for those who qualify

This course aims to help students develop in many ways, including being:

  • open to the questions, insights and ongoing formation generated by attentive study of Scripture
  • passionate and prayerful advocates for the mission of God;
  • clearer about their vocation in the church and the world

It helps students:

  • Become more fully equipped for Christian life and service in the world
  • Become more informed about the Christian faith
  • Some students will be preparing for ministry and mission among children and young people
  • Or, for service in third sector and statutory organisations as well as in churches

If you would like to apply, or have any questions, message us at or telephone us on 0161 249 2504