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 ...

Foundation Award in Theology, Ministry and Mission

An introduction to studying theology for those who would like a taster, or to build confidence studying towards a degree after a break or for the first time.

WELCOME! Come and explore theology, ministry and mission in our friendly, supportive and diverse Christian College.

  • Our methods of teaching and learning are 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

This course helps students:

  • Prepare for lay ministry and mission in the world
  • 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
  • For some students the Foundation Award represents the first step in exploring preparation for recognised lay and ordained ministries

It aims to be accessible to students with a wide range of educational backgrounds and professional and personal circumstances.

It can be studied full time over a half year, or part time over up to two years. 

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