LIFE Church Leadership College students are currently unable to access government student loans, however the LIFE Church Leadership College is registered with an organisation called Stewardship. Through our link with Stewardship it is possible for students to receive an extra 22% of funds donated to them if they are given through Stewardship. So a gift of £1000 can become a gift of £1220 through their help. This money can be used to pay tuition fees, but students can also use it to support their day-to-day living costs such as rent or food bills.
For more information visit the Stewardship website and look at the bible college students section.
Bradford is a large city with a population of 500,000. The city centre is about 20 minutes walk from the church campus and has many shops and other places that students might find employment.
In the current UK economic climate finding work anywhere is a challenge, but jobs are there if you are willing to look hard and put together a strong CV. We will support students in their job search where possible.
We often enroll couples with children on the course. Sometimes the couple may both be doing the course, other times only one of them will be doing the course. If you are a couple and you are thinking of re-locating to Bradford to come and study with us, please get in touch with us and we can put you in touch with other couple who have made the same move previously and might be able to help you with the specific challenges that this brings.
There is no age limit to come to LIFE Church College and the course is designed for people of all ages. The main group of the class is predominantly 18 – 30 year olds who come and study with us just before or just after university. The rest of the class are then a spread of different ages and many mature students have enjoyed studying with younger people.
Yes, we organise individual open days based on your travel arrangements and availability. Visits can happen any time when regular classes are on – this would need to be Tuesday – Friday during term time. Please contact us if you have a specific date in mind.
You will have an opportunity to sit in on a class or two and spend some time with someone from the College team. You are welcome to bring your parents or pastors with you on this type of visit. You are also welcome to visit the church on any Sunday you wish to; we can arrange for you to speak to someone from the College team when you visit if you contact us ahead of time.
We make provisions for this on an individual basis. We can provide extra support where necessary and also tailor particular aspects of the course to an individual’s physical capability. If you feel like either of these apply to you, please make us aware as part of the interview process and we can discuss this further with you.
Students are all placed into seminar groups, which are small groups that meet weekly as a part of the course timetable. They are led by members of our pastoral staff and volunteers and are a great space for students to discuss what’s going on in their lives, pray, challenge and support one another.
Additionally, as students work alongside the staff team in their placement they have regular opportunities to talk through anything they may be struggling with. The College team is always available for conversations, and as a church we can signpost students to further pastoral support and professional counselling if required.