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.
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.
We often enroll couples with children on the full time 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. Alternatively, the short courses might be more appropriate for families with children as they allow flexibility around work and childcare.
As students work alongside the staff team in their ministry area, 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.
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 full time 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.