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Cliff College provides theological education and training with a particular focus on mission and evangelism. Historically, Cliff was a Methodist Lay Training college. Today our student body is both lay and ordained and from a range of denominational backgrounds. We offer full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses with residential and non-residential options, as well as a growing programme of training and development courses and retreats.

Alongside our courses we have a busy conference centre, a team of evangelists and a linked gap year, thriving international work delivering training and support to Christians throughout the world and an exciting annual Festival of word and music.

The College is overseen by the Senior Strategy Group, made up of the principal and three senior members of staff. This group provides leadership, oversight and vision, working in a collaborative way through regular meetings with curriculum leads, line managers and other key members of staff. The Senior Strategy Group reports to the Cliff College Committee, the College’s managing trustees, who meet three times a year and offer strategic oversight and accountability. The Cliff College Committee report to the Methodist Council, who have ultimate responsibility for the College.

Cliff College has its own learning platform through TheologyX which is called ‘CliffX’.