Northampton College is committed to delivering the provisions of the Equality Act 2010. We embrace our statutory duty to fulfil our obligations under the public sector duty for those with protected characteristics and are committed to eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
The College requires its staff to behave according to it values. These values are published and embedded into staff induction and management processes.
As a learning organisation, the College seeks to foster and promote good relations within communities and across groups of people with the aim of positively influencing beliefs and values.
As a further education college, we recognise our duty to:
There are nine protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010:
Please see our latest Equality and Diversity report and action plan here and our Diversity booklet here.
We are very proud of our efforts in supporting students on a wide range of available courses with progression routes from entry level through to Higher Education opportunities. Alongside academic qualifications we have a comprehensive work based offer including apprenticeships.
Our teachers, assessors and support staff are dedicated and experienced professionals and in many cases former industry experts. All staff strive to make the learning experience for students as dynamic and engaging as possible so that time spent here at Northampton College is rewarding and enjoyable.
All of our students have the opportunity to take English and maths qualifications alongside their chosen pathway and this helps them to access the best employment opportunities or progress rapidly within current employment.
Through seeking feedback from students and employers, we update our practice continuously so that it meets our students' individual needs for learning, achievement and future goals.
Our mission is to provide our community with the opportunity to develop through learning.
As an inclusive general further education college, we are committed to serving our learners by:
In line with our Mission, Vision and Values, we have developed a Strategic Development Plan.
The Principal, Pat Brennan-Barrett, leads a senior team responsible for managing the business areas of the College and developing, delivering and managing the curriculum. The curriculum is delivered through six Schools.
The College provides a service for local employers and we respond to their needs through our Business Centre, based at Booth Lane. We can help businesses to access government funding to provide Apprenticeships. We also offer a broad range of training options funded by other organisations such as the European Social Fund (ESF).
Staff are given every opportunity to develop their skills and we are committed to supporting a professionally-qualified and experienced workforce.