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working togetherNorthampton College conducts an open process for the selection of sub-contractors to work with the College. The College will ask all sub-contractors to complete a full due diligence questionnaire in line with Skills Funding Agency (SFA) guidelines.

The College is currently interested in working with a subcontractor or subcontractors offering programmes for adult unemployed learners, particularly in the Northampton area. Any prospective sub-contractors should, in the first instance, contact:

Steve Rankine, Director of Finance
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five students at booth laneOur purpose is to provide high quality further education and training for Northamptonshire people and businesses. The College's mission is to enhance the lives of our students and other customers, helping them to reach their potential through learning.

Northampton College is one of the largest general further education colleges in the region with around 10,000 students and a turnover of over £28M. We employ around 500 permanent members of staff and around 300 working on a flexible basis. Staff are given every opportunity to develop their skills and we are committed to supporting a professionally-qualified and experienced workforce.

We offer a broad range of full-time and part-time courses, many funded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

In addition, we offer higher education courses in partnership with the Universities of Northampton and Warwick, and offer support to a range of other organisations including the voluntary sector.

We work closely with other further and higher education providers in Northamptonshire including Moulton College and The University of Northampton. We also partner with the Rights & Equality Council, the local Chamber of Commerce and other organisations as part of our mission to become the college in the community.

We support more than 4,000 full-time students, most of whom are aged 16-18 across a wide range of subjects. We also have strong links with local schools and Northamptonshire County Council.

We collaborate with a number of employers across the county, many of whom sponsor courses and engage our students in work experience and career opportunities.

Public Value Statement

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At Northampton College you will receive some of the best in education and skills development in state of the art facilities. We aim to ensure that you can reach your potential. This means that we are committed to your further education. Around 9,000 students choose to study with us and this number is growing.

When you study at Northampton College you can expect to develop your academic, professional, technical and employability skills as well as your maths and English. Whether you are looking for a beginner’s course, a Level 2 or 3 course or a university-level programme, we will have a course for you. We also offer Apprenticeships.

Parents and carers

We encourage you to be involved with your son or daughter’s education. Your support will make a tremendous difference to your child achieving their potential – we particularly want you to support their further progress in gaining a GCSE at grade A-C in maths and English. See our Parent and Carer Handbook for more information about what you can expect from us and what we expect from students. The guide will also tell you about some of the schemes that will help students get the most out of their time here.

If you can offer a young person work experience at your place of employment, please contact the Business Centre on 01604 734323.

Our achievements

Over the last four years our pass rates have improved. In 2016, 96% of our students passed their course.

  • We have state of the art facilities at Booth Lane and Lower Mounts in Northampton and Daventry. 
  • 8 out of 10 students are happy with their course
  • 93% said their teaching was good
  • 97% of employees were happy with the courses we offered them
  • We have received the The Reading Agency’s Gold Award for five successive years.
We are aiming to be the College of choice through our leadership, recruitment, teaching and learning. Northampton College is committed to ensuring that every student is valued, supported and respected. We want you to be the best you can be.

Click here to view our annual report.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to provide high quality further education and training for Northamptonshire people and businesses. The College's mission is to enhance the lives of our students and other customers, helping them to reach potential through learning.

Northampton College is one of the largest general further education colleges in the region with around 9,000 students and a turnover of over £30M. We employ around 500 permanent members of staff and a further 300 work on a flexible basis. Staff are given every opportunity to develop their skills and we are committed to supporting a professionally-qualified and experienced workforce.

We offer a broad range of full-time and part-time courses, many funded by the Education Funding Agency (ESFA).

In addition, we offer higher education courses in partnership with the Universities of Northampton and Warwick, and offer support to a range of other organisations including the voluntary sector.

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