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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.

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students sitting on bench in the courtyard at booth laneOur mission is to provide our community with the opportunity to develop through learning.

College vision

As an inclusive general further education college, we are committed to serving our learners by:

  • Identifying and focusing on key strands of provision
  • Providing the highest quality learning experiences
  • Employing new technologies to underpin learning
  • Working closely with employers and others to meet the needs of the economy
  • Working in the local community to widen participation in learning
  • Promoting partnerships that deliver responsive and coherent learning provision

College values

  • Respecting and helping each other
  • Engaging people through teaching with expertise and enthusiasm
  • Developing people through learning
  • Bringing out the best in each other
  • Playing a positive role in our community

In line with our Mission, Vision and Values, we have developed a Strategic Development Plan.

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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1056 56680The 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.

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.

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