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.
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.
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.
Over the last four years our pass rates have improved. In 2016, 96% of our students passed their course.
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.
The Northampton College Corporation is a non-executive committee that meets monthly to monitor the College's performance and make decisions on strategy, policy and finance. Members serve for a period of four years at a time and give their services without being paid. Collectively the Members of the Corporation are responsible for:
The Corporation was established by Act of Parliament in 1992 and operates in accordance with the Instrument and Articles of Government approved by Parliament in 1999 and Standing Orders and Terms of Reference approved by the Corporation and reviewed annually. The Corporation has also approved a Code of Conduct for its members, which requires members to declare any interests which may conflict with their role as a Governor. The register of interests is available for inspection at the College's reception.
The College has long been recognised as providing a very broad range of education and training provision which meets individual aspirations as well as serving the needs of the diverse and expanding Northamptonshire economy.
Please view the governance meetings calendar for 2016/17 here.
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|Legal framework||Further and Higher Education Act 1992||HMSO Website|
|Instrument and Articles of Governance||Request in writing|
|How the College is organised||Organisation chart||Request in writing|
|Corporation structure||Available on College website|
|Corporation membership||Available on College website|
|Organisations with whom the College works in partnership||Business and community organisations||Request in writing|
|Location and contact details||College site maps and directions||Available on College website|
|Student activities||Student Union||Request in writing|
|Enrichment programme||Available on College website|
|Financial information||Annual accounts||Request in writing|
|Annual budget||Request in writing|
|Financial audit reports||Request in writing|
|Capital expenditure budget||Request in writing|
|Property strategy||Request in writing|
|Financial regulations including procurement procedures||Request in writing|
|Staff pay and grading structures||Request in writing|
|Pensions (Local Govt and Teachers' schemes)||Request in writing|
|REgister of suppliers||Request in writing|
|Contracts||Request in writing|
|Travel and subsistence allowances||Request in writing|
|Corporation and business plans||College Strategic Development Plan||Request in writing|
|Annual Operating Objectives||Request in writing|
|Annual Report||Available on college website|
|Teaching and Learning Strategy/Academic Quality and Standards||Quality Manual||Request in writing|
|Self Assessment Report||Request in writing|
|Quality Improvement Plan||Request in writing|
|Curriculum Development Plan||Request in writing|
|Examinations regulations/timetable||Request in writing|
|External review information||Board minutes||Request in writing|
|Ofsted AAV reports||Request in writing|
|Corporate relations||Links with stakeholders||Request in writing|
|Government and regulatory reports||Ofsted inspection reports||Request in writing|
|QAA reviews of HE provision||Request in writing|
|Annual accounts||Request in writing|
|Board minutes and other groups||Agendas and public minutes of full Corporation meetings||Available on college website|
|Agendas and public minutes of Corporation Committees||Request in writing|
|Diversity Forum minutes||Request in writing|
|Students' Union meeting minutes||Request in writing|
|Safeguarding Group meeting minutes||Request in writing|
|Policies and procedures for conducting college business||Scheme of delegation||Request in writing|
|Standing orders||Request in writing|
|Instruments and articles of government||Request in writing|
|Financial regulations||Request in writing|
|Corporation Code of Conduct||Request in writing|
|Procedures and policies relating to academic services||Student complaints procedure||Available on college website|
|Student appeals procedure||Request in writing|
|Admissions Policy||Available here|
|Assessment Policy||Request in writing|
|Plagiarism Policy||Request in writing|
|Procedures and policies (Student Services)||Full time and Part time course fees information||Available on college website|
|Admissions and enrolment information||Available on college website|
|Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy||Request in writing|
|Data protection guidelines||Request in writing|
|Student Charter/Handbook||Request in writing|
|Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Policy||Request in writing|
|Student Bursary Policy||Available on college website|
|Alcohol and Drugs Policy||Request in writing|
|Student complaints procedure||Available on college website|
|Higher education complaints procedure||Available on college website|
|Additional Learning Support information||Available on college website|
|Safeguarding Policy||Available on college website|
|Current course directory and course information||Full-time
|Students' Union constitution||Request in writing|
|Student Voice surveys||Request in writing|
|Procedures relating to Human Resources||HR Strategy||Request in writing|
|Generic terms and conditions of employment||Request in writing|
|Probationary Policy||Request in writing|
|Grievance procedures||Request in writing|
|Harassment & Bullying Policy||Available on college website|
|Sickness Absence Policy and procedure||Request in writing|
|Capability Policy||Request in writing|
|Disciplinary Policy||Available on college website|
|Staff Development Policy||Request in writing|
|Staff vacancies||Available on college website|
|CRB guidelines||Request in writing|
|Equality and Diversity report||Available on college website|
|Staff/student profiles||Request in writing|
|Appraisal Scheme||Request in writing|
|Health & Safety||Health & Safety Policy||Request in writing|
|Health & Safety Committee||Request in writing|
|Disaster management and Business Continuity Plan||Request in writing|
|Complaints policies procedures||Student complaints procedure||Available on college website|
|Academic and vocational appeals procedure||Request in writing|
|Data policies||Data Protection Policy - student data||Request in writing|
|Data Protection Policy - HR data||Request in writing|
|Fees policy||Tuition Fees Policy||Request in writing|
|Course fee information||Request in writing|
|Lists and registers||Corporation members' register of interests||Request in writing|
|Asset register||Request in writing|
|Disclosure logs||Freedom of Information disclosure log||Request in writing|
|Facilities||College sites||Available on college website|
|Refectories||Available on college website|
|Restaurants||Available on college website|
|Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Salons||Available on college website|
|Student Services/Marketing||Advice and Guidance||Available on college website|
|Access/facilities for students with disabilities||Available on college website|
|Enrichment programme||Available on college website|
|Welfare facilities||Request in writing|
|Course directories and online course information||Available on college website|
|Open Events||Available on college website|
|Information for students||Available on college website|
|Events schedule||Available on college website|
|Media releases||Available on college website|
|Conference facilities||Request in writing|