We think you’ll love what you see when you come to visit us at one of our open events. These run throughout the year and you can attend as many as you like to get advice, see the facilities and talk to tutors as well current students.
Our prospectus and website contains all the information you’ll need to know about study programmes and your college experience. But there is no replacement for seeing it all for yourself at an open event.
We’d like you to register here before you come to an event so we know to expect you. It also means we don’t have to delay you when you arrive by asking for your details. We collect them at registration so we can keep in touch and make sure you feel welcome before you enrol.
|Autumn Term - First half term||Monday 8 September 2014 to Thursday 23 October 2014|
|Study Review Week||Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October 2014|
|Autumn Term - Second half term||Monday 3 November 2014 to Friday 19 December 2014|
|Spring Term starts||Monday 5 January 2015|
|Study Review Week||Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February 2015|
|Teaching stops for Easter break||Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April 2015|
|May Day Bank Holiday||Monday 4 May 2015|
|Half Term Week||Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2015|
|Teaching stops for Summer Break||Friday 26 June 2015|
|Level 3 results published||Thursday 13 August 2015|
|Level 2 results published||Thursday 20 August 2015|
|Autumn Term - First half term||21 September 2015 (Yr 1)/ 28 September 2015 (Yr2)|
|Study Review Week||Monday 26 October 2015 to Friday 31 October 2015|
|Autumn Term - Second half term||Monday 2 November 2015 to Friday 18 December 2015|
|Spring Term starts||Monday 4 January 2016|
|Study Review Week||Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2016|
|Easter break||Thursday 24 March to Friday 15 April 2016|
|Summer term starts||Monday 18 April 2016|
|Summer break starts||Friday 27 May 2016|
|Monday||8.45am - 5.15pm|
|Tuesday - Thursday||8.45am - 9pm|
|Friday||8.45am - 5pm|
|Saturday||9am - 4.30pm*|
* Lower Mounts only
|Monday - Thursday||8.45am - 5.15pm|
|Friday||8.45am - 5pm|
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.
A publication scheme is a requirement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Act promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring the College to make information available proactively, through a publication scheme.
Northampton College’s scheme follows the model publication scheme produced for further education colleges by the Office of the Information Commissioner.
The publication scheme is a guide to the information we make available to the public as part of our normal business activities. The information covered is included in the following classes:
The scheme is not a list of actual publications, because these will change as new material is published or existing material revised. It is however, the College's commitment to make available the information described.
A publication scheme must set out the classes, or categories of information published. It must make clear how the information described can be accessed and whether or not charges will be made.
Accessing information covered by the publication scheme
To request information available through our publication scheme, please contact:
Freedom of Information Officer
Where possible we intend to progressively publish all documents covered by the scheme in electronic format via our website although at present most documents are available in hard copy only.
You have the right, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to request any information held by a public authority which it has not already made available through its publication scheme.
Requests should be made in writing and, in general, public authorities will have 20 working days to respond. They may charge a fee, which will be calculated according to fees regulations. They will not be required to release information to which an exemption in the Act legitimately applies. However, public authorities may be required to explain to the applicant why they are not releasing information and they may also have to justify this to the Information Commissioner.
It is important that this publication scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how our scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to the named contact above.
If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the Freedom of Information Act:
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Ofsted recorded a judgement of ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness as the outcome of its full inspection of Northampton College in February 2013.
The whole-college inspection judged that success rates were high in the majority of subjects, that teaching and learning was good, and that college resources were of a very high quality.
The result represented the best outcome from an Ofsted inspection in the College’s history and provides fitting recognition of the considerable progress the College has made over recent years in improving the quality of teaching and learning, alongside its significant capital re-building programme that has delivered world class facilities for our students.
The inspection report highlights exceptionally positive feedback from our students whom Ofsted recognised as valuing their college experience and contributing very well to college life.
The report is an important document that will provide the foundation to ensure even greater progress in the future. Ofsted’s judgements have provided us with a clear agenda to follow in making Northampton College an outstanding place to learn.
The Ofsted report notes that:
Read the latest Ofsted report in full
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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|
|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 Disciplinary Policy||Request in writing|
|Alcohol and Drugs Policy||Request in writing|
|Student 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
|Student 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|