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Life beyond A Levels - the compelling alternatives ensuring a fit-for-purpose next generation workforce

7 Sep 2018

Life beyond A Levels - the compelling alternatives ensuring a fit-for-purpose next generation workforce

Education is changing. The tried and tested model of GCSEs, A Levels and University, for so long seen as the...

Industrial Placement programme offers ‘perfect pathway’

6 Sep 2018

Industrial Placement programme offers ‘perfect pathway’

Northampton College is working with 50 of the county’s leading employers to create the perfect pathway for the workforce of...

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.

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.

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A career in accountancy and finance awaits for Thomas Harbottle, who is off to study at London’s City University having secured exceptional A Level grades at Northampton College.The 18-year-old from...

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