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We are delighted to be working with local teachers and educators across Northamptonshire as part of the #EducatingNorthants programme which was launched with an inspirational day of professional development at the University of Northampton’s Waterside campus.

Northampton College is keen to reach out to schools to help them to understand more about the wide range of technical, professional and apprenticeship options available for school-leavers. By working together, we can make sure that all our young people and their parents are fully-informed about exciting career pathways.

There are several ways in which we can support schools and inspire your students, preparing them for their next steps:

De-mystifying further education

We can help you to broaden your knowledge of post-16 options, putting you in a better position to advise your students and their parents. You can find out:

  • How apprenticeships are available up to degree-level and enable young people to earn a wage while they learn
  • How work placements form an integral part of college study programmes
  • How professional and technical Level 3 qualifications are often preferred by universities as alternatives to A Levels
  • How the new T Levels will work
  • How students can continue into higher education, remain at college and save money.
If you would like us to come into school and talk to your colleagues as part of a training session, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01604 734030.


Careers advice

Our Futures careers advisers are available to provide advice and guidance within the local community including as part of visits to schools. They will be happy to discuss how they can support your careers education and guidance programme, by attending a careers fair, delivering an assembly or workshop, or arranging a taster day for your students.

If you would like to book an activity, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01604 734030.


Ignite the Spark

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Our ‘Ignite the Spark’ initiative offers local secondary schools the opportunity to participate in a series of exciting activities to support the teaching of STEM subjects.

One-day events planned for 2019 include:

  • Masterclasses in science and maths led by the National Space Academy.
  • A Construction Engineering Festival which will provide local schools with the opportunity to participate in challenges and interactive workshops, led by TeenTech.
  • Hands-on workshops to introduce students to a range of tech and digital careers across broadcast media.
  • The Big Rig challenge which involves pupils competing against other local secondary schools to install a solar-powered water system on a large scaffold system.
Contact Victoria Murphy, Head of Marketing on 01604 734342 to find out more or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Teachers can and do change lives. They get students interested in and excited about what they are learning. Many of our teachers are highly trained professionals from industry with specific knowledge of their subject area. They are committed to providing our students with the best possible educational experience. They are proud of the achievements of their students and they are passionate about their profession.

To discover more about the people behind the whiteboard, we interviewed tutors from a variety of different subject areas to find out why they are proud to teach.

Find out what they had to say in the videos below:

Paulami Ganguly

Additional Learning Support

Sophie Pennington

Art & Design

Andrea Brown

Business

Reena Gohil

Childcare

Mark Bradshaw

Construction

Sharon Gray

English

Paige Cronje

English

Hayley Davies

English

Rachel Maughan

Fashion

Vikaas Mistry

Games Design

Lindsay Curson

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Laura Thorpe

Health and Social Care

Rhianna Coe

Maths

Andrew Loveridge

Media and Games Design

Johnny Mattock

Music

Suzanne Lewis and Jess Smith

Performing Arts

Helen Russell

Public Services

Lesley Stevens

Science

Lauren St Hilaire

Sport

We strive to provide excellent quality teaching in a supportive environment and we have recently been rated as ‘Good with Outstanding features’ by Ofsted!

Here are a few comments that highlight the amazing work our tutors do every day:

“Teachers and assessors are well qualified and most have current vocational and industry experience, which they use to spark students’ and apprentices’ interest in the subject.”

“Teachers direct questions skillfully to students to check and deepen their understanding, developing their confidence in using technical and often complex terminology correctly and fluently.”

“Teachers have high aspirations for their students and apprentices and set high standards for conduct and appearance. As a result, students are well behaved in lessons and in social spaces.”

“Teachers have high expectations of their students – they agree challenging targets and grades for them to achieve, monitor progress closely and provide them with feedback that helps them to improve.”

Read the full Ofsted report here.

To find out more about our wide range of courses, speak to tutors or see our fantastic facilities please register for our upcoming Open Event here.

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be an apprentice? ‘An evening with our trailblazers’ is great opportunity to find out more about what you need to do to become an apprentice, what careers are available and which employers are offering them.

The event will take place at our Booth Lane Campus on Wednesday, 6 March from 6pm – 7pm as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

  • Meet employers who recruit apprentices and talk to them about different career paths – often the best motivation and advice comes from industry professionals.
  • Talk to current apprentices about their experience of being an apprentice.
  • Discuss your current situation with our advisors and tell them what you’re looking for.

Blaze your own trail and book your place today or call 01604 734323 to find out more.

 

 

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