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Students celebrate stunning set of exam re-sit results

17 Jan 2019

Students celebrate stunning set of exam re-sit results

The latest maths GCSE re-sit results have summed up a stunning year for Northampton College – with 83 per cent...

Students in pole position for F1 work experience

18 Dec 2018

Engineering students at Northampton College will have the chance to secure work experience with the F1 World Champions thanks to...

football training workshop 2019Experience what it’s like to train as a professional footballer at our free one-day Football Training Workshop on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 from 10am – 1pm.

The workshop is led by former Crystal Palace, Northampton Town, Manchester City and Arsenal player, Eddie McGoldrick and includes a tour of our sports facilities, one to one skills development training, and a series of practice matches so you can get to grips with what you have learnt. All you need to bring with you is appropriate sports clothing.

We have teamed up with the Foundation Academy of Premier League Crystal Palace Football Club to deliver football training at our Booth Lane campus for students aged 16-18 as part of our Level 3 Football and Education programme. This workshop will provide you with a taste of what the course offers and the opportunity to meet like-minded peers.

If you would like to take part in this event, please book your place here.

exciting new coursesNorthampton College has added a number of new full-time courses to its range for September 2019.

Further details will be available soon. In the meantime, please call our Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344 to request a course descriptor or come along to our next Open Event to find out more.

Humanities & Social Science

Level 3 
  • Forensic Science and Criminology - Booth Lane & Daventry

Construction & the Built Environment

Foundation Programmes
  • Multi-skills
Level 1
  • Trowel Trades – Booth Lane
  • Carpentry, Joinery and Theatre/Film Set Production - Daventry
  • Construction Multi-skills - Daventry
  • Painting, Decorating and Interior Design - Daventry
Level 2
  • Brickwork and Hard Landscaping – Booth Lane
  • Plastering and Decorative Moulding – Booth Lane
  • Carpentry, Joinery and Theatre/Film Set Production - Daventry
  • Painting, Decorating and Interior Design - Booth Lane & Daventry
Level 3
  • Carpentry, Joinery and Theatre/Film Set Production
  • Painting, Decorating and Interior Design
  • Plumbing and Heating

Public Services

Level 1
  • Public Services – Daventry
Level 2
  • Public Services - Daventry
Level 3
  • Public Services - Daventry


Level 1
  • Business - Daventry
Level 2
  • Business - Daventry
Level 3
  • Business - Daventry

Motor Vehicle Engineering

Level 1
  • Transport Maintenance (Heavy Vehicle) – Booth Lane
Level 2
  • Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles – Booth Lane
  • Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles – Booth Lane
  • Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction) – Booth Lane
Level 3
  • Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction) – Booth Lane
  • Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles – Booth Lane

Performing Arts

Level 2
  • Musical Theatre

Hospitality & Catering

  • Hospitality and Catering Foundation Programme – Booth Lane

Childcare & Health and Social Care

Level 1
  • Childcare & Health and Social Care


Level 1
  • Applied Science – Booth Lane


Level 4/5
  • Creative Practitioner

retouched ofsted pic 2Ofsted has endorsed the achievement of Northampton College’s highest ever success rates, recording a judgement of ‘Good’ with outstanding features following its latest inspection.

The whole-college inspection, carried out by a team from Ofsted during the week of Monday, 29 October 2018, judges that teaching and learning are good, pass rates are high and that college resources are of a very high quality.

The report reveals special praise for the college’s High Needs provision, which is rated ‘outstanding’ – the highest possible grade. It states that High Needs students make exceptional progress with their independent living skills and with their achievement of qualifications.

Other highlights include:

  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Most teaching enables students and apprentices to develop good standards of practical skills rapidly.
  • The large majority of students make good progress.
  • The college has increased the proportion of students who achieve their qualifications.
  • The college uses its good links with employers and the local community to ensure that the courses it offers meet local and regional skills needs.
  • Students improve their skills in English well. They quickly learn to use vocational and technical terminology precisely and confidently.
  • Students and apprentices make good progress in improving their mathematics. They carry out relevant mathematical calculations accurately and interpret the results confidently.
  • Teachers have high expectations of their students. They agree challenging targets and grades for them to achieve.
  • Students gain from the expertise of teachers who are vocationally qualified and up-to-date with industry practices.
  • Students and apprentices enjoy their learning and most produce work of a high standard.
  • Teachers and assessors make good links between theory and practice. Students in particular make rapid progress in developing practical skills at college.
  • Teachers direct questions skilfully to students to check and deepen their understanding. They develop their confidence in using technical and often complex terminology correctly and fluently.
  • Students make good progress in developing their confidence, self-esteem and skills for work.

Ofsted inspectors find that students and apprentices feel safe at college, on work-experience placements and at work. They also comment that student behaviour is exemplary.

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 on our continuing journey to excellence across the College.

A full copy of the Ofsted report is available online at


Terms and Conditions

This promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), excluding employees of Northampton College and their families and its agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

Parental consent required for any entrant who is under 18 years of age.

The closing date for this promotion is Friday, 16 November 2018 at 6pm. Any surveys received after this time and date will not be entered in to the prize draw.

How to enter: No purchase necessary. Answer our survey and you will be automatically entered into the promotion. One entry per person only.

The prize is £15 worth of Amazon vouchers and the winner will be drawn at random from responses received under independent supervision and will be contacted by email/telephone by Monday, 19 November.

In the event the claim for the prize is not received by Northampton College within 28 days of prize notification, Northampton College reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement and award the prizes to a reserve selected at the same time as the original.

The prize will be available for collection from Booth Lane reception only.

No responsibility can be taken for entries which are lost, delayed, corrupted, damaged, misdirected or incomplete or which cannot be delivered for any technical, delivery or other reason. Numerous factors outside the control of Northampton College may interfere with the operation of the website.

There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part except in the event of circumstances outside its reasonable control, Northampton College reserves the right to substitute an alternative of equal or greater value. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by Northampton College, the winner is not allowed to transfer the prize to anyone else.

Northampton College reserves the right to verify the winner and withdraw prize entitlement or refuse to award the prize where there is, or Northampton College has reason to believe there is, or has been, a breach of these terms and conditions including multiple entry or the spirit of the promotion has been compromised.

The name and county of the winner will be available by calling 01604 734342 within 3 months of the closing date. By entering this promotion, you consent to the use of this information being used in this manner.

The winner agrees to reasonable post event publicity by the promoter with no further recompense.

Any question concerning the legal interpretation of these terms & conditions will be based on English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Promoter: Northampton College Booth Lane, Northampton NN3

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