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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

student services 1Before you can start your course, you will need to have attended an interview and been offered a place. If you missed your course interview, don't worry - just drop-in to Booth Lane on Thursday, 4 July between 3pm and 6pm.

There's no need to book an appointment, just turn up!

Northampton College is proud to announce that it is now one of the top 10 best-performing colleges in the country.

Data released as part of the latest 2018/19 National Achievement Rates Tables (NART) shows Northampton College is placed 7th out of almost 200 colleges for 16 to 18-year-old education and training, up from 11th in the previous year’s rankings.

The rating cements our position as the leading provider of Further Education in the region, South East and among the very best in the whole country, thanks to a continued and determined focus on ensuring each individual student reaches their full potential.

The data has revealed that 96 per cent of Northampton College students pass their course, coming out as the best college in the South East Midlands region for timely achievement at level 1, 2 and 3. Performance in maths and English is also comfortably above the national average, with the college ranked in 13th position for maths and 18th position for English.

Northampton College is officially rated by Ofsted as ‘Good with Outstanding features’ – with a £4.75million Advanced Construction Engineering centre now open at Booth Lane and plans in the pipeline for a state-of-the-art Digital Academy.

*16-18 timely student achievement rate.
Source: DfE National Achievement Rate Tables 2017/18

What have we done to achieve this?

  • Focus on each student as an individual

  • Outstanding support for students, backed up by Ofsted:

    • "Staff are committed to ensuring students reach their full potential."

    • As a result, students make good progress in developing their confidence, self-esteem and skills for work. “Teachers and support staff work very well together to support students in lessons. They provide highly effective support that is proportionate to students’ needs."

    • All college staff have embraced an ethos of support for students which means there are negligible gaps in performance between different groups of students. “Students value highly the support for learning they receive both in and out of lessons.” (Ofsted)

  • Very effective target setting and progress monitoring to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students, particularly those aged 16-18.

  • Rapid and specific intervention to bridge gaps

  • Whole college mentoring and support

  • High expectations of what are students can achieve

  • Inspirational teaching, learning and assessment practice

  • High overall pass rates for 96% of students

  • A credible record for GCSE English and maths with pass rates of 96.2% and 96.8% respectively - 4% above the national average.

Enter our prize draw by applying online for a full-time course before 30 April and you could win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers in our free prize draw.

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