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Music students to benefit from new link-up with library of online tutorials

19 Nov 2019

Music students to benefit from new link-up with library of online tutorials

Music students at Northampton College will have access to more than 1,000 online tutorials and lectures delivered by some of...

Students impress at Food and Drink Awards

15 Nov 2019

Students impress at Food and Drink Awards

Hospitality and catering students grabbed the opportunity to showcase their skills on one of the county's biggest stages with both...

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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Northampton College has joined the fight for fair funding for colleges, calling on government for better investment in colleges and fair pay for college staff.
 
The‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign is an opportunity to highlight the brilliant work that goes on in colleges, and the brilliant staff that make it all possible. It is also our opportunity to push for better investment in colleges, and fair pay for college staff. Despite making great efficiencies over the last decade, there is a strong consensus that that colleges need major investment to secure their long-term futures for them to be able to support the economy, communities, and individuals. The UK’s industrial strategy identifies skills as an issue across a range of priority sectors and the need for action to avoid shortages. Without thriving colleges, this priority will not be met.
 

We are calling on the government to commit to a long-term funding plan for colleges, that:

  • Invests in young people by increasing funding to £5,000 per student
  • Invests in skills so that no-one is left behind, and more people reach advanced levels
  • Invests in the college workforce to close the pay gap with schools.

Our students have been blogging on what college means to them – click below to find out more.

A Helping Hand by Matthew Cox

Four Things I Love About Northampton College by Rebekah Potter

Why Should We Love Our Colleges? by Amy Ball

For more information on the Love Our Colleges campaign, please click here.

 

Students celebrate Colleges Week 2019

 

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.

Alternatively, download our paper application form here, complete both sides in black ink and return to:

Enrolment Centre, Northampton College
Badby Road West
Daventry
Northants
NN11 4JH

Social Sciences

Level 3 

Construction & the Built Environment

Foundation Programmes

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Public Services

Level 1

Level 2

  • Public Services - Daventry

Level 3

  • Public Services - Daventry

Business

Level 1

Level 2

  • Business - Daventry

Level 3

  • Business - Daventry

Motor Vehicle Engineering

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Performing Arts

Level 2

Hospitality & Catering

  • Hospitality and Catering Foundation Programme – Booth Lane

Level 2

Childcare & Health and Social Care

Level 1

Science

Level 1

  • Applied Science – Booth Lane

Music

Level 4/5

  • Creative Practitioner

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Diane Mould

Diane Mould, aged 65, first started learning to read when her husband retired. Diane has overcome her battle with dyslexia passing her entry level one English course and has now...

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