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Our new Advanced Construction Engineering (ACE) Centre at Booth Lane will be open from September 2019.

Building on the College’s existing Construction, Engineering and Electrical expertise and resource, this new state of the art facility will provide places for up to 350 students and apprentices, and will focus on developing the future skills needed for the most up to date construction and engineering technologies.

We are now seeking to recruit staff who have a strong interest in education and training within Construction and the Built Environment to support our new curriculum.

Courses will be offered in the following disciplines:

• Brickwork, paving and stone masonry
• Plastering – solid and fibrous
• Construction plant mechanics
• Plumbing and gas
• Electrical installations
• Multi Skills – mechanical/electrical
• Painting, decorating and interior design
• Building services engineering – electrical
• Building services engineering - mechanical
• Construction – project management

Coming soon – End Point Assessment Centre for construction crafts, electrical, plumbing and gas.

We are looking for:

• current industry skilled practitioners
• current teachers
• retiring armed forces personnel
• recent university graduates

We need:

• Staff to teach theoretical and practical aspects of our courses
• Assessors for Apprenticeship programmes
• Technicians to support students in practical workshop settings
• Teaching co-ordinators
• Learning Support Assistants.

You do not have to be a qualified teacher/trainer as full support will be provided to help you achieve teaching, training and assessor qualifications. We are offering attractive rates of pay, pension schemes and holiday allowances for those with the skills we are looking for. Full-time, part-time and flexible working opportunities are available.

So, if you’re looking for a new challenge, or want to discover how your skills can transfer to a different sector, don’t miss the opportunity to attend our recruitment fair.

Click on one of the dates below to book your place.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 5pm – 7pm

Northampton College, Booth Lane, Northampton NN3 3RF

For further information, please call 01604 734059
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The 'Daventry Green Project' offers a unique opportunity to take part in one of our free eco-friendly workshops and experience the type of teaching you’ll recieve every day if you join us in September.

There’s an exciting range of workshops to choose from in the subjects we currently offer at our Daventry Campus. You can choose from any of our hour long workshops including how to make money from recycled materials, using natural objects to make children’s toys and creating ocean inspired hairstyles, plus many more!

The event will take place on Monday, 18 June from 4.30pm - 6pm.

Click here to register for your free ticket.

As part of the event, there will be a FREE BBQ and opportunity to mingle with fellow applicants. Friends and family are welcome to take part in the event but they will need their own ticket.

Please note that the workshops will begin at 4.30pm so please arrive no later than 4.15pm.

 

Northampton College is proud to announce that it is now one of the top performing colleges in the country having enjoyed a dramatic four-year turnaround.

Data released as part of the latest 2017/18 National Achievement Rates Tables (NART) shows Northampton College is ranked 11th out of more than 200 colleges for 16 to 18-year-old education and training.

That represents a rise of 198 places in the rankings in just four years, to become the leading provider of Further Education in the South East Midlands and among the very best in the whole country.

The data has revealed that 95 per cent of Northampton College students pass their course, coming out as the best college in the South East Midlands region for achievement at level 1, 2 and 3. Performance in maths and English is also well above the national average.

The data backs up the findings of a recent Ofsted inspection which rated the college as ‘Good with Outstanding features’.

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

What have we done to achieve this?

  • The College was rated as ‘good’ with outstanding features by Ofsted in October 2018.

  • High overall pass rates for 95% of students with 94% progressing to further study or employment.

  • A credible record for GCSE English and maths with achievement rates of 86.5% and 86.7% respectively - 4% above the national average.

  • Improved and robust business and curriculum planning has helped to secure a viable offer for the county and supports the needs of students, employers, the local community, feeder schools and partners for progression beyond further education. In 2017/18, new courses were introduced in construction such as Painting, Decorating and Interior Design, Plumbing and Heating, Carpentry, Joinery and Theatre/Film Set production and Civil Engineering designed to tackle the skills shortages threatening to hit the construction industry in Northamptonshire and beyond. Games Design and Software Development and Coding were added to our Daventry Campus offer, and Tattooing and Illustration was added at Level 3. A new apprenticeship standard in shoe manufacturing was also launched in partnership with the British Footwear Association (BFA).

  • A robust focus on teaching and learning encapsulated in initiatives such as ‘readiness to learn’. Ofsted said “students and apprentices have positive attitudes towards their learning and so they turn up to their lessons prepared and ready to learn.

  • Expectations - Ofsted noted ‘teachers have high expectations of their students’.

  • Progress – Ofsted said “teachers agree challenging targets for their students. They monitor closely students’ progress towards their targets and provide them with helpful feedback that helps them to improve.”

  • Support for students – all 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.” (Ofsted)

  • 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)

  • The student voice is carefully considered and the most recent ‘on-programme survey’ revealed 89% would recommend the College as a place of learning (based on 2,069 responses).

  • The outstanding learning environment, together with a developing culture of high expectation and support gives many students a new perspective on learning, leading to 69% progressing to further study within FE and 5% moving on to HE. A further 15% moved into employment with an additional 5% taking up apprenticeship offers. Leaving 6% who gained part time employment, took a gap year or engaged in voluntary activity.

  • The College maintains strong relationships with its external stakeholders. Successful and productive partnerships with employers, the community, partner higher education institutions and other agencies exist. These strong partnerships support the College in its commitment to facilitate work experience and appropriate progression opportunities for its students.

  • Excellent links are in place with the South East Midlands Local Enterprise partnership (SEMLEP) and the College continues to engage with the skills strategies of SEMLEP ensuring that these are developed as part of its curriculum map.

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