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Innovative dish will spark the senses at charity dinner

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High grades on the up at Northampton College as students celebrate GCSE success

22 Aug 2019

The number of Northampton College students achieving high grades at GCSE is on the up – with a focus on...

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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.

 

 

logo websiteNorthampton College has joined the fight for fair funding for colleges, calling on government for better investment in colleges and fair pay for college staff.

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

Matthew’s blog

Rebekah’s blog

Amy’s blog

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

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

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 https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/31/130769

 

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