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We are proud members of the Welding Institute Certification Scheme for Welder Training Organisations (CSWTO), working in partnership with
The Welding Institute (TWI), the leading professional engineering institution for people involved in welding and joining.

As members of TWI, you can be sure that our fully-trained tutors, facilities, equipment and teaching materials meet the standards required by the CSWTO. Our welding engineers are qualified to work according to the main international welding standards.

We can provide training and accreditation if you work in any of the following roles:

• Fitter Welder

• Pipe Fitter

• Maintenance Welding Operative

• Sheet Metal Worker

• Plater Fabricator

• Welder.

Our training is delivered in accordance with BSEN 6947 to the following welding standards:

• BSEN 287

• BSEN 9606


• BSEN 4872.

All weld testing is underwritten by TWI and the independent testing service UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).

Click here to see a detailed course descriptor.

We also offer training under the Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection Personnel (CSWIP) if your goal is to qualify a Visual Welding Inspector. No specific experience is required but it is recommended that candidates possess a minimum of six months' welding-related engineering experience and two years' industrial experience.

This qualification is suitable for:

• Welders

• Operators

• Line inspectors

• Foremen who undertake visual examination of welded joints

• Quality control staff associated with welding

• Staff who need basic training in welding inspection coupled with a qualification in this field.

Click here for the detailed course descriptor.

Contact us for more information on our welding programmes through our Active College Training and Information System
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construction groupshot buildingsiteNorthampton College is seeking to recruit staff who have a strong interest in education and training within Construction and the Built Environment to support our new curriculum.

We are looking for industry professionals to join our courses as teachers to help train the next generation of builders, plumbers and decorators and teach pioneering new techniques aimed at equipping the workforce of the future with the very latest skills.  As well as skilled trades learned through Apprenticeships or full-time Study Programmes, students will be able to access pathways that lead to careers in civil engineering and build environment project management.

We need:

• Staff to teach theoretical and practical aspects of our courses
• Assessors for Apprenticeship programmes
• Technicians to support students in practical workshop settings
• English and maths tutors
• 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.

Presentations will run at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm to provide an overview of the new curriculum.  

Click on the date below to book your place and drop in anytime between 4pm and 7.30pm:

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 4pm – 7.30pm

Northampton College, Booth Lane, Northampton NN3 3RF

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Courses will be offered in the following disciplines:

• Painting, decorating and interior design
• Carpentry, joinery and theatre/film set production
• Bench joinery and furniture production
• Plumbing and Gas Engineering
• Electrical Installations and Security Alarm / Surveillance Systems
• Wall and floor tiling
• Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
• Brickwork and Landscaping
• Plastering – solid and fibrous
• Environmental Technologies – solar thermal, pv, GSHP, ASHP
• Construction Project Management
• Building Services Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Surveying
• Construction Plant Repair and Maintenance
• Construction Plant Operations
• Welding and Fabrication
• CAD and BIM
• Rail Sector Engineering
• Maths, English and IT

This promotion is open to Adult Learner Loan students of Northampton College excluding employees of Northampton College and their families and its agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

How to enter: No purchase necessary. Complete the Adult Learner Loan survey by Friday 15 December 2017 and you will be automatically entered into the promotion. One entry per person only.

The prize is a set of Apple AirPods in white. The winner will be drawn at random under independent supervision and will be contacted by email/telephone on Monday 18 December 2017.

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 need to be collected in person from Northampton College, Booth Lane, Northampton NN3 3RF.

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 right to take up 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 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 3RF.

 northampton college 17c5154Take a look behind the scenes of our life changing films and discover the real student stories that inspired us to re-create their life changing moments.

Dave left education at the age of 16 to look after his mum, brother and grandad. This meant that when he was finally able to start his A Level programme at Northampton College he was older than his fellow students. He also had to deal with some serious health issues of his own, which caused him to miss a lot of his studies. However, through hard work and dedication Dave succeeded in catching up and was a model student.

Unfortunately, Dave's grandad died the same week as his final exams which was obviously a very difficult time for him. Despite this, he achieved the grades he needed in chemistry, biology and business studies to secure a place at the University of Brighton to study Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences.

Dave aims to pursue a career in pharmaceutical research and feels that he has plenty of options open to him now that he has finally got his life on track.

Nick is hard of hearing, but this never stopped him from fully engaging with staff and his peers at college or pursuing his dream career. Nick has always had a passion for journalism and despite the setback of his local newspaper closing down, Nick's determination and drive has meant that he now works in London as a reporter for the Daily Star.

Nick hopes to become the editor of his own publication one day and says he loves what he does every day.

Engineering student Matthew is in pole position for an exciting career in the world of Formula 1 after landing an Apprenticeship with world champions Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP).

Matthew was a hugely dedicated student, always arriving in college well before his peers each morning and staying on after hours to complete his portfolio.

He was one of just seven apprentices selected by Mercedes from over 500 applicants. By the end of his Apprenticeship he hopes to be working on components used in the power units of cars driven by Grand Prix stars such as Lewis Hamilton.

Amelia became one of Northamptonshire's youngest Special Constables at the age of 19. She finished an intense three-month training programme with Northamptonshire Police, which she completed alongside her full-time course at Northampton College. Amelia has said her main focus is to help the local community and has volunteered for hundreds of hours in her role as a special constable.

Amelia would like to work for the police force full-time in the future.

Josiah was shy and reserved when he first started his acting course at Northampton College, however through support and encouragement from his tutors and his own determination to succeed, Josiah has now built his confidence enough to take on lead roles in college performances.

Josiah hopes to go to university to study acting and eventually perform on the stage.

Turn your dreams into a reality with a life changing course at Northampton College!
Click here to book on to one of our advice and gudance sessions.


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