patAt Northampton College you will receive some of the best in education and skills development in state of the art facilities. We aim to ensure that you can reach your potential. This means that we are committed to your further education. Around 9,000 students choose to study with us and this number is growing.

When you study at Northampton College you can expect to develop your academic, professional, technical and employability skills as well as your maths and English. Whether you are looking for a beginner’s course, a Level 2 or 3 course or a university-level programme, we will have a course for you. We also offer Apprenticeships.

Parents and carers

We encourage you to be involved with your son or daughter’s education. Your support will make a tremendous difference to your child achieving their potential – we particularly want you to support their further progress in gaining a GCSE at grade 9-4 (A*-C) in maths and English. 

If you can offer a young person work experience at your place of employment, please contact the Business Centre on 01604 734323.

Our achievements

Over the last four years our pass rates have improved. In 2016, 96% of our students passed their course.

  • We have state of the art facilities at Booth Lane and Lower Mounts in Northampton and Daventry. 
  • 8 out of 10 students are happy with their course
  • 93% said their teaching was good
  • 97% of employees were happy with the courses we offered them
  • We have received the The Reading Agency’s Gold Award for five successive years.
We are aiming to be the College of choice through our leadership, recruitment, teaching and learning. Northampton College is committed to ensuring that every student is valued, supported and respected. We want you to be the best you can be.

Click here to view our annual report.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to provide high quality further education and training for Northamptonshire people and businesses. The College's mission is to enhance the lives of our students and other customers, helping them to reach potential through learning.

Northampton College is the leading general further education college in the region with around 9,000 students and a turnover of over £30M. We employ around 500 permanent members of staff and a further 300 work on a flexible basis. Staff are given every opportunity to develop their skills and we are committed to supporting a professionally-qualified and experienced workforce.

We offer a broad range of full-time and part-time courses, many funded by the Education Funding Agency (ESFA).

In addition, we offer higher education courses in partnership with the Universities of Northampton and Warwick, and offer support to a range of other organisations including the voluntary sector.

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