We know that one of the most important choices your son/daughter will make is how best to continue their education, and we’re delighted that they are considering Northampton College for their next destination.

This page outlines the key information you may need to help your son/daughter make their decision.

By choosing to study at the fifth best college in the country, your son/daughter will benefit from high quality teaching, excellent achievement rates and top-class facilities. We also look to ensure our students are happy and fulfilled while studying with us, and offer a wide range of trips, enrichment activities and a students’ union.

  • Visiting the College

    We hold Open Events throughout the year, and you can attend as many as you like to see our fantastic facilities, meet teachers, and find out more about our wide range of courses. It’s the best way to find out what it’s really like to study with us. We endeavour to make all our events completely accessible. However, if you have any specific needs or require additional facilities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Applying for a full-time course or apprenticeship

    You can apply for a full-time course online. Please ensure your son/daughter submits a contact email address and mobile number with their application, as this is how we acknowledge the application and send any offers.

    We will let applicants know, by email, if the College would like to make them a conditional offer based on them meeting the specified entry requirements.  

    If your son/daughter's predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for them, we will contact them either by telephone, email or text. If you son/daughter has told us that they have some additional support needs, we will contact them to find out more so that we can help.  

    If your son/daughter applies to study A Levels, our experienced Enrolment team will consider their application carefully and invite them to attend an interview from April onwards. 

    If your son/daughter is looking to apply for an apprenticeship, there are several ways to do so depending on their circumstances - for more information, please visit our Apprenticeships page.

  • Starting college

    On the day before GCSE results day, your son/daughter will receive a text from the College, asking them to confirm they’ve met the entry requirements for the course and they would like to join us in September. If they haven’t met the entry requirements, they can request a callback to discuss their results or request further guidance. Please note that courses become full very quickly – so don’t miss out!

    Once your son/daughter's place has been confirmed, they will be invited to attend a course induction, which is likely to take place during the first week of September 2024.

    They must not book holiday for this time as this is a compulsory part of their course.

  • Supporting our students

    We offer a variety of support for students at Northampton College, from careers advice and personal tutors, to finance and personal support.

    • Additional Learning Support - this department has been graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and provides support for students with additional needs, or those in need of personal support.
    • Financial support – Students may be eligible for help with any additional costs of coming to college, subject to meeting the specified criteria.
    • Getting to college - No matter where you live, we will help your son/daughter get to college. All three of our campuses are easily accessible by foot, car, bicycle or public transport.
    • Careers Programme - At each stage in their learner journey your son/daughter will be supported and encouraged to reach their potential and consider a range of career options beyond college. Our Careers Calendar lists the main elements of careers information, advice and guidance that students may encounter in their time at Northampton College. For more information, you can read our  pdf Careers Programme Statement (203 KB) .

    All students also benefit from the use of our impartial careers advice and guidance service while studying with us. Our dedicated Futures team is on hand to provide information to students about all options available and also offer telephone advice appointments - please call 0300 123 2344 to book a slot.

  • Life after college

    94% of our students go on to further study or employment once they have achieved their qualification. The Futures team provide one to one support with both UCAS and student finance applications. All Level 3 students will have tutorials on these topics and there are parent information events where you can find out more.

    There are also plenty of progression opportunities for your son/daughter, whether it be to the next level of their course, or onto a University Level course that is equivalent to the first year of an honours degree.

  • Keeping in touch with you

    If your son or daughter is aged under 19, we will keep you fully informed about their progress and attendance. You will be sent a written report at least twice a year.

    You are welcome to contact the College at any time with any questions or concerns. With careers advisors and exceptional teaching and support staff, we are here to guide students every step of the way.

    If you have any unanswered questions, you can fill out our online enquiry form or chat to an online agent to ask any questions you may have about college life, by clicking the 'Let's Chat' icon in the bottom right hand corner.

    Our enrolment team is also available 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday – please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0300 123 2344 to get in touch.