elanur hudutcu"Caring for and helping people really interests me. Coming to Northampton College has helped me on the road to ultimately becoming a clinical psychologist.

"It was refreshing to discover that the course is very different to being taught at school. I particularly like the style of teaching, you’re given the opportunity to answer your own questions, work as a group and benefit from presentations.

"The units are really interesting and are taught by motivating teachers, which has inspired me to do well at the same time as helping me to retain the information. I now apply what I have learnt to everyday situations with family and friends. The course has given my confidence a boost and helped me to understand different aspects of my work placement at a mental health care home for the elderly. The course has provided me with a pathway to success."

alicia olejniczak"The quality of teaching at college was superb. I learnt a lot of useful new skills which I am now using every day in my art. The teachers pushed me and helped me to develop new ideas. They gave me a lot of freedom to explore my creative side and experiment with new processes and techniques.

"I’m now studying Fine Art at the University of Nottingham which I’m really enjoying. I’ve started to combine lots of different styles within my work, such as film and photography and that’s definitely something that I picked up from college.

"It’s a great place to study and meet new people. College gives you the chance to really focus on what you want to do and explore one particular subject in a lot of detail. I’d recommend it to anyone."

jack shepherd"I love hairdressing as I get to work in a really creative environment and I enjoy working with clients. I struggled at school but Northampton College has been really supportive and helped me to build my confidence back up and gain experience in the workplace. My assessors on the hairdressing course were brilliant and allowed me to build a rapport with clients and get over my anxiety. They really put me at ease and were so supportive.

Working in the salon at Rocco & Co throughout my Apprenticeship has been amazing and I’m now back at college to do my barbering, adding another string to my bow. It’s a good skill to have for the future.
I’ve loved my time at college learning from such a diverse group of not just staff but also other students as well. Being with such a wide mix of people opens your eyes to different ways of doing things and you take on board methods and techniques you might not have been aware of previously. It’s been a brilliant experience."

maia reid"Some of my friends were already on the course and I was inspired to join them after watching their cabaret show. I left school after my GCSEs and it was great to know what direction I was heading in. I gathered some information about the course and never looked back. I can honestly say I adored it and learnt so much about the industry and ultimately what universities look for.

"I now attend Laine Theatre Arts and believe I wouldn’t be here without the support of my tutors – I couldn’t be more grateful for their faith in me."

josie case study"Having a career in food was always something that I wanted to do. My Level 3 Catering Course at Northampton College was amazing, it was an awesome experience. I enjoyed it so much and learnt so many skills I would do it all again without a doubt.

"To get my foot in the door, I worked at The Plough in Shutlanger as a pot washer and said I wanted to be a chef one day. That led me to doing my college course. The team were great and encouraged me to put everything I was learning into practice. I now work there full-time as a chef.

"During my third year at college I was named Chef of the Year and given the opportunity to work at Raymond Blanc’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons for a month. It was a great experience. Studying at Northampton College has opened up a lot of opportunities for me and I’m now working on launching my own cake company."

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