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We are committed to supporting each of our students in every aspect of college life.

From advice on study skills to personal support and finances, you can learn about our cross-college student support, or read on to find out more about the additional support on offer for our university level students.

Applying for a course

We recommend that you apply for your chosen university level programme as soon as you can, to give yourself time to apply for a Student Loan from the Student Loans Company to cover the fees of the course. It will also give you time to attend our University Level open events and meet staff before you enrol.

You can view our University Level courses using our Course Explorer, then click into your chosen course to apply - this will take you to the University Level application form. If you are currently studying on a level 3 programme at the college and know that you want to continue studying with us by progressing to an HNC or HND, please speak to your tutor who can discuss your options with you.

If you have any questions please contact our Enrolment team on 0300 123 2344 or via email and we’ll be happy to advise you.

Once you have applied we will be in touch, either to invite you for interview or to make you an immediate offer, depending on the entry requirements of the course you have chosen. We will also offer you the chance to visit the College to enable you to learn more about what is involved in studying at University Level at Northampton College. The visit will give you the opportunity to meet staff and current students and to see our facilities and resources and help you in your decision-making.

What can I do after college?

Many of our University Level students go on to complete their degrees at one of many universities across the country for a further one or two years – an extremely cost-effective way of achieving two qualifications. We have close links with the University of Northampton that helps with that progression route if you wish to remain local to complete your degree. HND graduates enjoy this extra year or two and find they do well in their final undergraduate assessments.

Other students successfully go into employment or set up their own businesses in their chosen vocational area or gain promotion within their workplaces.

Fees and costs

University Level course fees
Tuition fees apply to all students. All students can apply for a student loan to pay for their University Level tuition fees. Contact the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344 for further advice and guidance on your eligibility for financial support and bursaries.

Tuition fees for full-time University Level courses are £6,165 each year.
Tuition fees for part-time University Level courses are £3,000 per year.

How to pay
You can pay for your University Level course directly by bank card or bank transfer at our Enrolment Centre. If you apply for a tuition fee loan, this will be paid directly to the College by the Student Loans Company.

Help with the cost of study
You can apply for Student Finance loans to cover your tuition fees and living costs, as well as receive extra help if you have a child, disability or an adult dependant. Funding is available whether you are studying full-time or part-time.

Access for students with learning difficulties and disabilities

Northampton College is committed to promoting and supporting equality and diversity in all aspects of college life.

If you have a disability, such as a long-term health condition, a mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

Student transfers

pdf Guidance for incoming and outgoing transfers (156 KB)