Welcome to Northumberland College
At Northumberland Collge you will be treated as an
individual and given opportunities to study subjects you may not
have tried before, as well as opportunities to grow and develop so
that you are prepared for your next steps, whether this is
university or starting out in the first stage of your
Click here to take a tour of Northumberland
College's campuses and the fantastic facilities with our Principal,
We believe in giving you a learning experience that is as close
to real life as possible in order for you to be properly prepared
for your future. Our aim is to support you in the best way
possible to ensure you succeed.
As a student at the college you will be able to undertake your
Passport to Employment - an innovative journey encompassing all
sorts of ways in which we will help you develop all the skills that
employers expect, prepare you for work and increase your chances of
gaining a positive outcome such as gaining a job, progressing to
Higher Education or starting your own business for example.
All the development of a wide breadth of skills in addition to
your main area of study will be recorded and available as a
passport to take away with you.
If you click on the Student Journey TAB at the top of the
website home page you will see more detail on all the areas of the
Passport to Employment.
To help make your learning as real as possible and develop these
skills under pressure we have a network of enterprises across the
- MOT and Service Centre
- Zoological Gardens tourist attraction
- Activity Centre
- Tea room
- Equine Centre
- Dog grooming parlour
- Weddings, Events and Conference Centre
- Enterprise Hub
We have around 6,000 students and work with over 700 employers
across the North East including small businesses and larger
We offer a wide range of courses from full and part-time
Vocational courses, Apprenticeships, Higher Education courses and
Professionally Accredited courses.
I am proud that we are a high performing college with an overall
success rate of 86% which is above the national average. We have
excellent feedback from student surveys. I am also proud to lead a
passionate team of over 400 staff operating across five
We also externally test where all our students go after
graduating and am delighted to be able to report that 91% of our
students go onto that positive outcome mentioned earlier.
All of our students have the opportunity to graduate at
wonderful ceremonies at the end of the academic year.
Whether you are an existing student, prospective student,
parent, teacher, employer or partner you will find Northumberland
College to be an organisation committed to providing the highest
levels of support.
New facilities include a luxury hair and beauty salon, 40-seat
modern restaurant, state-of-the-art motor vehicle, engineering and
construction workshops at Ashington, and brand-new teaching block,
arboriculture workshops and tractor workshops at Kirkley Hall.
We are in the process of building a new STEM Centre and Equine
Centre ready in 2017 and continue to improve student facilities
right across the college.
We therefore offer our students and partners industry standard
facilities and resources and a broad curriculum with progression
opportunities increasing all the way to a full degree at L6 working
with our University partners such as Newcastle, Cumbria and
Our aim is to ensure that all of our students are taught in the
highest quality learning environment.
I would like to invite you to come on a tour of the college with
me by clicking here
This is therefore an exciting time for Northumberland College,
we hope you will enjoy your stay with us and return in the
Principal and CEO