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Northumberland College prepares to welcome new students at summer enrolment events

Northumberland College prepares to welcome new students at summer enrolment events  
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Northumberland College’s summer enrolment event starts next week at its Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses.

Earlier this year the college achieved its best ever Ofsted result, being rated good and it has some of the highest student success rates amongst colleges in the region with the latest figures showing a 90% success rate for students aged 16 to 18 and an overall achievement rate of 95%.

Young people who are awaiting their GCSE and A Level results and their parents can speak to the college's award winning team of advisers who are on hand to provide help and support. The college offers a wide range of vocational courses for both 16 to 18s and mature learners.

Figures published in February by the government's Business, Innovation and Skills department showed an increase in Apprenticeships within Northumberland of more than 14% during 2012 so an Apprenticeship is a good alternative to traditional study for many people. The college offers over 40 Apprenticeship subjects.

There is also a range of Higher Education courses on offer including HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees and those looking to develop higher level skills will find college more cost effective than other providers, with the same government backed loans available.

The college's summer enrolment events run from 19 to 31 August at both its Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses and on various dates at its Berwick and Hexham centres, visit the college's website for dates and times.

New students will be part of a college community of over 5,000 students across the college's campuses and will have access to brand-new industry standard facilities, some of which are planned to open in September 2014 as part of a £9m campus investment scheme.

For more information on courses people may visit www.northumberland.ac.uk where there is a new applications system that enables website visitors to save applications to a personal 'my applications' area.