Northumberland College and Northumbria Police join forces 

Northumberland College has agreed a unique partnership with Northumbria Police which will increase students’ awareness of personal safety and encourage good community relations.  The three-year strategic partnership, which will see a dedicated Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) located at Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses, aims to create a safer environment within the college and its surrounding areas.  The PCSO will be an integral part of the Student Services team and will support with student-led … Continued

Green shoots of success for specialist further education college

One of the region’s largest further education colleges is currently experiencing a dynamic phase of growth and transformation. Northumberland College, a specialist land-based and vocational and technical college, has secured its long-term future and created significant opportunities for its students and the local economy as a result of its merger with Sunderland College. Northumberland College, with campuses in Ashington, Berwick, Blyth and Kirkley Hall Ponteland, merged with … Continued

Vocational students celebrate their achievements

The wait was finally over for vocational students at Northumberland College as they celebrated their achievements today. Their results will enable them to progress to a new career, a higher level apprenticeship or university.    The students studied a range of vocational qualifications in areas of key strategic importance such as health, construction, engineering and land-based.     18-year-old … Continued

College launches exciting new courses at Port of Blyth

Northumberland College has launched a range of new engineering and employability courses to meet skills needs in the North East. The college, which is part of Education Partnership North East, will offer a Level 2 Engineering in Offshore Energy for 16-18-year-olds at its new campus from September 2020 at Port of Blyth supported by Port … Continued

College invests in positive mental health for students 

A specialist team at Northumberland College is providing vital mental health support to its students and addressing the growing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on their emotional wellbeing.    The college’s Intensive Support Team, which includes an Intensive Support Manager, Intensive Support Officers, Designated Safeguarding Officers and Counsellors, provides individual and group support to students who … Continued

Northumberland College Zoo reopens to visitors

A popular Northumberland zoo will reopen its doors to the public this weekend with a new name and animals among a host of exciting changes awaiting visitors. Northumberland College Zoo, set in acres of beautiful countryside within the college’s specialist animal management, land-based and outdoor campus at Kirkley Hall, has been closed for the past … Continued

Colleges to continue free meals payment scheme throughout the summer

Education Partnership North East’s colleges have committed to offering free meals to their most vulnerable students over the summer.  The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Sunderland College and Northumberland College, announced the payment scheme would continue to provide vital support to families in need during these difficult times.  Following a campaign by Manchester United … Continued

Ashington Campus shortlisted at Property Awards

Northumberland College’s Ashington Campus–development has been shortlisted at the Insider North East Property Awards.  The multi-million-pound project, which is being managed by real estate consultants Hollis, is a finalist in the Refit and Refurbishment of the Year and Commercial Development of the Year categories.  Building work began in August 2019 to refurbish and upgrade the campus‘ main building, a seven-storey 1950s-built tower block, to … Continued

Local communities to benefit from free distance learning courses

Local communities across the North East will be able to benefit from free distance learning courses throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, thanks to regional college group Education Partnership North East. The college group, which includes Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College, has further developed its range of high-quality distance learning courses so … Continued