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

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 contractors resume multi-million-pound investment programme at Northumberland College

A leading North East college is using businesses based in the local area to work on its ambitious investment programme, which will support employment within the region and growth in the local economy. After a suspension to non-essential construction work, Northumberland College is set to resume its development project using 9 local construction and building … Continued

College donates to food bank to help those in need

Northumberland College is helping a local food bank feed the vulnerable people and families in crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the college moving to online teaching and learning, unused stock from campus refectories have been passed to the Wansbeck Valley Food Bank to be distributed in Northumberland. Dozens of boxes of crisps, cookies, brownies, … Continued

Student Union May giveaway

This month we’re giving you the chance to WIN a £25 Netflix gift card! To enter: You must be a current Hartlepool Sixth Form student Follow @epnestudentunion and @NorthumberlandColl on Instagram Post the Netflix Giveaway graphic on college social media from 18th May and tag in five of your fellow students. The competition will close on … Continued

Supporting the LGBT+ community

During this time it is hard to find support and have someone to talk to. There are two organisations that are still offering support to the LGBT+ community during lockdown. Visit or for more information.

Supporting your future

Our dedicated Careers team continue to offer 1:1 guidance to all of our students during this time. Email with your queries or to arrange an appointment, The team are also running live sessions every week which you can attend virtually. These will support your progression decisions, help to develop you employability skills and get you ready … Continued