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    Go to the area you are interested in studying

    Take a look around and find out more information about what you want to study.

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    Read about the benefits of studying as an adult

    There are so many positives to studying as an adult and we have lots of courses to choose from full-time to flexible part-time courses that fit in around your lifestyle.

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    Need to know more about how we can support you?

    Head over to our expert and friendly support page to find out everything from financial support to how we can help you reach your true potential.

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    Want to speak to a member of our team?

    Join a live chat conversation where we can answer all of the questions you have.

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    Have you spoken to everyone you need to?

    Then what are you waiting for? Apply now and start your journey to an exciting future!

With our range of courses especially for adults (aged 19 and over), there’s sure to be one to help you achieve your goals. You can even fit your studies around your lifestyle and family or work commitments.

Our recruitment and teaching staff are available via live chat and over phone to talk you through how we can help you to achieve your goals!

Watch our handy video to find out how you can access live chat and speak to our supportive team!

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Reasons to study as an adult:

  • To get back into education or gain a qualification
  • To learn a new skill or keep your mind active
  • To meet new friends or develop an interest
  • To progress your career or embark on a new one
  • To achieve a lifelong ambition or take on a new challenge

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Benefits of studying as an adult

Improve mental wellbeing. Learning a new skill, or enhancing an existing one, can improve and maintain your mental wellbeing and keep your mind active.

Develop your self-confidence. Studying will provide you with a sense of achievement and empowerment as you develop confidence in your own skills.

Improve your quality of life. Studying will allow you to become more motivated to improve and learn, and will help you to achieve a sense of self-fulfillment.

Increase your earning potential. Studying will help to expand your skillset, improve your prospects for progression and will give you the competitive edge when applying for a promotion or new job.

Improve your ability to succeed. You may wish to study in order to validate your knowledge and experience and to show what you are capable of, which will increase your ability to succeed.

Develop a support network. Studying will enable you to meet like-minded people, who you can network and collaborate with and share good practice.

Choose the direction of your future. You will gain access to more career and life opportunities so you can be in control and choose the direction your future takes.

Investing in your future with outstanding new facilities.


Why choose Northumberland College?

We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.

Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.

Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.