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Learn with like-minded adults in the beautiful, tranquil settings & accommodation of Northern College, South Yorkshire.

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Learn a New Skill

Find a new passion and explore a new career

Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Rated by Ofsted as an Outstanding Provider


of short course students felt motivated to progress their learning in 2018/19


of students passed our Access to Higher Education Course in 2018/19


Northern College really exceeded my expectations. I've had five offers from universities.

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I'm now in a position to study my dream course at university.

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Northern College made it possible for me to study my Bachelors, Masters and PHD. I am now a tutor in professional policing.

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This wonderful place made me realise how accessible education is for all.

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What do you want to study?

Access to University

Social Studies

Health & Social Care

Community & Social Action

Business & Enterprise

Digital & IT


English & Maths

Personal Wellbeing

Outdoor Learning


Why choose Northern College?

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Stay and study on-site with us

Fully focus on your studies by staying on-site with us.

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Explore our gardens

We have acres of National Trust gardens and parkland to explore right outside our building.

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We’re Outstanding

We’re rated by Ofsted, the UK education standards office, as Outstanding.

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Our pass rates are excellent

We have outstanding pass rates, to ensure our students achieve and progress.

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We support you all of the way

We have a whole team to support you through your studies to make sure you do well.

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We're only designed for adults

Make new friends and study alongside like-minded adults as part of our unique learning community.

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