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Staying residentially was the perfect way for me to learn. I really felt part of a learning community.

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Your future starts now. Join like-minded adults to study in a unique environment designed to ignite your passion for knowledge. Alongside your qualification, you will develop skills in resilience and problem solving, preparing you for your career.
 
Discover.
Set in acres of stunning National Trust gardens, Northern College is the ideal spot to concentrate on your studies and future. Our residential accommodation allows you to focus on your education and receive exceptional support throughout.
 
Succeed.
Looking for the skills to achieve your aspirations? Then Northern College is the place for you. Take control of your career goals in surroundings designed to help you to thrive.

Why study with us?

  • Study at a college only designed for adults 
  • Many courses are free for most students, or support is available
  • Staff specialise in adult education and will support you every step of the way 
  • You can apply to study residentially, to focus on your studies and receive exceptional support throughout
  • We have excellent student achievement rates, regardless of entry level
  • Our college is graded as Outstanding by Ofsted
  • We offer a discounted bus service and free parking for students. 

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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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