Why us?

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Many students describe a period of short-term intensive study at Northern College as life changing.

On walking down the drive towards Northern College for Adults, you will immediately notice the calm, quiet surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Our college is housed in a Grade 1 listed building set in over 500 acres of National Trust gardens and parkland, free for you to explore during your studies to support your learning. 

But it is the beauty on the inside which makes Northern College so special. This is our unique adult learning community, student achievements and success stories.  

What makes studying here so special, and beneficial for your learning and career goals? Here are just some of the benefits of studying with us:

  • studying alongside like-minded adults
  • residential accommodation so you can focus on your studies and receive wrap-around support
  • acres of National Trust gardens and parkland surrounding our building free for you to explore
  • staff specialising in adult education to support you every step of the way
  • excellent student achievement rates, regardless of entry level
  • a welcoming and inclusive learning environment
  • studying at a college graded as Outstanding by Ofsted
  • discounted bus service and free parking.

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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