Department: Community & Social Action - Northern College
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Community & Social Action

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If you want to improve your community and support those in your local area these courses are a great place to start.

You may already be part of a community group or a volunteer and want to develop your skills with an accredited course or have had some time out of work and education – our Student Support Team will create a pathway just for you to achieve your ambitions.

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This college has helped me so much and given me so much confidence in my courses and in myself. Beautiful place to learn, make good friends. They are like a family and all help each other.  

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of students rated the College as good or outstanding in supporting them to improve their confidence to learn

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“I am enjoying being back in education - learning, meeting awsome people and getting my confidence back.” - Craig

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I would recommend  Northern College to anyone looking to develop a long term academic career in a safe and healthy environment with loads of inspiration and caring staff to work with.  

I was made to feel that I did matter and that I was worthy. I was encouraged and supported when I thought I couldn't do it. Despite all the failures I had previously had at other places, I did it at Northern College because I was supported by people who believed in me.

Awesome tutors and a very friendly place. I wish I was still there. 

Great tutors and services. They will listen to you if you have any issues or questions, and will do their best to help you. It’s a relaxing atmosphere and stunning views of Wentworth castle. Love this place.

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Why choose Northern College?


Where to start

If doesn’t matter where you are in your learning journey – we can help you find the best place to start.

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Fully focus on your studies by staying residentially with us.

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We can offer you all the advice you need about course fees, funding support and Advanced Learner Loans.

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Life at Northern College

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