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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.

Community is more important than ever these days. If you want to make an impact on your community, but don't really know how, then Northern College will help you to find the way forward. Any one of the short courses is a great place to start, and our tutors will be there to help you to plan the rest of your pathway.

Nicky
Nicky Straughan Curriculum Manager

Study Community & Social Action with Northern College

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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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student pass rate for 2020-21

95%

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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