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Begin with short courses introducing you to the different ways in which adults learn. This can lead to teacher training courses (level 3 to 7) giving you the skills to work as a teacher, tutor or lecturer in adult learning. Our BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development course enables people who already hold a level 5 teaching qualification to achieve a degree. You can also view our level 5 to 7 courses here.

What others are saying

My learning journey started at Northern College and yesterday I graduated with a Bachelors Hons degree in Social Work.  
Everyone I’ve met has been great, from the teaching staff to cleaning staff, all really friendly and welcoming. The gardens and grounds are amazing. I’m so glad to be able to study here. 
Two years ago, I first went to Northern College for the first time to do a self confidence course. Approximately eight courses later including counselling and several people skills courses I am now working in a homeless hostel supporting the vulnerable and encouraging them to attend coursers at Northern College.

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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