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Skills for Life and Work

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From self-management, teamwork and building your confidence to getting you prepared for work, we have the right courses for you. 

Our Student Support Team will work with you to design a pathway so that you can achieve your ambitions.

Here at Northern College, you can access a range of courses which will develop your skills and behaviours, helping you to become more competitive in the jobs market. You can learn the kinds of skills which will transfer into any workplace setting and build your confidence around getting into work.

Nicky Straughan Curriculum Manager

Study Skills for Life and Work with Northern College

Drop down the sections below to see our available courses

The staff and tutors are amazing and can give you the confidence to achieve your goals. Cannot recommend this place enough. 

Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Rated by Ofsted as an Outstanding Provider


student pass rate for 2021-22


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


Student stories

“Northern College changed my life. A year into studying here I got a job and then became a supervisor.” - Michelle

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Absolutely amazing beautiful place. Can’t fault anything about. Adult education at its best.

Absolutely beautiful place to learn, stunning scenery to help set you at ease with staff and tutors that go above and beyond. I can't express how much Northern College has helped me.

Absolutely loved my time at Northern College and would recommend to everyone as it's the best thing I did.

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. 

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