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Social Studies

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Social studies is a fascinating area to study and work within. If you are curious about people, behaviours and the world around you these courses are perfect.

Our short courses build introductory level skills in areas such as psychology, criminology, and sociology which you can explore from across the subjects. We can then support you to progress onto our Pre-Access and Access to Higher Education offer which will give you the qualifications and skills to apply for university.

I have been here two months now and I couldn't wish for a better place to study. I'm studying Health Science and it has many interesting modules. My tutors are amazing... Thank you to all the staff at Northern College. You couldn't do your job any better! Cannot wait to progress. 

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Rated by Ofsted as an Outstanding Provider

95%

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

Student stories


“Thanks to my time at Northern College I am about to start my degree. I am one step closer to becoming a social worker.” - Kamisha

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Staff were wonderful and the rooms where lovely.

Fabulous college. Very professional staff. Spectacular residential accommodation. I feel very safe there. 

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

Northern College did and still is changing my life; it changes people too. It opens your mind to your dreams, and makes them a reality.

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