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Are you stuck in a job that isn’t for you? Have you always dreamed of a different career but feel unsure where to start? Do you want to work in an industry which is seeing rising demand?


Northern College offers a wide range of courses to support you to make that change. These includes but not is not limited courses for the following careers.

  • Health Care
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Business and Leadership
  • Social Sciences
  • Criminology and Psychology
  • Community Development.

Growing employment sectors

We respond to sectors where there is rising demand for adults to fill job roles and the key skills employers need in the workplace. We also build the key skills employers want into our course programme.

For example, did you know that there is a boom in demand for Health and Social Care skills nationally, with job postings for these roles in the UK increasing by 22 per cent from April 2020 to April 2021 (House of Commons Library: LMS in the UK Regions, May 2021). This, alongside regional employer priorities, have informed the development of our current health and social care programme.

There is significant growth in demand for jobs related to our other curriculum areas too, including education, digital skills across all sectors, and business and enterprise.

To explore a new career, why not try one of our one-day career transition days?


Not been in education for some time?

Don’t worry. You will be joining a community of like-minded adults who come to us to start a new chapter in their lives. This can be at entry level to build your confidence or define your specialist area, or higher-level study.

You may also have worked in a high-level role for some time, but are missing some lower-level qualifications you need to progress onto a new career and access further study. We can also support you to progress if this you.

We will assess your application to make sure you are on the best course for you, to enable you to achieve. Our specialist team is also available to support you to progress and achieve your goals.

Our Student Support Services team is also here to help.

Start your new chapter with us today.

We will support you every step of the way to achieve your goals as part of our unique adult learning community.

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