Coronavirus update

From Friday 20 March 2020, like other colleges, Northern College will be closed for face-to-face activity. Staff will be operating remotely instead.

This follows recent advice from Public Health England and Government guidance about social distancing.

The welfare of our staff and students is paramount. We have around 4,000 learners a year, as a residential college. Therefore, it is important that we consider how we are working to keep everyone safe.

What does this mean for our students?

We are contacting students individually about how this affects them, and any customers who may have planned to hold large events on our site in the short term. We will also cancel a small number of short courses. We will review this on an ongoing basis, and publish any updates on our website and social media channels.

We are operating our accredited courses remotely for our students, and they will have continued support. We are also continuing to take course applications over the phone.

Can I still apply for a course?

We are operating as usual, continuing to take applications and you can apply over the phone or online. Your options are:

  • Telephone 01226 776 000 where our reception team, working remotely, will be there to answer your call. They can also arrange a telephone appointment with our student services team.
  • You can also search for and apply for a course online via our website– This is easy to do and will help us to process your application quickly. 

Our reception team, alongside all our staff and tutors, will all be more than happy to help.

What happens next?

  • We are closely monitoring the situation as it continues to evolve. Further updates will be posted here on the website. Please also check our Facebook and Twitter page for any updates.  If you have any questions, please email
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Information about the Coronavirus

For more information about the Coronavirus:

NHS health advice

Public Health England

Publication date: March 2020