The college has a Social Centre, where students can play pool, watch television and socialise. Some learners find the location of Northern College ideal for activities such as cycling and walking. The surrounding countryside is beautiful at all times of the year and footpaths are well-signposted. Students have free admission to the National Trust of Wentworth Castle Gardens whilst they are on courses here. The local sports centre, Barnsley Metrodome, offers our students access to a wide range of sports and leisure activities including swimming, five-a-side, badminton, a climbing wall, sauna and fitness suite.


The college’s catering service aims to provide a wide range of high quality food for a broad range of tastes and dietary requirements. The Catering Service is constantly seeking to update and improve the levels of service available.