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Working in partnership to support our communities 

February 1, 2024

On the 31st of January we held a Community Stakeholder workshop that saw attendees from a wide range of services come together to help us understand what courses we can provide. 

Guests from services such as Shaw Trust Working Win, DWP, Abdullam, Horton Housing, South Yorkshire Housing, Growth Company, Rotherham MBC Employment Solutions & Human Kind came together to help us not only shape our curriculum but find out the needs of them and their service users.  

Working in close partnership with service providers is the only way that we can successfully support those in need across Yorkshire. 

‘The event was a great success, allowing a dedicated time for us to collaborate with the local community, hearing their thoughts about how our curriculum can support individuals who access their services to make positive progression whether that be to employment or to grow those softer skills.’
Steph Eyre, Curriculum Manager 

The workshop is the first in a series to shape the types of courses we offer to build confidence, improve skills and boost employability.

About us 

Based at the grade 1 listed Wentworth Castle within 60 acres of National Trust gardens, the college provides short community courses and academic and vocational qualifications.  

Northern College students benefit from learning with other adults, residential accommodation so they can focus on their studies and free access to National Trust gardens.  

The college prepares learners to return to education, gain employment or make a career change through residential learning and specialist support.  

The college’s new strategy commits to three themes:   

  • Being sustainable, including growing the curriculum in line with regional and national priorities, and maximising the estate.  
  • Elevating the college’s profile and becoming recognised as a leader in adult education regionally and nationally.  
  • Continuing to offer high quality inclusive education and training. 

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