Principal's welcome

Welcome to Northumberland College

At Northumberland College you will be treated as an individual and given opportunities to study subjects you may not have tried before, as well as opportunities to grow and develop so that you are prepared for your next steps, whether this is university or starting out in the first stage of your career.

We believe in giving you a learning experience that is as close to real life as possible in order for you to be properly prepared for your future.  Our aim is to support you in the best way possible to ensure you succeed.

As a student at the college you will be able to undertake your Passport to Employment - an innovative journey encompassing all sorts of ways in which we will help you develop all the skills that employers expect, prepare you for work and increase your chances of gaining a positive outcome such as gaining a job, progressing to Higher Education or starting your own business for example.

To help make your learning as real as possible and develop these skills under pressure we have a network of enterprises across the college including:-

  • MOT and Service Centre
  • Zoological Gardens tourist attraction
  • Activity Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Salons
  • Tea room
  • Equine Centre
  • Farm
  • Dog grooming parlour
  • Weddings, Events and Conference Centre
  • Enterprise Hub

We have around 6,000 students and work with over 1,000 employers across the North East including small businesses and larger enterprises.

We offer a wide range of courses from full and part-time Vocational courses, Apprenticeships, Higher Education courses and Professionally Accredited courses.




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