As an employer, why choose Northumberland College?

Brief Case 

Our Business Development Team deliver quality training that meets business needs

Whatever your business size we have the training solutions to help you develop a qualified, skilled and productive workforce.

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  • Be your first point of contact.
  • Arrange a meeting to discuss your needs and requirements.
  • Support you throughout the training process.

We offer a wide range of qualifications including:

  • Over 40 Apprenticeships
  • Higher Education courses - HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees
  • Professionally accredited courses


We can also create bespoke training for your business and offer flexible solutions that mix work-based training, blended, e-learning and college delivery.


Inspectors said:

"The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good."

"Students benefit from highly skilled and experienced teachers with credible industry knowledge."

"Students make good progress on their course and most move on to employment or higher levels of study."


Our latest success rates are all above national averages:

  • a 90% success rate for 16-18 learners
  • 83% success rate for adult learners
  • and an overall achievement rate on full-time courses of 95%

Your employees will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard including:

  • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
  • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
  • State-of-the-art hair and beauty salons
  • A large motor vehicle workshop with two-post ramps and diagnostic equipment
  • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, trowel occupations
  • Workshops for painting and decorating
  • Electrical installation workshops
  • Workshops for renewable energies
  • A 17th century rural estate with and grade II listed Kirkley Hall
  • The Wansbeck fine dining restaurant
  • Fully equipped commercial kitchens
  • An equestrian centre with indoor and outdoor riding arenas, 25 horse stable yard and specialist equine facilities
  • Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens with over 120 species
  • A veterinary centre and grooming parlour
  • An outdoor activity centre with high ropes and sailing base at Blyth
  • Two farms; at Kirkley and one in the Coquet Valley
  • Victorian walled gardens, over 1,330m2 of greenhouses and a garden design studio

We are investing £6.5m to upgrade facilities at our Ashington campus and £3m at our Kirkley Hall campus.

This will give your employees over 5,000m2 of brand-new and refurbished facilities including:

Ashington Campus

  • New Advanced manufacturing centre equipped with the latest technologies
  • New State-of-the-art construction workshops
  • New Spacious motor vehicle workshop with six vehicle bays
  • New Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
  • New Modern 60-seat restaurant serving a-la-carte menus
  • New Additional industry standard professional kitchen


Kirkley Hall Campus

  • New Teaching block with eight fully equipped classrooms and IT suite
  • New Learning resource centre with enhanced IT provision
  • New Arboriculture and tractor workshops with three agricultural vehicle bays


Watch our Campus Upgrade film and see artists' impressions here



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