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Northumberland College


Northumberland College is the leading provider of training and education in its area. It is part of Education Partnership North East which is one of the largest college groups nationally. The quality of their education and the support they offer to their students is incredibly important to them. They pride themselves on this and their success to date speaks for itself. Northumberland College has been recognised as good in their Ofsted inspection and they have invested a lot of money into their outstanding new facilities. Some of these include an equine indoor area, brand new SEND building, and digital academy. Their lecturers are industry professionals and the college works closely with employers to provide its students with real work opportunities. They are also one of the biggest suppliers and trainers of apprentices in the region. Northumberland College has been awarded the Matrix, National Quality Mark for Advice and Guidance.

Types of Programs They Run

Northumberland College has an array of programs to choose from. Some of their course types include university-level qualifications, T Levels, skills for employment, professional qualifications, access to higher education programs, vocational courses, and courses for hobbies. They cover topics such as childcare, education, IT, land and environment, animal care, veterinary studies, floristry, health and care, social care, carpentry, cookery, equine management, coaching, and more. Some of their programs allow for part-time learning also.

Admissions Process

To apply for courses at Northumberland College, you can do so directly on their website. Simply visit the webpage of your chosen course on the Northumberland College website and click the apply button. Clicking this button will automatically redirect you to an online application form for you to fill out. After you have filled out the form, submit it for review by the admissions team. Once reviewed, the team will contact you in the weeks following with their decision. For university-level programs, you will need to apply via the UCAS. This means you must visit the UCAS website and fill in an application there. You will need to include the institution and course codes in your application which can be found on the Northumberland College website. Once you have submitted your application, the college’s admissions team will review it and revert back to you.


Northumberland College has student housing at its Kirkley Hall Campus which is situated in a remote location, 3 miles from Ponteland in Northumberland. All housing is self-catered and comes with fully equipped kitchens. Rooms are single occupancy and have Wi-Fi. Your room will contain a bed, wardrobe, desk, and chair. Bathrooms, living areas, and kitchens are generally shared. For further details on the fees and contract lengths, contact Northumberland College directly.

Scholarships and Financial Support

Northumberland College has a number of scholarships and financial supports available for its students. Some of these include the Higher Education Travel Bursary, the Maintenance Loan for living costs, the Tuition Fee Loans, and more. For more information including the eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the Northumberland College website.

Contact Info

For general enquiries, call 0300 770 6000 or email   

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