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Northern College

Wentworth Castle

Barnsley

S75 3ET

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Northern College invites you to join our bi-monthly partners networking events

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Northern College is the only residential college in the North working with adults aged 19 and over to re-enter education to progress, gain employment or retrain for a new career.

Our aim is to support adults, including those impacted by Covid-19, to rebuild their confidence and progress, gain employment or retrain for a new career – whilst meeting employer skills gaps to help rebuild our economy.

We offer many courses that eligible adults on low incomes or who are unemployed can access for free. We can also provide adult centred guidance on career pathways, course funding options, and accessing support for things such as travel and childcare.

The college has a long history of engaging adults who have no or few qualifications, are unemployed or in low paid roles – in addition to adults in established careers who want to retrain. Our students rapidly progress, excel in their studies and transform their lives.

At our events, you will:

  • Have time to network, build up contacts and share good practice with other professionals and organisations
  • Learn how to refer eligible adults to courses they can study for free
  • Learn about other funding support options available to support adults to return to learning
  • Share ideas about how we can work together to signpost and support individuals in our communities to upskill and retrain to gain employment
  • Discover our conferencing and Event spaces plus our en-suite rooms in the stunning Home Farm Complex.

These regular events for our partners will run bi-monthly throughout the year and are open to new organisations and employers, as well as those who have partnered with Northern College for a while. Dates include:

  • 19th November 2021
  • 21st January 2022
  • 18th March 2022
  • 13th May 2022
  • 15th July 2022

All events begin at 2pm and finishes at 4pm.

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Wentworth Castle

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S75 3ET

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We are a small college but have over 4,000 student registrations a year. People come to us from many different backgrounds. They are men and women of all ages from 19 to 90, often with families and dependants, some single parents accompanied by young children, many familiar with unemployment or part-time, low paid jobs.

But what they nearly all have in common is their determination to secure the education, qualifications and opportunities they have previously been denied. They wish to take control of their lives and change them for the better. Many hope that by doing this they can also help to improve the lives of those around them, by supporting their children’s learning or being more effective citizens. We offer a curriculum which starts from where students are, building on the experience of life and work that they bring with them, providing opportunities to acquire the new knowledge, skills and fresh understanding that are so important if people are to meet the demands made upon them.

The college’s educational programmes provide a direct route from basic education through to higher education for those who want it. Whether students wish to learn something new, brush up on things they have forgotten, make a better contribution to a group or organisation to which they belong, or get a degree, the Northern College has something for them. Most of our courses are short, intensive residential courses of 3 to 5 days, running both during the week and at weekends. We offer a one year Access to HE course and also have some non-residential provision at college. We work closely with a range of community groups and offer specially designed courses for their members; other courses are open to all.  The Northern College teacher education programme specialises in social purpose education and draws many students from community partners.

Finally, we believe that our students deserve the best we can provide, and that we as a college, must do our utmost to secure the best for them. As well as our magnificent buildings, a key strength is the expertise and commitment of our staff – all our staff, be they teachers, managers, catering, cleaning or maintenance workers – work hard to support the welfare and success of our students. 

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