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Welcome to Northumberland College

New facilities include a luxury hair and beauty salon, 40-seat modern restaurant, state-of-the-art motor vehicle, engineering and construction workshops at Ashington, and brand-new teaching block, arboriculture workshops and tractor workshops at Kirkley Hall. We therefore offer our students and partners industry standard facilities and resources and a broad curriculum with progression opportunities.

Our aim is to ensure that all of our students are taught in the highest quality learning environment.

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.

We will continue to be an inspirational organisation, delivering excellence by giving learners the opportunity to excel in all that they study. We are also supporting the regeneration of the local area by working in partnership with employers to help fill the regional skills gap.

We are committed to our mission of shaping the futures of our students for the better and to contributing to the economic growth of the region through the development of skills.

We have around 5,000 students and work with over 700 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.

I am proud that we are the Best Performing College in the North East and rated within the top 10% of colleges in England for success rates*.  I am also proud to lead a passionate team of over 400 staff operating across four campuses.

Whether you are an existing student, prospective student, parent, teacher, employer or partner you will find Northumberland College to be an organisation committed to providing the highest levels of support.

This is therefore an exciting time for Northumberland College, we hope you will enjoy your stay with us and return in the future.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

Key information


  • A: Northumberland College
  • B: Ashington Campus
    • Address:
    • College Road
    • Ashington
    • NE63 9RG
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01670841200
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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.
  • C: Kirkley Hall Campus
    • Address:
    • Ponteland
    • Northumberland
    • NE20 0AQ
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01670841229
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    • Kirkley Hall is a stunning rural campus and a great environment to study in with specialist resources to meet the needs of our students. Combine this with our team of experience and highly skilled staff and you will see that a successful future will be yours.

      The college campus in Ponteland is approximately 8 miles from Newcastle city centre and is easily accessible by bus or car, so you can enjoy the best of city and rural life.

      You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career. Facilities include:

      • A 17th century rural estate with and grade II listed Kirkley Hall
      • 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 zip wire and sailing base at Blyth
      • Two farms; one at Kirkley and one in the Coquet Valley
      • Victorian walled gardens, over 1,330m2 of greenhouses and a garden design studio
      • Cyber Café
      • A Learning Resource Centre devoted to the land-based sector which includes a range of learning materials, an IT suite and quiet study areas
      • Halls of residence facilities
  • D: Hexham Campus
  • E: Berwick Main Centre
    • Address:
    • Adams Drive
    • Berwick-upon-Tweed
    • TD15 2JF
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01289302446
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    • For courses in business and administration, early years, health and social care, hospitality, IT and travel and tourism. The centre offers a variety of exciting courses for people of all ages, whether you want to take the next step after leaving school or are an adult looking to develop your existing skills, improve your career prospects or retrain, there is sure to be something to suit you.

  • F: Newcastle Campus
    • Address:
    • Market Street
    • Newcastle
    • NE1 6JN
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01670330660
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    • Northumberland College is a dynamic, experienced training provider and we are focused on the delivery of excellent service to our customers through quality delivery, responsiveness and partnership across the region. With this mission Bamburgh House has become the venue for our Accounting Centre of Excellence.   We aim to provide the next generation of Accounting Technicians to feed the demand for enthusiastic qualified professionals through the delivery of the highly regarded AAT qualifications at levels 2, 3 & 4.