About Us


Northampton College's purpose is to provide high quality further education, training and associated services to Northamptonshire people and businesses. The College's mission is to enhance the lives of our students and other customers, maximising their potential through learning.

Ofsted has endorsed the achievement of Northampton College’s highest ever success rates recording a judgement of ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness as an outcome of its latest inspection in February 2013.

Northampton College has become one of the larger general Further Education Colleges in the region.. It offers a broad range of full-time and part-time courses, many funded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). In addition, it provides Higher Education courses in conjunction with The University of Northampton, and provides support for a range of other organisations including the voluntary sector.

The College's largest site at Booth Lane now benefits from a brand new, state of the art building of 27,000m providing a high quality, modern design fit to educate and skill the County's students in the 21st century. The College also has a base in the Town Centre of Northampton at Lower Mounts. This facility includes state of the art facilities for hairdressing and beauty therapy, an extended library, and enhanced information, advice and guidance services. In addition, the College has a substantial site in Daventry from which it delivers a range of full time and part time provision.Engagement with the needs of local employers is managed through the Business Centre, based at Booth Lane. The College contracts with the Skills Funding Agency to provide Apprenticeship training.

Ms Pat Brennan Barrett has taken up the position of Principal last September following the retirement of Len Closs. Pat leads a senior team responsible for managing the business areas of the College and developing, delivering and managing the curriculum and students. The curriculum is managed within the Directorate of Curriculum and Student Services, through six Schools (Languages & Foundation Learning, The Arts, Health & Public Services, Technology & Science, Engineering, and Commercial Enterprise).