University Level

At Northampton College we have a strong tradition of providing equivalent qualifications to traditional degrees which will help you realise your ambitions and secure the well-paid job of your dreams without running up some of the debt incurred with studying away at University.

Our University level higher education programme gives you hands-on professional and technical skills, enabling you to progress your career and broaden your knowledge base.

We offer a wide range of Higher National Certificate and Diploma qualifications, which are developed to meet the skills needs of a variety of industries, preparing graduates for employment.

Why choose us?

Northampton College currently holds a Teaching Excellence Framework award at silver level which is a national recognition of the quality of the teaching, student experience and value for money of our University Level programmes.

The state-of-the-art facilities and industry standard resources at our Booth Lane campus provide you with the perfect setting to continue your education to undergraduate level.

As a university level student, you will study as part of a small group, with one-to one support to develop your independent learning skills and enjoy a dedicated study area within our award-winning Digital and Academic Resources Centre.

With exceptional teaching resources and staff with expert knowledge in the vocational disciplines they teach, our University Level Higher Nationals are a superb option and are particularly attractive to students who prefer continuous assessment to practical assignments.

Whether you're from the local area and don’t feel ready to leave yet, or if you're interested in joining us from further afield, our course fees are very competitive compared with the cost of going straight to university.

These courses are also run over a two years rather than the three or four years it takes to complete a traditional degree - enabling you to qualify earlier and spend less money on fees and living costs.

Benefits include:

  • Exceptional facilities and resources
  • Award-winning Digital and Academic Resources Centre and latest IT equipment
  • Industry-trained staff and workshops from visiting practitioners
  • Unsupervised access to workshops and teaching rooms
  • Individual and small group support
  • Helpful advice and guidance when you need it
  • Careers advice
  • Access to industry and employers

Important information for university level students

When choosing where to study at university level, it is important that you have access to everything you need to know, so we’ve compiled a list of our policies, processes and statements.