Northampton College is a further education (FE) provider, with two campuses in Northampton and one in Daventry. It offers a variety of full-time and part-time study options available, from foundation programmes to and Level 1 courses, to Level 2 and Level 3 study programmes. It also offers university-level programmes, professional programmes, and apprenticeships.
Supported Learning Study Programmes
Supported Learning Study Programmes are specifically tailored to meet the needs of young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). The courses are designed to help students develop their skills for adulthood, employment, and independent living. They also support young people to build friendships, understand the community, and stay healthy. In a 2018 report by Ofsted (PDF 236KB), Northampton College's provision for learners with high needs was rated Outstanding.
- Entry Level: Transition Courses
Stepping In Pathway 1 - Accessing College and Education (ACE)
Stepping In Pathway 2 (Moving On Part 1) - autism specific
- Entry Level: Skills Development Courses
Stepping Up Pathway 1 (Personal Progress at Entry 1)
Stepping Up Pathway 2 (Life and Living Skills at Entry 2)
- Entry Level: Preparation for Further Study and Employment
Stepping Out Pathway 1 (Next Steps at Entry 3)
Stepping Out Pathway 2 (Moving On Part 2) - autism specific
- Level 1 - For students progressing from a specialist learning environment into FE:
Stepping Out Pathway 3 - Supported Learning Link
Northampton College will help you decide which course/s will be most suitable for you.
Additional Learning Support
Northampton College provide support for additional learning needs including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, sensory impairments, and mental health conditions. Support includes:
- Additional teaching
- In-class support
- Communicators, Braille, note-takers, enlarged or voice file hand-outs
- Access to assistive technology
- Special arrangements to help with exams
- Assistance with personal care
- Information, advice, and guidance from the Student Services team
- Help with development of literacy, numeracy, language, and study skills
- Support with English for speakers of other languages
For more information, call the Additional Learning Support team on 01604 736261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northampton College's 'Moving On' courses (listed above) enable autistic young people to gain the skills they need to progress onto their next step. For more information about the autism support services currently offered, please email
or phone 01604 734161.
Post-16 Travel Assistance:
Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who require transport to and from college are advised to contact the college directly for further information. Any eligibility for transport for those with SEND will be in accordance with the Local Authority's Post-16 Travel Policy. Click here for more information.