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Northampton College courses aren’t just for students progressing straight from school. Perhaps you’ve been out of education for some time, working, raising a family or simply deciding what to do next. Perhaps you’re looking to change direction in your career, or achieve the degree you missed out on when you were younger. If so, our Access to Higher Education courses could be for you.

Who are Access courses for?

We offer a range of Access pathways, all specifically designed for mature students. Whether you need to return to a subject you struggled with at school or want to start exploring a brand new area, you’ll find our friendly, approachable staff members are experts in helping you change direction. If you are aged 19+ and have had a year out of education post 18, you may also be eligible.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any formal qualifications – our guidance team will be delighted to help you find the best option for you. And who knows where your Access course could lead next?


If you are over the age of 24, you can apply for a student loan, funded by the Government, to pay for the cost of your Access course.

Please click here for more information on course fees.

student success

Louis Sefton, HNC Music Production

Louis Sefton, HNC Music Production

"I always wanted to work in music, so the careers adviser in at school recommended the music courses at Northampton College. I started with the Level 3 Music Technology course...



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