Northumberland College is the largest training provider in Northumberland with centres across the county in Ashington, Kirkley Hall, Berwick, Blyth, Newcastle and Hexham.  

  • The College achieved a grade two Ofsted result in June 2017. Over recent years, the College has invested over £14million in new facilities at its sites, including a £2.5 million STEM Centre at its Ashington campus.  
  • The college offers hundreds of vocational courses and a wide range of apprenticeship programmes to individuals and employers throughout the North East region. 

The local area

Northumberland is considered one of England’s great counties. It has a beautiful coastline with fantastic beaches, unrivalled scenery, globally significant tourist attractions including Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a thriving culture and festival scene, and picturesque market towns.

It is the least populated county in England with almost 320,000 inhabitants sharing less than 2,000 square miles. Around a quarter of the county is protected as Northumberland National Park and is an area of natural beauty.

The east coast mainline and the A1 means that Northumberland is well connected. The high rate of employment, affordable house prices and welcoming communities offer an unrivalled quality of life.

Current vacancies

Vision Northumberland Investment Programme

Our Professional Values


We are who we say we are, we do what we say we do.


We value the opinion of others and the contribution they make.


We work hard to create a
dynamic, forward looking culture.


We are determined to achieve our vision and goals.