Describing his time with us as enjoyable, life-changing and beneficial, Matthew chose Northumberland College as he was Looking for a course which not only offered nationally recognised qualifications but would also give him real-life work experience through a placement.

Matthew is now working as a learning support assistant at a local high school.

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.

The college was close enough to Prudhoe to travel by car and part-time courses were available. The college had relevant courses for teaching and offered placements in schools.

The tutors and the atmosphere in the class.

They were friendly, professional, extremely helpful and knowledgable.

A great balance between academic and social interaction.

My school placement was the most beneficial as it provided me with the real-world experience that I needed in order to have success when applying for vacancies.

The interactions between the students and tutors, and the interactions between myself and other students who were studying the same subject in class.

There was so much advice it is difficult to choose the best advice!

I would advise anyone who is thinking of studying at Northumberland College that the main reason I have been able to find employment in teaching was by studying a suitable course and by attending my placement in order to gain experience of working with children.

I would highly recommend the college and the tutors of my course.

I gained both work experience and a nationally recognised qualification which allowed me to find full-time work in teaching almost immediately.

I am working as a learning support assistant at a local high school.

The tutors were incredibly helpful, and continued their support throughout the COVID-19 lock down – fantastic!

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