North Lindsey College

 

History: North Lindsey College is a registered UCAS college and celebrated its golden jubilee eight years ago.

Address: North Lincolnshire with a main campus in Scunthorpe.

Ambience: A friendly, welcoming campus with students of all ages and from all backgrounds. Spread over a large area, the campus is made up of a number of separate buildings housing the various curriculum areas.

Who's the boss? Anne Tyrrell is principal of the college.

Prospectus: 01724 294 030 or visit the website here.

UCAS code: N64

What you need to know

Easy to get into? Shouldn't be too hard but entry requirements vary widely - best check their website for more details.

Foundation Degrees: Computer information systems; counselling; sport, performance and exercise development; health and social care; leadership and management; business and human resource management; learning support; children's services.

Vital statistics: The largest provider of post-16 education and training in north Lincolnshire, offering a wide range of courses. Each year more than 1,800 full-time and around 9,000 part-time learners enrol at the College. 850 students study on university-level courses at the dedicated Higher Education Centre. North Lindsey is also an associate college of the University of Lincoln and also offers programmes validated by the Universities of Hull and Huddersfield.

Added value: Considerable investment and refurbishment over the past few years. There's now a state-of-the-art skills centre for 14 to 16-year-olds; a new early years centre, recognised as a centre of excellence in the region; expanded hairdressing and beauty therapy facilities; and better health and social care facilities. North Lindsey was one of the first colleges in the country to be accredited the Matrix Standard by the Guidance Accreditation Board, for delivery of high quality information, advice and guidance. One of only a handful of FE colleges in the UK to be awarded the prestigious 'Charter Mark' by the Government Cabinet Office in recognition of outstanding customer service standards. The college has also picked up a Beacon Award for its 14 to 16 provision. A new Science, Technology eEngineering and Maths Academy (STEM) opened its doors in 2011.

Teaching: After a successful recent Ofsted inspection the overall grading profile for the college is 'outsatnding', putting it in the top ten per cent of colleges in the country.

Any accommodation? None provided by the college.

Cheap to live there? Scunthorpe is very reasonable. You can pay as little as £65 per week for a shared flat with prices rising for better quality housing.

Transport links: The M180 motorway provides easy access to Hull, Sheffield, Doncaster and Leeds, and there is a railway station in the town for access to Doncaster, Leeds and London.

Fees: Varies between course and qualification. BA degrees are £5,995 per year for full-time home undergrads, while foundation degrees and higher national programmes are £5,475 per year.

Bursaries: There are bursaries available but check online to see if you meet the eligibility criteria.

The fun stuff

Nightlife: Scunthorpe offers a lively nightlife with a range of clubs, bars and restaurants. Lincoln and Hull offer even greater choice and are just on the doorstep.

Sporting facilities: On-site fitness suite with students eligible for discounts and able to join various exercise classes.

Glittering alumni: None as yet.

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