Northern College for Residential and Community Adult Education
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Northern College is an adult residential college based in Wentworth Castle in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Founded in 1978 it has a mission of transforming individuals and communities. It is unusual (but not unique) in English Further Education in that it promotes a pedagogy of social purpose education.
The college is one of the four long-term residential adult education colleges in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1978 and by 2006 was the largest of these colleges.citation needed It is set in the only Grade I listed landscape in South Yorkshire.
The college was one of the Beacon Colleges under the FEFC and has Beacon Status under the LSC, one of only two institutions to hold this status in South Yorkshire.1 It has helped develop adult education in the UK with outreach community learning, trade union education and education for community regeneration.2
The college runs outreach programmes throughout West and South Yorkshire, and a Foundation Programme with short residential, literacy and numeracy courses at levels 1 and 2. A 'Workforce Development Programme' includes provision for trade unionists in conjunction with the TUC, AMICUS, the GFTU, UNISON and the GMB. The College Diploma Programmes provide access to higher education and employment opportunities for full-time and part-time adult students.citation needed
Northern College provides facilities for conferences, workshops and seminars, a facility for 80-100 participants in the refurbished St James Church, and additional residential and teaching facilities in the 18th-century Home Farm complex.citation needed
- Ball, Malcolm & Hampton, William (2004). The Northern College : twenty-five years of adult learning. National Institute Of Adult Continuing Education. ISBN 1862011907.
- Ball, Malcolm & Hampton, William (2004). The Northern College : twenty-five years of adult learning, P.51. National Institute Of Adult Continuing Education. ISBN 1862011907.
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