Find a career doing what you love outside
Discover different options and how to get into them, from helping poorly pets in a job as a small animal vet to becoming a big cat zookeeper or army dog handler. There are lots of good jobs with animals, whether you want to go to university or start work as soon as possible.VIEW OUR OPEN DAYS
Expanding your horizons
Here at Northumberland College we offer courses from Entry Level through to Honours Degree in partnership with leading universities. We embed employability skills that will help you in your future career. Discover the right course for you now.
Supporting you through every step
From the moment you apply you will be advised by our award winning Student Services team; accredited by Matrix, which is the quality standard for information, advice and guidance so you will get help right away. You'll also have regular meetings with your personal tutor to chat about your progress. They'll be able to give you advice when you're thinking about work or university-level study. Alternatively you may contact our Careers and Mentors team. Our Additional Learning Support team is here to help you with any specific learning needs you may have.
At Kirkley Hall you will benefit from excellent facilities
Are you ready to grow your career with a land-based course from Northumberland College?
Kirkley Hall Campus
A long history of providing land-based training. Located in Ponteland, approximately 8 miles from Newcastle, with easy access by bus or car, so you can enjoy the best of city and rural life.
17th century rural estate with grade II listed Kirkley Hall. Equestrian centre with indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens with over 200 species. Veterinary centre and grooming parlour. Outdoor activity centre with high ropes, climbing wall and zip wire. Two farms; one at Kirkley and one in the Coquet Valley. Victorian walled gardens, over 1,330m2 of greenhouses and a garden design studio. State-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre with IT suite and quiet study areas. Halls of residence accommodation.
Something for everyone
Whether your passion is animals, plants or environmental – we have the course for you.
We have a range of events including open days and taster sessions that allow students to experience life at college. Here are three of our upcoming events.