1. ITV Report

Northampton College cancels A-level courses

Northampton College has said it is going to cancel all A-level courses, which were due to start in two weeks time.

The college says it will work with the 40 pupils involved to find them a place elsewhere or offer them an alternative qualification.

An induction day planned for tomorrow is now expected to become a discussion for pupils on their options.

Northampton College cancels A-level courses Credit: ITV Anglia

Northampton College will be one of the first providers to offer the Government’s new technical qualifications, T Levels, and will be piloting a programme of ‘Industrial Placements’ to prepare for the change.

As part of that transition, we have taken the decision to not continue with our current A Level offering and will instead be focusing on ensuring students can continue their journey into Higher Education with BTEC Diplomas - which are viewed by universities as an equivalent qualification.

This change will affect all students who have applied to study A Levels at Northampton College from this September. We are working closely with all students and their parents to offer an equivalent BTEC qualification here at Northampton College and we are partnering with alternative providers to offer places on A Level courses in local sixth forms.

– Principal of Northampton College, Pat Brennan-Barrett