Carpentry and Joinery
We are proud to offer some of the best construction facilities in the sector and the process of improving and upgrading them is ongoing.
The Moulton campus has several well equipped workshops for students to undertake practical work while specialist workshops for all trades can be found at the South Northants, East Northants and Daventry vocational skills academies.
The workshops at Moulton include a specialist facility for carpentry and joinery and students become involved in practical projects around the campus and estate, producing finished work to commercial, professional standards.
Being awarded Centre of Vocational Excellence status for our construction programmes is a reflection of our commitment to high standards and innovative approaches to teaching.
All classrooms at the college are fitted out with modern and specialist equipment related to the area of study. They are also regularly upgraded to ensure they remain state of the art and provide inspirational places to learn and grow your knowledge.
Significant investment has been made in I.T. facilities over recent years, teaching is enhanced with IT in the majority of classrooms and a number of I.T. Suites operate throughout the different campuses utilising a mixture of PC’s, Laptops and Netbooks. A cutting edge Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system means that Students at all sites receive a consistent IT experience.
Fast WiFi networks cover the majority of the campus, and students are enabled to bring their own devices for use during informal study periods.
We run Microsoft Windows and Office 2010 with a range of specialist software to support each curriculum area. Each student is provided with a College email address and a home area to store their files alongside this 24/7 access from home is available to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where lesson notes, interactive study aids, and videos support and reinforce teaching from both the classroom and practical sessions.
Learning Resource Centres
The college has learning resource centres at the main Moulton site, at the East Northants, South Northants and Daventry vocational skills academies. The Moulton LRC provides access for 240 people, including a designated IT area for our higher education students.
Each learning resource centre offers a range of services such as libraries, careers advice, learning support and study spaces, as well as access to resources including books, journals, newspapers, trade literature, online resources and DVDs.
Each centre also has a computer suite that provides access to network drives, the internet and Moodle, as well as hardware such as printers, copiers and scanners. Specialist software includes AutoCAD and packages for horse management, farm management, garden design, accounting, statistics and mind mapping.
For anyone requiring additional support, the learning resource centres at Moulton and at the vocational skills academies offer learning support, where needs can be discussed and arrangements put in place.
The unique Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment (CCBE) is a partnership between the college, the University of Northampton and the University Centre Milton Keynes.
These organisations have come together with one common purpose: to instill current and future built environment professionals with the knowledge and skills to create genuinely sustainable developments and communities.
The aim is to develop a centre of excellence where professionals, researchers and students across a range of disciplines combine to contribute to contemporary debate and provide new thinking at the highest level.
With access to several towns, cities and rural locations, as well as major urban centres such as Birmingham and London, the CCBE will take full advantage of its setting and become a catalyst for a better society.