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Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre
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Northampton College Digital Skills Academy

5th May 2020

This Northampton College led project will provide a ‘digital academy’ at Northampton College’s Booth Lane campus, housed in a purpose-built 1,300 sqm new block.

The new facility will focus on developing and delivering key digital skill programmes (levels 1-3 and T-Levels) to provide a strong pipeline of digitally skilled students able to progress onto HE, Apprenticeships and into work. The college will engage with the Digital Institute of Technology at Bletchley Park at Milton Keynes and employer partners to develop a new digital curriculum.

Funding Stream: Local Growth Fund (LGF)
LGF Awarded: £3.154M
Total Project Cost: £6.308M
Delivery Partner: Northampton College
Project Status: Completed May 2021 and open to students in September 2021
Projected Outputs: 1300m2 new learning floor space, 12 new direct jobs, 5185 additional learners by 2025/30
Website: https://www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk/

April 2021

The new Digital Academy has reached practical completion. Furniture and equipment will be installed over the coming months, including the new eSports games room, a virtual reality TV studio and more than 3500 new Chromebooks ahead of a September launch event.




December 2020

The new campus building is now wind and watertight with all windows fitted and fully adjoined to the college. The roof works are also now complete.

Northampton College Digital Skills Academy

September 2020

Northampton College Digital Skills Academy

August 2020

The project is making great progress on site with the groundworks complete and steel structure in place.

May 2020

'Virtual SOD cutting' signals birth of Northampton College's new digital academy 

The building of a state-of-the-art Digital Academy at Northampton College is now underway, with the first spades going in the ground during a virtual sod-cutting ceremony carried out via a live video conference call. Read more.

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