College survey will help shape 
education choice

A CAMPAIGN to get public opinion on the future direction of learning at a Daventry college has been hailed a success.

As part of Northampton College’s regeneration, the new head of Daventry Centre, Ellen Buttler, launched a Have Your Say survery designed to provide vocational courses.

While the final results are not due until early next year, Ms Buttler has given an early indication of the response given.

She said: “We have had around 200 responses and they are still trickling in.

“But in response to questions about what courses are planned, 75 per cent of people said they were very impressed.”

Suggested ideas for new types of courses in the survey varied.

Ms Buttler said: “People are requesting lots of different hospitality and catering courses such as eating healthily on a budget and cooking vegetarian and oriental cuisine.

“We had a lot of people asking if different languages could be taught including British Sign Language and a course for maintaining and repairing your own car.”

Other subjects which proved popular in the survey were photography, starting up your own business, improving your own IT skills, flower arranging, and facial massage as well as training to be a teaching assistant and working in further education,

Ms Buttler added: “There were a lot of very popular courses and we will now be looking to when the final results will be revealed in mid January

“From that analysis we can move things forward and put on new courses.”

There is still time to have your say about the college courses online at