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Fun Learning at Northern Regional College

Tuesday
13th February 2018

Primary 4 pupils at Limavady Central PS got some ‘hands on’ experience of ‘permanent and reversible’ changes when they visited Northern Regional College Coleraine campus for a series of science workshops. Chemistry lecturer Dr Johanne Brolly explained how the link with the school came about. “My son Isaac is in Primary four at Limavady Central and when the children were studying the topic ‘permanent and reversible changes’ in school, his teacher asked if I could come and talk to the children about science and maybe do some experiments in their classroom.

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The design contract for the new £84 million capital investment programme at Northern Regional College has been awarded to McAdam Design. This significant investment will deliver new state of the art campuses on the current sites in Coleraine and at Farm Lodge in Ballymena. The projects are scheduled to be completed by summer 2022 and are funded by the Department for the Economy.

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If you are a school leaver or adult returner, unemployed, in full time or part time employment, or at a career crossroads and not sure which way to turn, time spent checking out the further and higher education options on offer at Northern Regional College would be time well spent. Courses and facilities across all five campuses will be showcased at a series of Open Days this month to encourage prospective students to take that important first step on a lifelong learning journey and new career choices.

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Northern Regional College apprentice Abigail Reilly (21) from Ballymoney was the top plumbing apprentice at the College’s annual intercampus competition hosted by the College in partnership with SkillbuildNI. Organised locally by CITB NI, SkillbuildNI is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for young students and apprentices and the first step on a journey that could led to the world finals. The category winners in the skills areas of Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Brickwork, Joinery and Carpentry progress to next month’s Northern Ireland regional finals. Regional winners go forward to represent Northern Ireland at Skills Show UK later this year to be in with a chance of securing a coveted place at the WorldSkills finals in Russia.

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Construction apprentices from across Northern Regional College converged on Newtownabbey campus this week for the annual intercampus competition hosted by the College in partnership with SkillbuildNI. The competition is an opportunity for the young people to pit their skills against their peers in the skills areas of Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Brickwork, Joinery and Carpentry. The category winners now progress to the Northern Ireland regional finals in March and from here, regional winners are selected to represent Northern Ireland at Skills Show UK in the autumn with the potential of securing a coveted place at the WorldSkills finals in Russia.

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Christmas Holidays

Wednesday
20th December 2017

Festive greetings and best wishes for the new year from everyone at Northern Regional College. All campuses will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen again from 8am on Monday 8 January 2018.

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