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Top Up Your GCSE English or Maths Grade

Friday
7th September 2018

Want to top up your GCSE English or Maths grade? We have introduced short GCSE revision classes starting from Monday 17 September at our Trostan Avenue, Magherafelt and Newtownabbey campus to help you get up to speed for January series of examinations. If you are already enrolled on a full-time course at the College you will only have to pay for the examination fee, for all other students there is an additional tuition fee. Visit your local campus today to enrol.

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Bespoke Training for Tullyglass Staff

Friday
31st August 2018

Northern Regional College has developed a bespoke training programme to help staff at Tullyglass Hotel continue to deliver exemplary service to guests. Almost forty full-time and part-time staff from across all departments in the popular County Antrim hotel have now completed accredited training programmes in Customer Service and Sales. Both courses were delivered by Hayley Love, a part time lecturer at the College who has a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector.

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Northern Regional College is committed to ensuring that people with learning difficulties or who have problems communicating will always feel welcome at the College. Fifty staff are to undergo JAM card awareness training to help them make users of the card feel welcome across all campuses. The JAM card, which stands for Just A Minute, is a simple but effective innovation aimed at supporting people with learning difficulties and autism.

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The Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) certificate is an attractive alternative progression route to a career in accounts, according to Newtownabbey mature student, Kathleen Lowry. Kathleen, who works in the Accounts department of West Rock in Mallusk, has just completed the first year of the two year ATI certificate at Northern Regional College’s Magherafelt campus. She says having a recognised accounting qualification will help progress her career.

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Studying at the College’s Coleraine campus helped transform learning from a chore to an enjoyable experience, according to Castlerock student, Calum MacKenzie. Calum has just completed a Level 3 Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science and is now on track to fulfil his dream of becoming a primary school teacher. He was awarded three Distinction* - the equivalent of three A*s at A level – and has accepted a place at Plymouth University to do a Batchelor of Education degree, specialising in PE.

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Unlike hundreds of students anxiously awaiting results this month, Northern Regional College student Andrea Craig from Bushmills has her route to university already mapped out. After GCSEs, Andrea did a Level 3 Diploma Travel and Tourism at College’s Coleraine campus and was awarded an overall Distinction* - the equivalent of three A*s at A level. In September she starts a degree in International Travel and Tourism Management at Ulster University.

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