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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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Northern Regional College has teamed up with ADS Northern Ireland to create an exciting training opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a CNC operator. Supported by the Department for the Economy’s Assured Skills programme, the nine week Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Academy is designed to give individuals specialist skills and practical experience to prepare them for work in the growing local aerospace, defence and security sector.

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Following on from the official signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) earlier this year, Irvine Abraham College Internationalisation Manager, from Northern Regional College, visited Northlink College in Cape Town, South Africa to participate in a two day Leadership and Management training workshop. The workshop was designed to enable the Northlink College leadership team to present, debate and agree a way forward in embedding a culture of continuous improvement with the aim of increasing the impact of management decisions on the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of technical vocational education and training (TVET).

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Movie Day at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Wednesday
1st August 2018

Empower Project, in partnership with the award winning Seamus Heaney Homeplace in Bellaghy, has introduced yet another innovative activity to its already busy programme of events. The Lottery funded project, which offers support to families of children with Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia in the Mid Ulster and Antrim & Newtownabbey council areas, hosted a very successful movie day in the Centre’s Helicon last weekend.

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