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Northern Regional College was delighted to present and award local businesses from around the North Coast and Mid Antrim/Ulster area, certificates for CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering. This is one of the many programmes that the Northern Regional College delivers to local businesses. To discuss your training or development needs or find out what funding is available to support skills development within your company as well as benefit from the expertise Northern Regional College has to offer, contact our Business Support team on 028 2563 6258 or email jackie.smyth@nrc.ac.uk.

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Top of the Class

Friday
2nd September 2016

Northern Regional College accountancy student, 20 yr old Julie Alexander from Ballymena, has come joint first in the UK and Ireland wide 2016 Institute of Accounting Technicians (IAT) Diploma exams. This is the first time in the last three years that anyone from Northern Ireland come within the top 5 in these exams.

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During the summer a number of Northern Regional College students obtained entry to their chosen university by achieving top grades in their Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma course. Congratulations to Benjamin Halliday who completed his Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering course at our Newtownabbey Campus. Benjamin achieved overall grades of 1 Distinction* and 2 Distinctions which is equivalent to 3 A Levels at 1 A* and 2 A grades. He is now studying Mechanical Engineering at Ulster University. Other student successes include:

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Students and staff at Northern Regional College are set to benefit from €300,000 of funding from EU programme Erasmus+. From September 2016 the funding will be invested in the development of two initiatives: Robotics and Automation in Engineering and Encouraging enterprise and self employment. Staff from Northern Regional College will be building on international links and sharing best practice with partner colleges, employers and start-up agencies from Spain, Portugal, Finland, Romania, Italy and the Czech Republic. The students participating will be eligible to gain a European-wide credit for their learning.

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Northern Regional College is delighted to announce a new Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing course at the Magherafelt campus starting this September. This course is being introduced as we recognise Digital Marketing as one of today’s fastest-growing sector in the modern Communications environment. This completely new course is unique to Mid Ulster area and is staffed by Digital Marketing professionals who still work in industry. Digital industry experts teaching on this course include Naomh McElhatton and Lisa McGarry.

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Stuart Cullen of Northern Regional College in Ballymoney has been announced as a Silver Teaching Award Winner in the category, The Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education in the Pearson Teaching Awards 2016. Selected from thousands of nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2016, Stuart’s is one of just 55 celebrations taking place in schools and colleges across England, Ireland and Wales, with prestigious Silver Pearson Teaching Awards being presented to outstanding local heroes of education.

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