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Northern Regional College continually reviews its curriculum to ensure it meets the changing business environment. From September 2019, an HNC in Business will be offered on a part time basis at its Magherafelt campus. The course aims to give students the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for a career in middle to senior management. Mandatory units include Business Environment Managing, Financial Resources and Decisions and Organisations and Behaviour Marketing Principles.

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As Northern Ireland’s Digital Industry flourishes, Northern Regional College is training the next generation of game developers. For many, a career in the video gaming industry sounds like a dream – but it’s a reality which is easier to achieve than most would expect. Northern Regional College’s Digital Games Development course teaches the core technical, practical and creative skills required to work within this highly lucrative industry, including: virtual reality, 3D digital animation and computer game design.

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Northern Regional College offers a range of inclusive learning programmes to help prepare students with learning difficulties or disabilities for the world of work or further education courses. Inclusive programmes on offer at Ballymoney include Lifeskills, Transition2College, Aspire2Work and Route2Work. These programmes are tailored to meet the needs and abilities of students to help them gain essential skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT, as well as employability, social and vocational skills. With high student to lecturer ratios and opportunities to participate in work experience, the courses can provide a stepping stone to employment opportunities.

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Northern Regional College’s Ballymoney Campus can be the stepping stone to a successful career in areas as diverse as media, catering, beauty and carpentry. For animal lovers, the Animal Care course could be the gateway to an interesting career, giving students the opportunity to understand and promote animal health, undertake an investigative project in the land-based sector and learn more about business management in the land-based sector, with a mix of class-based learning and practical work.

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All the Way from Colombia to Ballymena

Tuesday
29th January 2019

Sandra Streeter, a second year Level 3 Fashion & Design student at Northern Regional College in Ballymena has quite literally come a long, long way. Originally from Colombia and now living in Broughshane, in County Antrim, Sandra is carving out a niche for herself as a talented artist. She has just launched ‘Healing Vibes’, an unusual range of handmade bohemian chic clothes, jewellery and decorations. A selection of her wearable artwork which was produced using upcycled and recycled materials is currently on display at the Ballymena Business Centre Shop and Exhibition Space in Church Street.

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Northern Regional College has submitted planning applications for its ambitious £84 million proposals to redevelop its current sites in Union Street, Coleraine and Farm Lodge, Ballymena. The applications for the redevelopment of the College’s current campuses in Coleraine and Ballymena were submitted to Causeway Coast and Glens Council and Mid and East Antrim Council respectively. Both applications were submitted on January 24 2018.

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