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Northern Regional College has Talent

Friday
22nd September 2017

Northern Regional College will be well represented at the national WorldSkills finals in Birmingham. Seven students from the College’s Ballymena, Coleraine and Newtownabbey campuses have qualified for the final stage of the competition in Carpentry, CNC Milling, IT Software, Mechatronics and Graphic Design categories.

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Infofest continues next week at Northern Regional College campuses in Ballymena, Coleraine and Newtownabbey. Infofest is a series of fun information events for new and returning students to help them make the most of their college experience.

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Performing arts students at Northern Regional College took part in a staged road accident at the College’s Newtownabbey campus last week to help drive home the message that road safety is everyone’s business. Road crashes are the biggest killer of young people worldwide and the event, aimed at highlighting the shocking aftermath of an accident, was organised by the College’s Student Services team, in partnership with the PSNI, the Fire and Rescue Service and the Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

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Northern Regional College Goes for Gold

Wednesday
13th September 2017

Northern Regional College is to get a Gold Centre Award from the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) in recognition for its work in training computerised bookkeepers. The Gold Centre Award is based on the success rates of the students studying for IAB qualifications; the range of IAB qualifications offered by the College; the length of time the College has been IAB accredited; and the number of students registered on IAB courses each year.

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Shine at Northern Regional College

Thursday
7th September 2017

Northern Regional College has responded to the growing demand for qualified hairstylists and barbers by extending its range of Level 2 and Level 3 courses. The new academic year also sees the opening of Shine, a new training facility for hairdressers and barbers, at the College’s Ballymoney campus. The Shine training salon is fitted with the latest industry standard equipment to ensure that students get the necessary skills and knowledge to make it in the competitive world of hairdressing.

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Northern Regional College student Marcin Hanski is hoping to benefit from the growing demand at home and abroad for skilled programmers. After doing his GCSEs, he completed a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT at the College’s Newtownabbey campus to get the entry requirements to study computer science at university. “In the longer term though, I’d like to move to Japan as there’s a huge demand there for skilled programmers.”

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