Community Education

Community Education
Northern Regional College provides a wide range of courses for adults in the community.

We work with many community and voluntary organisations to deliver courses in informal community venues near to home. Courses are set up in response to requests from community groups and can be facilitated at any time of the year. We offer a wide range of courses that are recreational and others that lead to a qualification.

Returning to study in a local setting can assist individuals to:
• Gain qualifications missed out on first time round
• Achieve skills and qualifications to enhance career prospects
• Develop new leisure interests

Click here to view testimonials from some Community Group representatives that the College has worked with over the past few years. 

For more information on the courses we can provide for your group and tuition fees, please contact:

If you are a group in the town or surrounding area of Ballymena, Antrim, Magherafelt, Newtownabbey or Carrickfergus please contact


Arlene Watson
07554 118 578 or

If you are a group in the town or surrounding area of Coleraine, Ballymoney, Ballycastle, Glens of Antrim & Larne please contact


Doris Peden
07554 118 583 or

Community Access to Lifelong Learning (CALL) Project

This project is funded by the Department for Social Development.  The programme will provide a range of innovative and exciting activities, free of charge to participants, to engage the wider communities of the Neighbourhood Renewal Areas of Ballyclare and Ballymena (Ballee, Ballykeel, Harryville). The College will provide learning/taster sessions which will be shaped by the needs of the young people (16+) involved and also offer a range of community based activities and classes for other residents, such as healthy eating, how to use the internet and  arts and crafts.   For further information, contact Arlene Watson.

The Empower Project

The Empower Project is a 5 year Big Lottery funded initiative through the Reaching Out Supporting Families Programme.  The project commenced on September 2015.

The focus of the project is to support children under 12 with Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, their parents and the wider family circle to enhance confidence and learn together to develop skills to support their children in the Magherafelt and Antrim areas.

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