Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)

Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Trostan Avenue Building
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221

Lead Manager
Dr Catherine O’Mullan, Director of Curriculum Get in touch by email

NRC has three campuses in Ballymena – Trostan Avenue, Cafe Lamont and Farm Lodge. Between the three campuses there are approximately 4,500 students (based on 12/13 student monitoring data). Courses at Trostan Avenue cover a range of areas including Business, IT and Catering.

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8.45am to 5.00pm.
Friday: 8.45am to 4.00pm
Enrolments/fees will only be accepted at Reception on all sites between 8.45 am to 4.00 pm (Mon – Thurs) and between 8.45 am to 3.00 pm (Fri).

For admission queries or any other information, please contact us at the number at the side or call our Admissions Direct Line on 028 7034 0115.


Each campus has its own canteen or restaurant for both staff and student use, with various meal deals on offer throughout the year.

Getting There

NRC's Trostan Avenue campus is approximately 16 minutes walk from Ballymena bus and train station. For further information, please contact:
Ballymena Bus/Railway Station
Galgorm Road
028 2565 2214

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