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Strategic Plan

Our Vision

"To be the FE College of choice, providing lifelong learning opportunities for all, through innovative, high-quality education and skills training, supporting the Northern Ireland economy to be globally competitive."

Our Plan

Northern Regional College has a Strategic Plan with ambitious aspirations to achieve by 2025. Staff across the College and members of the Governing Body were involved through various engagement activities to help develop and form the plan throughout 2022. 

The full Strategic Plan is available to read:

Strategic Plan 2022/23 - 2024/25 

Our Values







Our Priorities

  • To provide an agile, responsive, sustainable curriculum aligned to the 10X Strategy and local business and community needs.
  • To equip learners with the skills to make positive impact in the workforce and wider community.
  • To improve academic standards and associated learner outcomes.
  • To provide learners with an enriching experience during their studies with the College.
Professional Services
  • To attract, recruit, develop and retain highly skilled, motivated and professional talent.
  • To embed an open, transparent, high performing culture demonstrated through independent evidence.
  • To provide facilities that support delivery of our refreshed curriculum and achieve environmental sustainability.
  • To provide value for money and effective governance in delivery of our services.
  • Through horizon scanning, to proactively identify emerging skills and requirements and partnership opportunities.
  • To be an integral and first choice partner in local community planning and skills development.
  • To maximise opportunities to secure income from alternative funding streams.
  • To develop an instantly recognisable brand that enhances the College's reputation.

A range of videos have been created by staff and students to explain and further explore the Strategic Plan. Our people are at the centre of everything we do. Hear what they have to say about the future of the College.

Ken Nelson Chair of NRC Governing Body Mel Higgins, Principal & Chief Executive of NRC Helen Hampsey, Assistant VP in teaching and Learning Patrick Wallace, Principal Lecturer Traineeships Laura Monteith, Head of Teaching & Learning Excellence