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, such as Essential Skills qualifications which will help you to improve your skills in the important subjects of English, Mathematics and ICT.  Qualified lecturers will provide guidance and support to help you achieve your goals, so you can build from Level 1 to Level 2, which is accepted by many employers and educational providers.

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

We also work in partnership with local community groups to deliver lifelong learning opportunities within Neighbourhood Renewal Areas across:

  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Read 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 Antrim, Ballycastle, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Glens of Antrim, Larne, Magherafelt, Newtownabbey or Carrickfergus please contact:

Craig Fairless, Head of Marketing and Public Relations

For essential skills courses contact:

Majella Quinn, Assistant Head of Deparment (Essential Skills)

Community Access to Lifelong Learning (CALL) Project

This project is funded by the Department for Communities. 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. Read full story. 

For further information, contact Mairead Convery.

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.

Up and Coming Courses!

All courses can be viewed and booked online.


Empower Project, in partnership with the award winning Seamus Heaney Homeplace in Bellaghy, has introduced yet another innovative activity to its already busy programme of events. Read full story.

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