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A Health and Social Care Lecturer at the College has been nominated for a prestigious national education award. The TES FE awards are open to all FE providers, colleges, work-based learning providers, and adult and community learning providers across the UK. They celebrate and reward the dedication and expertise of people and teams who make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners.

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Former Northern Regional College student Holly Hume made a welcome return to the Farm Lodge campus to offer words of encouragement and advice to current Travel and Tourism students. Holly, who is from Ballymena, told the students how the Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism had opened up a world of opportunities for her.

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Taster Sessions at Magherafelt Campus

Wednesday
12th February 2020

Year 12 pupils from local secondary schools visited Northern Regional College this week to check out the vocational courses available at the Magherafelt campus. During a whistle-stop tour of the campus, they had an opportunity to speak to staff and students about course options in the different curriculum areas including - Engineering, Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Hair and Beauty, Early Years, Health and Social Care, Travel and Tourism, Business and IT. At each stop, they also got to try out some interactive activities like virtual welding and computer games.

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Actions Speak Louder Words

Tuesday
11th February 2020

Students at Northern Regional College are being encouraged to ‘spend healthy and live healthy’. To mark the 9th annual National Student Money week, the College’s Student Services team adopted a proactive approach to encourage sustainability among the students. Stephen McCartney Head of Student Services at the College and current chairman of the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA), explains: “This year’s campaign is all about sustainability and saving money so, armed with our storage jars, we paid a visit to The Larder, a local zero waste shop in Broughshane.”

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Northern Regional College has partnered with Doncaster College and University Centre in an innovative scheme to allow Childcare students to top up their qualifications. The scheme will give students from the College’s Ballymoney and Newtownabbey campuses the chance to gain extra credits and obtain a full Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies.

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Northern Regional College’s Newtownabbey campus played host to the intercampus heats of the SkillBuild NI competition. The competition, which is governed and run by the Construction Industry and Training Board NI (CITBNI), saw 35 trainees and apprentices from across the College battle it out to secure their place in the SkillBuild 2020 NI finals.

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