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Transition Visits

Moving from the familiar atmosphere of school into College can seem like a daunting experience for any young person, but especially an autistic young person. The Education Support department recognise these difficulties and we endeavour to make this transition as easy as possible.

We offer bespoke orientation visits during quiet times, where we will be able to tell you about the support we offer, give you a tour of the areas you are interested in and meet with some relevant staff. To arrange an in-person tour of the campus, please get in contact with us on We are also able facilitate these meeting virtually using Microsoft Teams.  

In addition to this, we have prepared virtual tours of each campus site so that you can familiarise yourself with the campus ahead of any visit. Links are available below.

Virtual Tours

Ballymena Farm Lodge
Ballymena Trostan Avenue

Transition Networking Events for SENCos

In 2022 the Education Support team within Northern Regional College launched our first ‘Transition Networking Events' for Special Educational Needs Coordinators with events on each campus.  The aim of these sessions has been to strengthen our partnerships with local schools and to allow us to liaise with SENCos to build positive working relationships in order to ensure smooth transitions for learners moving from school to college.

Due to the success of these, we will be offering further Transition Networking Events during the 2022/23 academic year. Register online for an event in your local area.

Date Time Campus  
Mon 14 Nov 2022 14:30-16:00 Coleraine Register
Mon 14 Nov 2022 14:30-16:00 Ballmoney Register
Wed 23 Nov 2022 13:00-14:30 Ballymena Register
Wed 7 Dec 2022 13:30-15:00 Magherafelt Register
Thu 26 Jan 2023 14:00-15:30 Newtownabbey Register

If you cannot attend but would like to visit the campuses at another time please email and we will be happy to arrange this with you.

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