We offer a range of work-based learning programmes giving you the opportunity to earn while you learn. Our programmes offer real value to our students and are relevant to the needs of employers or to progression within education.
Select the subject area you are interested in to find out more – topics include summary of course content, level and type of qualifications available, entry requirements, and career progression and job opportunities.
If you are undecided which programme is right for you or have further questions, complete the request a call back form and a member of our Training Team will be in contact.
Patrick Wallace, Principal Lecturer – Traineeships provides an insight into the exciting new training programme – Traineeships – that is available from September. Information includes key features, entry requirements to progression.
Apprenticeships are officially on the rise. Sean McAleese, Work-Based Learning Manager explains why and provides an overview of the apprenticeship programme including benefits of studying an apprenticeship, employer requirements and career progression.
Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA)
Similar to apprenticeships but at a higher level (Level 5), a Higher Level Apprenticeship is a nationally accredited work-based programme designed to meet the needs of employers for higher skills levels. Higher Level Apprenticeships are currently available in a range of occupational areas.
Meet the Apprentices
Listen to our current and past apprentices who share their experiences and find out what it is like to work, earn and learn with an apprenticeship.
Construction Engineering with Surveying
Carpentry & Joinery
Meet the employers
Apprenticeships are an exciting opportunity for both employers and apprentices. Find out from employers who currently employ apprentices from the College on how hiring an apprentice benefits their business as well as how their relationship with both the College and apprentice works.
D P Brickwork Ltd
Staff Engagement Officer
Grove Mechanical Service
If you are an employer and are currently employing an apprentice or considering taking on an apprentice, you can avail of the Department for the Economy (DfE) Apprenticeship Recovery Package which is now available until 31 March 2022. For further details on the financial incentives visit the employers section on our website.
We have strong working relationships with local employers who provide training/apprenticeship opportunities. Below is a snapshot of the range of employers who we currently work with. Explore more and select the company you are interested in.
- Abbey Upholsterers Ltd
- Brett Martin - [Video]
- Clarke Facades - [Video]
- GES Group - [Video]
- Heron Bros - [Video]
- Henderson Technology Ltd - [Video 1] [Video 2]
- Hutchinson Engineering - [Video]
- Lyttle Smart Homes
- Maine Surface Finishing - [Video]
- Martin & Hamilton Construction
- McCauley Trailers - [Video]
- McCue - [Video]
- Mid Ulster Motorcycles - [Video]
- Mivan - [Video]
- Randox - [Video]
- Ryobi Aluminium Casting UK Ltd
- Tobermore Concrete - [Video]
- Uform - [Video 1] [Video 2]
- Ulster Shredders - [Video]
- WD Meats - [Video]
- WoodlandNI - [Video 1] [Video 2]
Find out more about the support available to you as a trainee or apprentice, careers advice and guidance and education support as well as the role of the Training Support Officer who will help you throughout your studies at the College.
How to apply?
This short video will provide you step by step instructions on how to complete your online application and help you on your way to becoming a student at Northern Regional College.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulties or require any assistance to complete your online application please email Admissions.