Following an Ofsted inspection that was carried out in May, governors, staff and students at Northumberland College are celebrating Ofsted’s official findings, which praise the college for its clear vision to deliver high quality learning and its findings confirm the college as one of the best in the region.
Northumberland College welcomed over 50 dogs and their handlers from the International Sheep Dog Society to Kirkley Hall Farm last week for a Northumberland Heat Open Sheepdog Trial.
A group of Construction students from Northumberland College have created hand-crafted bird boxes for sale.
A group of eleven students from Northumberland College’s Kirkley halls of residence raised over £500 for local charities through a series of challenges they set themselves.
The UK's most talented apprentices and learners have put their skills to the test boosting their chance to compete in the WorldSkills UK final Competition.
Students at Northumberland College have caught the business bug and will be attending Ashington’s first Youth Market, which aims to encourage enterprise and life skills in young people by giving them a chance to sell their own products to customers on the high street.
The learners, who are currently studying a range of different courses at the College, including Horticulture, Animal Care, Hospitality, Art and Construction, will be coming together to run four different stalls at the market on Saturday 29 April between 9am – 3pm, with help from the College’s Enterprise 10 team.
Northumberland College students were crowned North East Culinary and Trade Association (NECTA) Champions for the first time in the College’s history after securing five gold, four silver and 12 bronze medals as well as three trophies, two cups and the overall competition winners plate.
Hair, Nail Art and Media Make-up students from Northumberland College have competed at this year’s Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) national final securing two firsts, one second, third and fourth place award.
HNC Electrical and Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering students from Northumberland College visited Thermo Fisher Scientific earlier this month, to work with a continuous improvement team to develop new methods of improving production at its Cramlington factory.
InformAll February 2017
Following Northumberland College’s investment of more than £14million in new facilities which included a brand-new restaurant and additional professional kitchen, its School of Hospitality and Catering has continued to grow and has now welcomed a new hospitality director bringing with him top industry contacts and new curriculum plans.
In partnership with The Maltings, Northumberland College has the stage set for anyone seeking a career within performing arts and music production plus a new motor vehicle centre is being developed.
Northumberland College has recently launched its new Apprenticeship Academy that will focus on meeting the needs of Apprentices and their employers.
This new Academy sees Apprenticeship Support Officers and Assessors for all subjects working more closely together.
Launched in September, Northumberland Career College is a new innovative learning model for 14 to 19 year-olds that combines academic studies with practical learning and work experience.
Northumberland College has introduced a number of brand-new part-time and Leisure Learning courses that take place at 15 centres across the county including Allendale Forge Studios, The Alnwick Garden Community Room and the Cheviot Centre in Wooler.
220 runners have taken part in two Santa Fun Runs, organised by Northumberland College, dressed in Christmas fancy dress.
The first run took place in Ashington’s Hirst Park where participants braved the cold to cover one mile in total, starting at the Hirst Park Pavilion.
Northumberland College are offering a range of Leisure Learning courses across Northumberland, designed for people who wish to develop a new skill, take up a new hobby or who simply wish to have fun and meet new people.
Northumberland College has officially broken ground for works to commence on the £2.5m state-of-the-art STEM Centre at its Ashington campus, scheduled to be completed by summer 2017.
Northumberland College offers five day a week courses for special needs students.
Northumberland College HND Fashion and Textiles student, Suzanne Treacy, has been shortlisted for ‘The Prize 2016’, London’s premier embroidery house, Hand and Lock’s National Student Award.
Young people who have not found the right option following GCSEs and those people interested in learning something new or looking to improve their career through study are invited to attend an open event at Northumberland College.
Northumberland College is ramping up its commitment to turning out the next generation of young people equipped with vital science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subject skills, after being awarded a grant by the Community Foundation.
New courses and Leisure Learning boost numbers to all-time high
Those who choose to study at Northumberland College’s Berwick Centre can develop a wider range of skills than ever before including salon management, media make-up, performing arts, photography and vehicle maintenance.
This September, Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus, based just outside of Ponteland, will become the new home for the college’s Travel and Tourism students.
Following their recent appearance on BBC's "The One Show", Hexham's thriving community-hub Core Music are teaming up with Northumberland College’s Music Production Course to give the next generation of Northumberland musicians a platform for their talents.
Northumberland College’s Music Production Course and The Maltings, Berwick’s highly successful arts centre and venue have teamed up to give the next generation of Berwick’s young musicians a platform for their talents.
The College’s state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshop, based at its Ashington campus on College road has been approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), for its latest commercial venture in carrying out MOT testing, servicing and fast-fit repairs.
Northumberland College hosted its Employment Skills Forum, where it signed a strategic agreement with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, on talent development.
Northumberland College celebrated the success of more than 1,000 students and apprentices at graduation ceremonies last week.
Northumberland College is launching a Career College that will initially specialise in land-based and rural tourism.
Northumberland College has announced a £2.5m investment that will create a new science and technology centre at its Ashington campus.
David Evennett MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visited Northumberland College's Hexham Centre today to meet travel and tourism students and hear plans for Northumberland College’s Rural Tourism Academy.
Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education visited Northumberland College to discuss Apprenticeships this week.
The Minister’s visit follows an invitation issued by Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham who has highlighted the achievements of the College.
A group of 13 ambitious Northumberland College students are aiming to reach the 4,167m summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.
New and progressing students are invited to come along to speak to Northumberland College’s Higher Education team about HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees.
Well done to Lewis Larmouth who achieved 2nd place in Young Horticulturalist of the Year Regional Final at the weekend, winning £100 and a book.
Northumberland College’s Chair of Governors was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Sunshine Fund’s 2016 Glass Slipper Awards.
Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus held its first Farmers’ Market on Sunday.
The event attracted a range of local producers with products ranging from cheeses to meats and preserves to dairy fudge.
Best friends and now business partners, Hayley Wright and Rachel Cannell qualified from Northumberland College’s Hair and Beauty Academy five years ago and established their own beauty salon in August.
Northumberland College exceeded its Apprenticeship targets for the 2014-15 academic year and now wishes to highlight that these days apprenticeship training covers a broader range of industry sectors than ever before. Overall targets for both 16-18 and adult apprenticeships surpassed 100%.
A Northumberland College apprentice is building a better future thanks to a local construction firm.
Students at Northumberland College get the business bug with the launch of a major enterprise competition.
NORTHUMBERLAND College students will be tempting fate by having a stay-awake at, what is reputed to be, one of the region’s most haunted castles on one of the scariest nights of the year.
GET into the spirit of Christmas with Kirkley Hall’s annual Countryside Christmas Fair on Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 November 2015!
NORTHUMBERLAND College is taking inspiration from the nation’s current passion for the Rugby World Cup.
NORTHUMBERLAND College is conjuring up a Halloween Spook-tacular for Saturday 31 October.
The Kids’ Cookery Club at the Ashington Campus will be cooking up a batch of unearthly delights for its Halloween party on Saturday 31 October.
Our Graduate hair and beauty salon celebrates its first birthday on Thursday 22 October 2015.
Emily Runciman is leading the way in encouraging more young people to take part in the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta.
The Northumberland College student recently acted as an ambassador for Northumberland County Council (NCC) on board the Black Diamond, which sailed from Hartlepool to Belfast in July 2015.
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Northumberland College has unveiled a new student social space, jobs, enterprise and help hub at its main campus in Ashington. This latest investment, in the region of £500,000, comes after the college officially launched new facilities at Ashington and at its Kirkley Hall campus in Ponteland earlier this year.
Guy Opperman MP addressed local businesses on the subject of skills opportunities within the Tyne Valley at a Business Forum hosted by Northumberland College at its Hexham centre earlier this week.
KIRKLEY Hall is celebrating after winning the prestigious Wedding Venue for the North East 2015.
The venue received the accolade at the North of England Wedding Awards in association with The Wedding Guide UK during a gala dinner ceremony at York Racecourse.
Internationally recognised accountancy qualifications including apprenticeships are now available through Northumberland College thanks to a closer partnership with AAT.
Northumberland College proudly sponsored the Best of Northumberland Awards in a celebration of groups and individuals, young and the more mature across a range of award categories that included sporting achievement and community champion.
Accountancy apprenticeships and training are now available through Northumberland College thanks to a new partnership with the AAT.
Northumberland College has officially opened state-of-the art learning facilities at its Ashington and Kirkley Hall Campuses, as part of a £9.5 million investment.
Students from Northumberland College travelled to Morocco last week to learn about the importance of sustainable tourism in an area recently devastated by flooding.
Northumberland College is inviting members of the public to try some of its popular courses for free during February half term.
The one day workshops will give people the chance to take part in a range of practical activities and sample the wide range of courses offered at the college’s Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses.
Northumberland College's Kirkley Hall Campus has become the first to launch Conifers for Colleges in the North East - a unique programme led by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) to ensure that the UK nurtures resilient and productive woodlands for future generations.
An International celebrity hairdresser has visited Northumberland College to officially open the new hair and beauty salon, The Graduate.
Fourteen young apprentices working for Northern Gas Networks (NGN) as part of a revolutionary new contractor model, have just completed their Apprenticeship induction training with Northumberland College.
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Northumberland College are pleased to announce that they have appointed Marcus Clinton as their new Principal and Chief Executive Officer.
Northumberland College are proud to be working with Gentoo Construction to recruit trainee bricklayers, plasterers and joiners to their exciting Traineeship programme.
Northumberland College is gearing up to host ‘Get the Buzz’ an exciting and impartial skills and careers event for young people next month.
Northumberland College has launched an innovative new arts programme that takes learners straight into the professional art world.
Northumberland College has launched an exclusive discount scheme for its students, Northland Xtra.
North East housing company, Homes for Northumberland, has created 16 new Apprenticeship roles following a successful Apprenticeship recruitment pilot.
Northumberland-based roof light and structural glazing specialists, NaturaLight Systems, which distributes its products throughout the UK, has recruited its first design apprentice with help from Northumberland College.
A smokehouse in Seahouses has successfully recruited an apprentice in the ancient process of smoking fish, with the help of Northumberland College.
Six apprentices employed by Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) in their Garden Care team have completed their Level One Award in Functional Skills English and Maths with the help of Northumberland College, helping them develop wider skills essential when handling things like pesticides.
Northumberland College has launched a travel scheme that means all 16-18 year olds who study at the college, living in Northumberland or Tyne and Wear and living more than three miles from their chosen place of study, will be entitled to free travel by public transport.
A report on our Outdoor Education students' recent trek to Mount Toubkal by expedition leader and course tutor Carl Halliday.
Students and visitors to Northumberland College today may notice a distinct change to the appearance of the entrance to the Ashington Campus this morning (5 June) after a group of Yarn bombers descended overnight.
A group of fashion students at Northumberland College have been approached to design and produce a range of themed accessories for this year’s Miss Newcastle competition, for the second year running.
Northumberland College’s students are celebrating after the latest national league tables published by the government’s Skills Funding Agency position the college as the best performing college in the North East for long course student success rates.
Outdoor education students are preparing to set off for their challenging charity trek to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa next weekend (7 June).
Students at Northumberland College stayed awake for 24 hours and raised almost £600 for Wansbeck General Hospital.
Photography student Laura Hardy is hosting her first solo exhibition in Wooler later this month.
Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus is holding an open day and countryside fair later this month with a packed programme for the whole family.
A hairdressing tutor and former student from Northumberland College have made it through to the regional heat of the prestigious Wella Trend Vision Competition after impressing top hairdressing professionals with their entries to the photographic heat.
Northumberland College’s HND Photography students have secured a special guest to open their first public exhibition of their work ‘Lens Creative’ at Blyth Sports Centre on Friday.
Northumberland College’s live tourist attraction Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens has achieved full membership to the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA), a body which shows commitment to animal welfare, education, research and conservation.
Narec has given three youngsters a head start with their careers in the renewable energy sector by recruiting them as apprentices with the help of Northumberland College.
Northumberland College’s Art students have teamed up with Northumberland County Council and The Alnwick Garden on a project to decorate compost bins to fundraise for a local charity and increase awareness of home composting week in early May.
Kirkley Hall Activity Centre is hosting its inaugural open day this Easter Saturday.
Northumberland College is opening its doors to the community and hosting a family open day and careers event later this month.
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus, Ponteland has today opened a brand-new aquatics centre with fish from the vast coral reefs of Indonesia to brackish estuaries flowing from the amazon. The centre also houses amphibians and other water loving species.
Northumberland College’s library in Ashington is opening its doors to the local community by hosting an event as part of the national World Book Night 2014 for the third consecutive year.
Health and social care students are gaining a glimpse of their future careers by volunteering with the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) at the region’s hospitals.
A smokehouse in Seahouses has turned to Northumberland College to recruit an apprentice in the ancient process of smoking fish to help grow the business and keep the unique skills alive.
Three Northumberland College students are celebrating after being placed second in the country at the national AHT hairdressing competition.
Work to create a new campus for Northumberland College is marking a major milestone today. Robertson, the integrated infrastructure, support services and construction group, has now erected the steel frame for the engineering workshop, which stands as a visible indication of the progress made to date.
Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus is busy preparing for Lambing weekend.
A group of hairdressing students have secured their place in the national final of the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists’ UK Trainee Competition, which will be held in Blackpool later this month.
Brand new commercial hairdressing and beauty salons will be created during the £9.5 million campus investment at Northumberland College.
Nissan car manufacturing kindly donated a Nissan Note car to the College's Motor Vehicle department at the Ashington campus this week.
A group of travel and tourism students are ready for take-off after gaining hands on training at British Airways’ Cranebank Crew Training Centre, near London Heathrow.
More than 60 organisations joined Northumberland College at a meeting of its Employment and Skills Forum last week.
The event took place at the college’s Kirkley Hall campus near Ponteland.
Outdoor education students at Northumberland College seek sponsorship to raise funds for a challenging charity trek to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa this June.
Northumberland College is working with renowned leatherworker Andy Bates to launch a new Leatherwork course in Hexham, a town where the ancient craft has been practised for centuries.
Northumberland College students have been using their skills to put something back into their local community by helping out on a garden ‘tidy up’ project.
Award winning Northumbrian shepherdess, Emma Gray, will be running weekly sheep dog training drop-in sessions starting this month at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus.
Northumberland College has appointed the infrastructure, support services and construction group, Robertson as contractor for its £9.5m campus upgrade.
A programme to help reduce isolation among older people in Northumberland has been launched with the help of Northumberland College.
Floristry students from Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus near Ponteland took a trip north to Holy Island to decorate Lindisfarne Castle for the festive season.
Early Years students from Northumberland College’s Ashington campus joined staff at Northumberland Children’s Centres to gain insight into the world of work as part of Action for Children National Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day.
A group of 13 Northumberland College students who all study Level 3 Travel and Tourism have been fund raising to host an event at St. Christopher’s House in Morpeth on 5 December.
A Northumberland College student was named third best in country in the national WorldSkillsUK IT competitions at The Skills Show in Birmingham.
Northumberland art students will offer shoppers a rare behind-the-scenes insight into daily life at the county’s largest retail and leisure destination with a series of environmental portraits this term.
Northumberland College is proud to be an organising partner of the national WorldSkillsUK IT competitions at The Skills Show in Birmingham later this month.
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Northumberland College students gathered at the Kirkley Hall Campus last week to celebrate the college’s 2013 graduation and student awards ceremonies.
Northumberland College's first cohort of students to successfully complete The Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award were presented with their award in front of proud friends and family at a special celebration event last night.
Art and design students at Northumberland College are looking forward to the launch of their exhibition ‘The Deep End’ at Woodhorn Museum this weekend.
More than 60 organisations today joined Northumberland College at the launch of its Employment and Skills Forum at the college’s Kirkley Hall Campus in Ponteland.
Northumberland College will be exhibiting at North East Skills, the biggest annual skills and careers event for 15 to 24 year olds in the region.
A group of 16 young people aged 16 to 24 have graduated from an intensive two week Pre-Apprenticeship training programme delivered by a partnership between Northumberland College and Zenith People.
Northumberland College’s summer enrolment event starts next week at its Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses.
Northumberland College is urging young people aged between 16 and 24 to attend the Engineer Your Future Apprenticeship event that will take place at Ashington Campus on Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August 2013.
An innovative partnership between Hirst Park Middle School in Ashington and Northumberland College will give 120 Year 8 pupils (aged 12-13) a hands-on vocational learning experience, starting this September.
Northumberland College’s Hexham Centre hosted a special event today to mark its first birthday and celebrate the success of its first cohort of students.
Northumberland College students put questions to Sir Steve Redgrave at a celebrity fund raising golf day at Slaley Hall, which took place last week.
Top hairdressing apprentice Calum Hall has proven he is a cut above his fellow students by winning gold at a national hairdressing competition at Blackpool for the second year running.
Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for further education, skills and lifelong learning, joined business leaders and School Heads from the region at an Apprenticeship Summit at Northumberland College on Friday to discuss skills and apprenticeships.
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