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Northumberland College are inviting interested organisations wishing to work with us as a delivery partner across the North East LEP area in answer to the call for the SFA/ESF funded activity ‘Improving the Labour Market Relevance of Education and Training Systems.

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Our Graduate hair and beauty salon celebrates its first birthday on Thursday 22 October 2015.

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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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SOMETHING’S cooking at Northumberland College’s Ashington Campus...

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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.

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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.

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Internationally recognised accountancy qualifications including apprenticeships are now available through Northumberland College thanks to a closer partnership with AAT.

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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.

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An all-female painting and decorating company has taken on an apprentice for the first time thanks to Northumberland College.

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Accountancy apprenticeships and training are now available through Northumberland College thanks to a new partnership with the AAT.

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Read about our exciting new foundation degree courses and music course in today’s Journal.

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Students from Hirst Park Middle School have been trying out exciting curriculum pathways in various vocational areas at Northumberland College.

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A group of Northumberland College students recently reached the 4,167m summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

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Northumberland College has celebrated the success of more than 1000 students and apprentices at graduation ceremonies last week.

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Horticulture apprentices at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus have embarked on a garden design project to create an exciting new space for other students and visitors.

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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.

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A group of Northumberland College students are preparing for a challenging charity expedition to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco in June. The Level 3 Outdoor Adventure Academy students from the college’s Kirkley Hall campus aim to reach the 4,167m summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

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Students from Northumberland College travelled to Morocco last week to learn about the importance of sustainable tourism in an area recently devastated by flooding.

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Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens has won Recreation/Children’s Facility of the year at this year’s What’s on Where awards.

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Apprentices and employers teamed up yesterday to enjoy a range of outdoor challenges to mark this year’s National Apprenticeship Week.

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See our page in today’s Journal highlighting some of our Apprenticeship success and future plans. To read the full page click here.

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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.

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Fitness expert and 2014 BBC the Apprentice candidate Katie Bulmer-Cooke, was at Northumberland College’s Ashington Campus this week helping to launch an exciting new campaign to encourage girls into sport.

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A Northumberland College student competed and won a bronze medal in the WorldSkillsUK national IT competition finals at The Skills Show in Birmingham.

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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.

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An International celebrity hairdresser has visited Northumberland College to officially open the new hair and beauty salon, The Graduate.

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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.

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Northumberland College are proud to be working with Gentoo Construction to recruit trainee bricklayers, plasterers and joiners to their exciting Traineeship programme.

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Northumberland College’s wind technician training courses moved to a new base at the Port of Blyth earlier this year. Now plans for a £1.2m purpose-built training centre that will make up a wider development of £3m have been given the green light.

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Northumberland College is gearing up to host ‘Get the Buzz’ an exciting and impartial skills and careers event for young people next month.

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Northumberland College has launched an innovative new arts programme that takes learners straight into the professional art world.

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Northumberland College has launched an exclusive discount scheme for its students, Northland Xtra.

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North East housing company, Homes for Northumberland, has created 16 new Apprenticeship roles following a successful Apprenticeship recruitment pilot.

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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.

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A smokehouse in Seahouses has successfully recruited an apprentice in the ancient process of smoking fish, with the help of Northumberland College.

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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.

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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.

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A report on our Outdoor Education students' recent trek to Mount Toubkal by expedition leader and course tutor Carl Halliday.

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The first group of trainee teachers from Northumberland College’s newly established partnership with the University of Huddersfield are preparing to graduate.

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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.

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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.

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Twenty employees from Northumberland County Council who have successfully completed their Apprenticeship with Northumberland College were presented with their certificates at a special presentation in the Council Chamber at County Hall in Morpeth.

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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.

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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).

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Students at Northumberland College stayed awake for 24 hours and raised almost £600 for Wansbeck General Hospital.

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Photography student Laura Hardy is hosting her first solo exhibition in Wooler later this month.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kirkley Hall Activity Centre is hosting its inaugural open day this Easter Saturday.

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Northumberland College is opening its doors to the community and hosting a family open day and careers event later this month.

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By Lisa Mood Employability Manager at Northumberland College, which is working in partnership with AkzoNobel to help drive cultural change in the manufacturing sector

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Three Northumberland College students are celebrating after being placed second in the country at the national AHT hairdressing competition.

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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.

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Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus is busy preparing for Lambing weekend.

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North Tyneside based private hire taxi operator, Blueline has trained over 120 drivers with bespoke training from Northumberland College.

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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.

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Brand new commercial hairdressing and beauty salons will be created during the £9.5 million campus investment at Northumberland College.

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Nissan car manufacturing kindly donated a Nissan Note car to the College's Motor Vehicle department at the Ashington campus this week.

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As part of an exciting new partnership, Northumberland College’s renowned renewable energies training courses will be delivered from the Port of Blyth from February 2014.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Northumberland College in Berwick is introducing a wide range of Bitesize introductory courses, offering learning opportunities in subjects from first aid for pets, floristry and belly dancing to brickwork and carpentry for just five pounds.

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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.

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Northumberland College is inviting business, community and skills leaders to an employment and skills forum next month.

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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.

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Northumberland College has today started to lay the foundations for its £9.5m campus upgrade.

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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.

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Northumberland College has appointed the infrastructure, support services and construction group, Robertson as contractor for its £9.5m campus upgrade.

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A programme to help reduce isolation among older people in Northumberland has been launched with the help of Northumberland College.

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A group of more than one hundred Northumberland College students and staff got dressed as Santa’s faithful helpers to take part in the first ever North East Elf Run last week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Northumberland College student was named third best in country in the national WorldSkillsUK IT competitions at The Skills Show in Birmingham.

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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.

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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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Find out the latest news from Northumberland College in our newsletter, Informall.

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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.

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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.

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A group of retired health practitioners are looking for their old classmates to join their 50 year reunion and celebrate the half century since they met on the Pre-Nursing course at Northumberland College in 1963.

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Hospitality Management student Annmarie Beattie has been named Chef of the Year at her employer’s inaugural Chef d’Fantastic competition.

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Art and design students at Northumberland College are looking forward to the launch of their exhibition ‘The Deep End’ at Woodhorn Museum this weekend.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Northumberland College’s summer enrolment event starts next week at its Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Two Animal Management students from Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus are heading off to South Africa this week to help to save rhinos in their natural habitat.

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Northumberland College students put questions to Sir Steve Redgrave at a celebrity fund raising golf day at Slaley Hall, which took place last week.

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Engineering and manufacturing businesses from across the North East gathered at an event at Northumberland College today to find out more about funding of up to £15,000 that is available when they recruit an apprentice.

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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.

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Following an Ofsted inspection that was carried out in January, governors, staff and students at Northumberland College are celebrating the official report, which praises the college for significant improvements and confirms the college is one of the best in the region.

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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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