Taste a day of college life
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
The hands-on workshops are open to all ages but will be
particularly useful to those in year 11 looking for their next
steps after GCSEs.
Those interested are being urged to book their place in advance
for activities ranging from electrical engineering to graphics and
character design at the Ashington Campus and tasters in animal care
and working in the farming industry at the Kirkley Hall Campus.
Other sessions include hairdressing, beauty therapy, catering,
sport and public services, travel and tourism, brickwork, plumbing,
welding, equine, horticulture and many more. The full list of
workshops can be found at www.northumberland.ac.uk.
Those attending the taster sessions will be amongst the first to
benefit from a £9.5million upgrade at the college which has created
over 5,000 square metres of brand-new facilities including a modern
40-seat restaurant, additional professional kitchen, luxurious hair
and beauty salon, all-new construction trades workshops, spacious
motor vehicle workshop with six vehicle bays and an engineering
facility with advanced manufacturing centre.
Marcus Clinton, Principal Curriculum at Northumberland College
said: "These workshops provide an excellent opportunity to sample
life as a college student. You can come in and have a look around
and try out some fun and interesting course related activities
across the range of different subjects that are available here and
benefit from the new facilities.
Booking is essential due to high demand and places are limited.
To find out more and to book a place call 01670 841 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org