Northumberland College hosts a family open day and careers event
Ashington Campus

Northumberland College is opening its doors to the community by hosting a family open day and careers event

14 May

The free event takes place 10am to 2pm on Saturday 19 May at the Ashington Campus, on College Road.

There will be something for everyone including face painting and children's activities, a range of stalls, sporting activities, workshops, nail art and hair styling, fairground rides, science demonstrations, 3D printing, as well as handling sessions with animals from the college's Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens.

This is the fifth annual family open day at the College's main campus and in addition to the attractions, visitors are invited to talk to tutors and student advisors about courses on offer starting in September, including GCSE resists, A-Level options, degree level courses and live Apprenticeship job vacancies.

Our help hub team will also be on hand to discuss financial and learning support that is available.

Potential adult learners can find out about our programme of part-time and professional courses available to start now including our free course offer, suitable for those looking to get job ready, improve career prospects, set up and build a business of learn a new skill.

Our leisure learning team will be on hand to discuss our Spring term Leisure Learning Course offer, that are designed for learners looking for a course for fun, maybe develop a new hobby, increase your skills in an area of interest or simply to meet new people.

The College is also taking applications for September 2018 for all courses.

Higher Education courses include HNC Applied Science, Electrical Engineering and Art, FdA Children's Workforce Practice and Foundation Degrees at the College' Kirkley Hall campus including Arboriculture, Equestrian Performance and Coaching and Animal Management.

Higher Education courses at the College's Kirkley Hall campus include Foundation Degrees in Arboriculture, Animal Management, Equestrian Performance and Coaching and others.

Those aged 19 or over are eligible to apply for  the Advanced Learner Loan, a government initiative, for those who wish to study a course at Level 3 or higher. Loans are intended to help students cover the cost of tuition fees, and there are no repayments until earnings are over £21,000 per year.

The College has committed to an investment of more than £14m at its Ashington and Kirkley Hal campuses, this began in 2015 and includes a new £2.5m STEM Centre that opened in September 2017.

The state-of-the-art centre for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) boasts state-of-the-art facilities including 3D printer and scanner, virtual welding machine, industrial robot, Hydraulic rigs and simulation software and a modular clean room with Class 10,000 (ISO 7) specification.

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