College launches exciting new courses at Port of Blyth

Northumberland College has launched a range of new engineering and employability courses to meet skills needs in the North East. The college, which is part of Education Partnership North East, will offer a Level 2 Engineering in Offshore Energy for 16-18-year-olds at its new campus from September 2020 at Port of Blyth supported by Port … Continued

Local communities to benefit from free distance learning courses

Local communities across the North East will be able to benefit from free distance learning courses throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, thanks to regional college group Education Partnership North East. The college group, which includes Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College, has further developed its range of high-quality distance learning courses so … Continued

College supporting learners with SEND during lockdown

Northumberland College is helping students with SEND continue their studies at home by offering tailored support and interactive activities during lockdown.  Knowing that many of their students would be vulnerable following the governments’ decision to suspend face to face learning, the college’s Inspire team responded quickly to introduce a clear link to life at college, teachers and support staff.  There are 10 … Continued

College’s higher education partner recognised on world stage

Education Partnership North East higher education delivery partner, the University of Cumbria, has been recognised as one of the top universities in the world for its quality education.  The university ranked 8th out of a total of 676 participating institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings and first in the UK for Quality Education … Continued

Zoo virtual tours: Meet our tortoises

We’re back at Kirkley Hall Zoo for more virtual animal antics! Learn more about the zoo’s tortoises with Emma who shares some tips on how to look after your own at home!

Adult learner puts studies into practice during lockdown

Adult learner Naomi Charlton is using the knowledge she has learned at Northumberland College on the Early Years Educator programme to create activities for her children during the COVID-19 lockdown. Following the government’s announcement to suspend face to face learning at colleges and schools, Naomi has been home-schooling her two young sons while also trying … Continued

Students bring floral cheer to Northumberland residents

Floristry students at Northumberland College have created bouquets of vibrant flowers, bringing cheer to Northumberland residents. The ‘Lonely Bouquet’ is a movement that was developed by Fleuropean, a small, organically run flower garden located in the Belgian countryside, and is dedicated to ‘spreading happiness and smiles, one flower at a time.’ The Level 2 Diploma and … Continued

Senior business leader talks skills gaps and nurturing regional talent at Northumberland College graduation

A senior business leader has spoken out about the importance of industry-aligned education in helping to tackle skills gaps in some of the region’s key industries. Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP), Andrew Hodgson, made the address to more than 400 staff and students from Northumberland College as part of its annual … Continued

Veterinary Nursing students experience trip of a lifetime to South Africa

A group of current and past veterinary nursing students from Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus got an insight into much bigger animals than usual on a recent trip to South Africa. The trip to Welgevonden Game Reserve Research Team in Waterberg, South Africa, consisted of a group of six veterinary nurses, tutor Stacey Bullock and … Continued