Secondary pupils enjoy ‘Specialist Days’

Secondary school pupils from across the North East have been given a unique insight into possible future careers at Northumberland College. More than 30 Year 9 and 10 pupils visited the college’s campuses at Ashington and Kirkley Hall for two days of practical taster sessions in brickwork, joinery, plastering, countryside management, agriculture and animal care. … Continued

Northumberland College apprentice reaches horticulture regional finals

Jed Hallet-Miller, a Level 2 Standard Horticulture apprentice, will compete at the regional final of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year competition. Achieving the highest score in the local heat at Northumberland College, Jed will put his knowledge to the test again when he travels to Askham Bryan College in March. … Continued

Northumberland lecturer forms half of BBC Radio gardening duo

Northumberland Lecturer, John Guy forms one half of the popular duo that presents the BBC Radio Newcastle gardening show, Garden Mania. Garden Mania is a weekly garden phone in radio show hosted by John and Marian Foster and invites budding gardeners to put their questions to the horticultural experts. Students from Northumberland College are often … Continued

Students reach new heights with climbing qualification

Arboriculture apprentices have gained their City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Climb and Rescue qualification. Apprentices, Harry Olsson, Richard Carter, Michael Hall and Michael Allen were trained by Northumberland College’s Instructor (Arboriculture), Michael Armer and are employed by Northumberland County Council. The apprentices undertook a range of assessments with an external assessor, organised by the … Continued

Arboriculture students learn valuable skills thanks to partnership with Gentoo

Our Arboriculture students have recently worked on a project in conjunction with Gentoo on Tree Tagging. Tree Tagging is part of the surveying programme Gentoo deliver to individually tag trees with unique colour codes to support with inspections on their land. This proactive approach shows a duty of care in relation to health and safety … Continued