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

Northumberland College Zoo reopens to visitors

A popular Northumberland zoo will reopen its doors to the public this weekend with a new name and animals among a host of exciting changes awaiting visitors. Northumberland College Zoo, set in acres of beautiful countryside within the college’s specialist animal management, land-based and outdoor campus at Kirkley Hall, has been closed for the past … Continued

College celebrates 100% equine exam success

Students and staff at Kirkley Hall Campus are celebrating an outstanding 100% pass rate in equine exams for the third year running.  All 23 Equine Management students gained a pass, merit or distinction in their spring technical diploma and technical certificate exams, with all passing at the first attempt.  The college’s Animal Management courses also achieved an incredible 100% … 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

Sport student cycles for 12-hours to support NHS

A Northumberland College student has raised over £1,200 for NHS frontline staff after completing a gruelling 12-hour stationary bike ride.  Joel Dooley, who is studying Sport Science, wanted to raise money while at home during lockdown and decided to do charity bike ride in tribute of the healthcare workers and volunteers who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 17-year-old, from Ashington, kicked off his … 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

Zoo virtual tours: Meet our meerkats

Join Emma and our meerkats for breakfast and learn more about these amazing creatures from the comfort of your home!

Lecturer joins PPE production line to help health workers

A Northumberland College hairdressing lecturer has joined a team of volunteers producing much needed clinical gowns and scrubs for NHS staff across the North East. Michelle Craggs, an experienced seamstress, is working alongside machinists and design technicians at Northumbria University’s School of Design to produce protective garments which are being distributed to hospitals, hospices and … Continued