Young people who have not found the right option following GCSEs and those people interested in learning something new or looking to improve their career through study are invited to attend an open event at Northumberland College.

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Northumberland College offers over 40 apprenticeship subject frameworks – one of the largest ranges of apprenticeships in the region with strong links with employers in Northumberland and the wider north east area and now wishes to highlight that these days apprenticeship training covers a broader range of industry sectors than ever before.

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Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education visited Northumberland College to discuss Apprenticeships this week. The Minister’s visit follows an invitation issued by Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham who has highlighted the achievements of the College.

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David Evennett MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visited Northumberland College's Hexham Centre today to meet travel and tourism students and hear plans for Northumberland College’s Rural Tourism Academy.

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New and progressing students are invited to come along to speak to Northumberland College’s Higher Education team about HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees.

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A group of 13 ambitious Northumberland College students are aiming to reach the 4,167m summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

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Well done to Lewis Larmouth who achieved 2nd place in Young Horticulturalist of the Year Regional Final at the weekend, winning £100 and a book.

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Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus held its first Farmers’ Market on Sunday. The event attracted a range of local producers with products ranging from cheeses to meats and preserves to dairy fudge.

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Northumberland College’s Chair of Governors was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Sunshine Fund’s 2016 Glass Slipper Awards.

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Northumberland College exceeded its Apprenticeship targets for the 2014-15 academic year and now wishes to highlight that these days apprenticeship training covers a broader range of industry sectors than ever before. Overall targets for both 16-18 and adult apprenticeships surpassed 100%.

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GET into the spirit of Christmas with Kirkley Hall’s annual Countryside Christmas Fair on Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 November 2015!

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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 campuses.

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Northumberland College are pleased to announce that they have appointed Marcus Clinton as their new Principal and Chief Executive Officer.

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Northumberland College is gearing up to host ‘Get the Buzz’ an exciting and impartial skills and careers event for young people next month.

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Northumberland College has launched an exclusive discount scheme for its students, Northland Xtra.

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Northumberland-based roof light and structural glazing specialists, NaturaLight Systems, which distributes its products throughout the UK, has recruited its first design apprentice with help from Northumberland College.

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A smokehouse in Seahouses has successfully recruited an apprentice in the ancient process of smoking fish, with the help of Northumberland College.

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Northumberland College has launched a travel scheme that means all 16-18 year olds who study at the college, living in Northumberland or Tyne and Wear and living more than three miles from their chosen place of study, will be entitled to free travel by public transport.

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Kirkley Hall is set for an exciting program of events this summer including The Proms on the Lawn and an outdoor performance of Peter Pan.

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Staff and students from Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens are proud recipients of two Blue Cross Animals in Education Awards and have just taken in a six week old endangered red squirrel for hand-rearing.

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Kirkley Hall campus, part of Northumberland College, is to be one of the first colleges in the UK to take part in an innovative new venture being led by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) to keep coniferous trees on the map for the woodland managers of the future!.

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Please note Kirkley Hall campus will re-open to students on Wednesday 11 June and be open as usual

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Northumberland College’s students are celebrating after the latest national league tables published by the government’s Skills Funding Agency position the college as the best performing college in the North East for long course student success rates.

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Northumberland College's Kirkley Hall Campus were proud sponsors of this year's Northumberland County Show and achieved a runner-up place for its tradestand, which looked colourful and inviting.

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Outdoor education students are preparing to set off for their challenging charity trek to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa next weekend (7 June).

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Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus is holding an open day and countryside fair later this month with a packed programme for the whole family.

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Katherine Robbie, who studies Level 2 Floristry at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus was awarded first place in the 'Vive le Velo' category at the Harrogate spring flower show last week.

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Northumberland College’s live tourist attraction Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens has achieved full membership to the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA), a body which shows commitment to animal welfare, education, research and conservation.

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A report on our Outdoor Education students' recent trek to Mount Toubkal by expedition leader and course tutor Carl Halliday.

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Students at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus are using QR (Quick Response) technology to assist in their plant identification studies.

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Kirkley Hall Activity Centre is hosting its inaugural open day this Easter Saturday.

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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus, Ponteland has today opened a brand-new aquatics centre with fish from the vast coral reefs of Indonesia to brackish estuaries flowing from the amazon. The centre also houses amphibians and other water loving species.

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More than 60 organisations joined Northumberland College at a meeting of its Employment and Skills Forum last week. The event took place at the college’s Kirkley Hall campus near Ponteland.

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Outdoor education students at Northumberland College seek sponsorship to raise funds for a challenging charity trek to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa this June.

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Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus will this month play host to an illustrated talk about the discovery and excavation of a 13th Century Mill on the River Coquetdale.

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Award winning Northumbrian shepherdess, Emma Gray, will be running weekly sheep dog training drop-in sessions starting this month at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus.

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Northumberland College has appointed the infrastructure, support services and construction group, Robertson as contractor for its £9.5m campus upgrade.

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Northumberland College, a leading provider of land-based training, has appointed John Charlton as farm manager for its farms at Kirkley Hall near Ponteland and Carlcroft in the Coquet Valley.

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Floristry students from Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus near Ponteland took a trip north to Holy Island to decorate Lindisfarne Castle for the festive season.

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Northumberland College students gathered at the Kirkley Hall Campus last week to celebrate the college’s 2013 graduation and student awards ceremonies.

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Northumberland College’s first cohort of students to successfully complete The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award were presented with their award in front of proud friends and family at a special celebration event last night.

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More than 60 organisations today joined Northumberland College at the launch of its Employment and Skills Forum at the college’s Kirkley Hall Campus in Ponteland.

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Northumberland College will be exhibiting at North East Skills, the biggest annual skills and careers event for 15 to 24 year olds in the region.

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Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall, nestled in a 17th century estate just outside Newcastle is inviting families to a very special tea party as they host an outdoor production of Alice - An Extraordinary Adventure.

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Northumberland College is urging young people aged between 16 and 24 to attend the Engineer Your Future Apprenticeship event that will take place at Ashington Campus on Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August 2013.

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An innovative partnership between Hirst Park Middle School in Ashington and Northumberland College will give 120 Year 8 pupils (aged 12-13) a hands-on vocational learning experience, starting this September.

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Northumberland College’s Hexham Centre hosted a special event today to mark its first birthday and celebrate the success of its first cohort of students.

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Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for further education, skills and lifelong learning, joined business leaders and School Heads from the region at an Apprenticeship Summit at Northumberland College on Friday to discuss skills and apprenticeships.

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Northumberland College is launching a Career College that will initially specialise in land-based and rural tourism. Targeted at 14 to 19 year-olds, Career Colleges are a national initiative conceived by former Education Secretary, Lord Baker. They provide young people with the opportunity to combine academic studies with high quality practical learning, within a specific industry.

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Northumberland College celebrated the success of more than 1,000 students and apprentices at graduation ceremonies last week.

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Award-winning Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, which currently houses over 200 species of animals including Ring Tailed Lemurs, Coatis, Wallabies and Meerkats, has successfully bred six different species since May.

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Northumberland College’s summer enrolment events start next week at its Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses.

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