The first open event of this academic year will take place on
Tuesday 8 November, 4:30 - 7pm, at the college's Ashington and
Kirkley Hall campuses where visitors can find out about courses
Tutors will be available to give advice on full and part-time
courses in a wide range of subjects and courses including
Apprenticeships and Higher Education.
Plus, advisers will be on hand to provide information on
bursaries and grants.
The Ashington campus offers a wide range of education and
training in art design and digital business administration,
construction, engineering, renewables, motor vehicle, early years,
hair and beauty, hospitality, IT, sport and uniformed public
Kirkley Hall is the North East's premier land-based training
provider with courses in agriculture, animal care, veterinary
nursing, arboriculture, countryside and environment, equine,
floristry, horticulture and outdoor activity leadership.
The showcase open events will give visitors the chance to take a
look at some of the College's new facilities, which were upgraded
as part of a recent £10m refurbishment.
New facilities include a modern 40-seat restaurant, additional
professional kitchen, luxurious hair and beauty salon, all-new
construction trades workshops, spacious motor vehicle workshop with
six vehicle bays and an engineering facility with advanced
The college has recently opened a purpose-built Wind Hub and
Renewable Engeries centre based at the Port of Blyth with
state-of-the-art workshops and the latest teaching and learning
technologies for renewables.
Future developments to the College include a £2.5m STEM centre -
for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics due to open in
2017, £1m Equine Centre with America barn style stables and new
indoor and outdoor riding areas, plus further farm developments at
its Kirkley Hall campus
Support offered by the College includes a free 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, are entitled to the College's
free travel scheme.
Those aged over 19, who wish to study an Access to Higher
Education Diploma, or a Level 3 qualification, may be eligible for
the government's Advanced Learner Loan.
For further information about the open events, Apprenticeship
training and other learning opportunities offered by Northumberland
College visit www.northumberland.ac.uk or
Campus locations: Ashington Campus is located in College Road,
Ashington, NE63 9RG. Kirkley Hall Campus is located near Ponteland,