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FE Showcase at Long Gallery

The Further Education sector supports widening access to participation in Higher Education. The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings was the venue today (Tuesday 14 October) for a special event - to showcase the role of the six regional Further Education (FE) Colleges in widening participation to Higher Education. The event, sponsored by the Committee for Employment and Learning, was attended by key stakeholders including business and trade unions representatives, MLAs, as well as staff and students from the six regional Further Education Colleges. ....
Posted: Wed 22 Oct 2014


ESF Roadshows taking place October and November

Event Date: Mon 29 Sep 2014

Future Student of Business Awards 2014 - now open! #CollegesFSB

Event Date: Thu 25 Sep 2014

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Northern Ireland's Further and Higher Education Colleges

Colleges Northern Ireland is the membership body promoting, supporting and representing Northern Ireland's Six Further and Higher Education Colleges.

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Northern Ireland's Colleges offer a comprehensive range of courses at highly completive rates.

Colleges offer a range of full-time and part-time education and training options from entry level to post-graduate:

  • Essential Skills (numeracy, literacy, ICT)
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    • - Two-year Foundation Degrees
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