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4 NI students off to Abu Dhabi to test their skills

WorldSkills is the largest skills competition of its kind. It is held every two years, with around 1,000 young people coming together from around the globe to compete. More than 45 different skills are represented at the competition from Engineering, Manufacturing, ICT to Professional Services. This year's event takes place in October 2017 with four NI students on Team UK which has 34 members. ....
Posted: Thu 7 Sep 2017


Open Days - Find your perfect college

Event Date: Wed 20 Dec 2017

Policy Forum NI - Conference on Local Development Plans (7 Dec)

Event Date: Thu 7 Dec 2017

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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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Whatever size of business, work with one of our Colleges to help your business grow - providing support for economic and workforce development.

A range of practical support to business and industry:

  • Product Design & Prototyping
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Innovation
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Market Research and Marketing
  • Computer Systems & Software including free Open Source Software solutions

Education and training

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)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Professional and Technical training
  • Higher Education Degrees including:
    • - Two-year Foundation Degrees
    • - National and Higher National Diplomas and Certificates