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NI Assembly - Enquiry into SEN - new deadline 30 June 2014

The Committee for Employment and Learning is undertaking an inquiry into post Special Educational Need (SEN) Provision in education, employment and training for those with Learning Disabilities in Northern Ireland. NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 30 JUEN 2014 The purpose of the Inquiry is to address the concerns raised by the Committee and advocates for those individuals with learning disabilities and their families that once they leave full time education where they have had long-term support they find themselves with very little help or options for what they do next. ....
Posted: Mon 21 Apr 2014


Colleges NI BEST Awards 2014

Event Date: Wed 28 May 2014

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Event Date: Wed 2 Apr 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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A range of practical support to business and industry:

  • Product Design & Prototyping
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  • Innovation
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  • Market Research and Marketing
  • Computer Systems & Software including free Open Source Software solutions

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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)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Professional and Technical training
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    • - Two-year Foundation Degrees
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