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Northern Ireland is going for gold at UK Skills Show

The Skills Show is the UK’s largest skills and careers event and is designed to reward talent and recognise the levels of expertise in apprenticeships, skills and further education.

Posted on: 15 November 2017

Westminster Budget provides certainty for FE Sector

Colleges Northern Ireland (CNI) welcomes the removal of funding uncertainty for the current financial year with the setting of a budget for Northern Ireland at Westminster yesterday. It is vital now that we see a move forward towards a political agreement that does not impact on ensuring clear funding streams are available and budget set for future years.

Posted on: 14 November 2017

FE success at Women in Business Awards 2017

The Women in Business Awards celebrate, reward and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of the most successful, entrepreneurial and inspiring business women throughout Northern Ireland. Now in their 7th year, the Women in Business Awards allow all sectors and industries to come together for an evening of celebration to recognise the best of home grown talent and the valuable contribution that women make to the economic life of Northern Ireland. This year’s Awards were held on 9 November and a Principal from a FE College took the top prize.

Posted on: 10 November 2017

£10k funding up for grabs - The Environment Now

Good news for young entrepreneurs in the UK with digital ideas providing environmental solutions - a new funding round via The Environment Now is open and the closing date has been extended until November 14th, 2017.

Posted on: 06 November 2017

GCSE Grading - your views?

There are changes happening to GCSE Grading in Northern Ireland. These changes mean that GCSE results issued to learners in Northern Ireland will be graded using letters (A* - G) and numbers (9 - 1). CCEA have designed a questionnaire which aims to ascertain the level of understanding of the changes to GCSE grading and what further information is required.

Posted on: 06 November 2017

NI Students are world-class skills champions

Northern Ireland again has become the best performing devolved region in the UK at this year’s World Skills Show in Abu Dhabi.

Posted on: 20 October 2017

All Ireland Scholarship / J P McManus Awards - 2017 Winners Announced

Over 50 applications from across the FE sector to the J P McManus / All Ireland Scholarship Awards this year and the standard was extremely high. The top six FE applicants have been selected and verified for eligibility by the Department for the Economy.

Posted on: 16 October 2017

North West Regional College offering free course in Fabrication and Welding

North West Regional College is offering a free fast-track course available to help unemployed people pursue a career in fabrication and welding.

Posted on: 13 October 2017

HE Conference 'Preparing for a QRV Visit' - Follow up information now available

The HE Conference 'Preparing for a Quality Review Preparing for a Quality Review Visit' was held on 6 October 2017 in SWC - Dungannon Campus. Over 130 Delegates were in attendance from six FE Colleges, St Mary's University College, Stranmillis University College, DfE and QAA.

Posted on: 13 October 2017

Employer Survey - deadline extended

Colleges NI has extended the deadline for the short survey on companies who have engaged with an FE College in the past and those that have not. The new deadline is Thursday 30 November 2017.

Posted on: 12 October 2017