Northumberland College is welcoming back visitors to its campuses for the re-launch of its exciting in-person open events. Prospective students will be able to tour the college’s state-of-the-art facilities and hear first-hand how the college transforms lives and supports young people and adults to achieve their career ambitions.
The technical, vocational and specialist land-based college will host a number of open events at its campuses at Kirkley Hall, Ashington and Berwick for school leavers and adults interested in studying vocational subjects, apprenticeships or part-time and short courses.
The in-person open events will adhere to strict safety measures in order to keep people safe. Visitors are asked to pre-register online prior to the event for a specific time slot so numbers can be restricted, to only bring one other person with them and to wear a face covering. In addition, there will be a one-way system in operation, social distancing in all areas of the college and rooms will be well-ventilated.
The college had previously been delivering its open events virtually, following the government’s lockdown restrictions last year, to ensure that prospective students could continue to plan their future.
Nigel Harrett, Principal of Northumberland College, said:
“We are delighted that our open events are returning to our campuses. Prospective students can once again explore everything the college has to offer and our specialist facilities at our wonderful campuses. We have safety measures in place and are looking forward to welcoming visitors in a safe and secure environment.”
“We’re pleased to be showcasing our new developments and investments, which have supported the college’s recent transformational growth and development and significantly enhanced the student experience and learning opportunities.”
During the open events, visitors can speak to the college’s expert teaching staff, find out about the extensive range of courses on offer, apply for a course and see the college’s specialist facilities. There will also be support teams to advise on student finance and bursaries, careers, study support and LGBTQ+ support.
The first in-person open event of the year will take place at the college’s land-based campus at Kirkley Hall near Ponteland, Wednesday 28th April from 4.30 until 6.30pm. There will be additional open events at Kirkley Hall on Saturday 15th May starting at 10.00am and on Wednesday 23rd June, starting at 4.30pm. The campus is a specialist centre for animal, land-based (agriculture and horticulture) and outdoor education and training. The 400-acre site is also home to a student training zoo with 200 species of animals.
Open events will take place at the college’s Berwick campus on Wednesday 19th May and at its Ashington campus on Wednesday 9th June. Both events will start at 4.30pm and finish at 6.30pm. The career-focused facilities at Ashington include a purpose-built STEM centre, health simulation hub and a wide range of fully equipped workshops, all linked to industry priority areas.
Please pre-register for an in-person open event here.
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