Slideshow: NRC graduations

Northern Regional College Higher Education students have celebrated success at the college’s Higher Education graduation ceremonies in Ballymena.

The students come from NRC’s six campuses at Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Magherafelt and Newtownabbey.

L-R Clare Dornan, Tony Glass, Stephen McCartney graduating from ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management (Ballymena Campus), Maureen McCartney, John McCartney at the Northern Regional College Higher Education Graduation. INBT 01- NRC 6.

L-R Clare Dornan, Tony Glass, Stephen McCartney graduating from ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management (Ballymena Campus), Maureen McCartney, John McCartney at the Northern Regional College Higher Education Graduation. INBT 01- NRC 6.

The graduating students completed courses in areas including Education, Sport, Health and Social Care, Counselling, Business and Management, Engineering, and Computing.

Higher education qualifications achieved included access diplomas, Level 4 and 5 certificates and diplomas, University of Ulster entry level certificates, foundation degrees and post graduate certificates in further and higher education.

Congratulating students on their success Professor Terri Scott NRC Principal and Chief Executive highlighted the valuable role of Higher Education qualifications in equipping students with the skills required by employers across the private and public sectors. Stressing the need to widen participation at this level she said: “With the increased costs of accessing education, Higher Education programmes offer an economic pathway to achieving third level qualifications. At NRC we offer smaller class sizes and close industry links, relevant skills development and a flexible delivery programme to suit those combining work with education.”

Guest speakers included Maired McCafferty, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) and Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director, Hutchinson AeroTech/Engineering.