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Export Sales Marketing Academy

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry and Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell have launched the Export Sales and Marketing Academy. The Academy is aimed at those who have a minimum HND in any discipline. It will provide an intensive eight week training programme with one of the weeks spent in a European Academic Institution. This will be followed by a nine month temporary work contract with an employer and a potential offer of employment.....
Posted: Tue 21 Jul 2015


Seminar: Education in Northern Ireland: raising standards, school accountability and leadership

Event Date: Fri 4 Dec 2015

Conference - Student Well Being Conference 11 June

Event Date: Thu 11 Jun 2015

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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

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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)
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    • - Two-year Foundation Degrees
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