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New and re-appointed members of FE College Governing Bodies

The Minister has appointed new governors and re-appointed existing governors (whose first terms of office had come to an end across the FE Sector). The appointments are each for a period of four years.The governing body of a FE College is responsible for securing the efficient and effective management of the college, determining its strategic direction, appointing its senior staff and ensuring that the college acts as a responsible employer. ....
Posted: Fri 28 Aug 2015

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

Event Date: Fri 4 Dec 2015

FE Conference 2015

Event Date: Fri 28 Aug 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

Education and training

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
  • Higher Education Degrees including:
    • - Two-year Foundation Degrees
    • - National and Higher National Diplomas and Certificates