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Northern Ireland’s six Regional Colleges operate across NI and are the main providers of professional and technical education and training in NI.  The sector plays a central role in raising levels of literacy and numeracy and in up-skilling and re-skilling the population through a broad range of course.  College provision range from GCSEs and A levels to HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees, Higher Level Apprenticeships and other specific training programmes.


School Partnerships

All six Regional Colleges offer a range of courses in partnership with post-primary schools to deliver a range of technical and professional courses, including National and First Diplomas.  The FE sector is ensuring that the requirements of the Entitlement Framework are being met across the post primary sector in NI. Each College currently works in partnership with a large number of local schools in the delivery of the Framework. 

Adult Education

All six Regional Colleges offer a range of courses for Adult Learners to support returners top education, to provide upskilling and re-skilling opportunities and to facilitate progress to further study.

Community Education

All six Regional Colleges deliver community education through a range of community outreach locations and in partnership with local communities.


Studying at your local Colleges offers a range of routes for further progression. The introduction of the QCF (Qualification Credit Framework) means that there are more flexible way to develop progression pathways from entry level through to undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Higher Education

See our Higher Education webpage for a list of HE opportunities at the colleges.