College hosts an open house for budding students

A COLLEGE campus is throwing open its doors for learners to find out more about its courses.

Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland, will invite would-be students to visit the Northumberland College campus on Saturday to tour its facilities and pick up information about its courses linked to the rural economy, such as agriculture, animal care, outdoor education and renewable energy.

The site boasts an animal management centre with more than 100 animals, equestrian centre, working farm, gardens and greenhouses.

The event will run from 10am to 1pm and tutors will be on hand to advise on the full and part-time courses available. Those attending can sign up for courses immediately.

A similar session will be held at the college’s Ashington campus on Wednesday, from 4.30pm to 7pm, focusing on a range of subjects, including hair and beauty, early years, construction, art and tourism.

And school pupils will be given the chance to enjoy the hands-on experience of courses at Kirkley Hall on Monday, April 2, from 10am to 3pm.

The free event is available to pupils in Years 10 and 11 across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

There will be taster activities in animal care, equine, outdoor education, veterinary nursing, horticulture, countryside management, arboriculture, fisheries, agriculture and floristry.

Booking is essential. To secure a place call 01670 816597.

For more information about learning opportunities at Northumberland College visit www.northumberland.ac.uk or call 01670 841200.