New skills for the New Year

NORTHUMBERLAND College is offering residents the opportunity to make a new start this New Year by learning a new skill.

It has a wide range of full-time, part-time and short courses beginning in January, including a range of Bitesize courses for just £5.

The Bitesize programmes range from first aid for pets and floristry for beginners at the Kirkley Hall campus to DIY maintenance, building your own computer and basic food preparation and cooking at the Ashington campus.

People interested in full or part-time courses or an apprenticeship can find out more at two open events.

On Tuesday, between 4.30pm and 7pm, information about programmes linked to the rural economy will be available at the Kirkley Hall campus.

These include agriculture, horticulture and floristry, animal care and veterinary nursing, equine studies, arboriculture, outdoor education, renewable energies, fisheries management and game keeping.

The following day, course and apprenticeship details for subjects such as hair and beauty, early years, construction, art and design and travel and tourism will be on show at the campus on College Road in Ashington from 4.30pm to 7pm.

Tutors will be available to give advice on all courses. Anyone unable to attend can find out more by calling 01670 841200, emailing or visiting