Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Creative Industries Team

Northern Regional College

The Award for FE Team of the Year

Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

This team works at the College’s Ballymoney campus. Former students have gone on to work for Channel 4, ITV, the BBC and Saatchi & Saatchi.

This is largely due to the learning and motivation students receive from this team – all of whom have worked or are still working in the media. They run five full-time courses with approximately 150 students at any one time.

Most courses have an 80% progression rate of students on to university. The attitude of the team is that just because you’re from rural Northern Ireland, doesn’t mean to say you can`t work in the Creative Industries – so a lot of their approach is about confidence-building, and incorporating practical experience into everything they do. Add this to the huge bond they have with the students, and the student experience is second to none.