World Host Certificates presented to NRC Travel & Tourism Students

NRC Level 3 Travel and Tourism students are pictured being presented their WelcomeHost Certificates with NRC Lecturer Wendy Gallagher and Cathal Cunning Chief Marshall NW200.
NRC Level 3 Travel and Tourism students are pictured being presented their WelcomeHost Certificates with NRC Lecturer Wendy Gallagher and Cathal Cunning Chief Marshall NW200.

Students at the Northern Regional College, Coleraine Campus, studying for their Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism at have been presented with World Host Certificates.

The students were awarded their certificates by Cathal Cunning who is a Chief Marshall for NW200, while he was visiting the College and providing a talk on the benefits of volunteering for next year’s Vauxhall International NW200.

Wendy Gallagher, NRC Lecturer, said: “The World Host programme is an additional qualification which students can undertake while studying at NRC.

“It is a recognised world class service programme aimed at raising the standards of customer service. As part of Travel & Tourism course, we also encourage the students to build up their knowledge and employability skills, through working on live projects, such as the NW200.

“Cathal’s talk provided a great insight into the event and it has inspired the students to volunteer.”

For further information on Level 3 and Level 4 Higher National Certificate Travel and Tourism courses at the College please log onto www.nrc.ac.uk or telephone the Coleraine Campus on 028 7035 4717.

Meanwhile, seasoned sport enthusiasts flocked to a Northern Regional College workshop which was hosted at the University of Ulster, Coleraine Campus, to explore and learn how best to make up effective training and competition performance, outside of the usual endurance training.

The workshop, which was funded by Connected, provided tips on how an athlete and coach can plan for a successful year. Topics included Sports Psychology Techniques, Nutrition for Training and Competing in the Marathon des Sables, Strength and Conditioning for Endurance Athletes and Prevention and Treatment in Common Sports Injuries in Endurance Athletes.

Aaron Ballantyne, NRC Sports Curriculum Manager, who organised the workshop said: “This was a superb event for endurance athletes and coaches, it addressed the science of sport conditioning and training and it delivered a systematic approach to sessions and programmes.

“Participants also had the opportunity to do some practical and skill-related elements throughout the day.”

Guest speakers at the event included Dr Robert Bones, University of Ulster, Noel Brick, NRC Lecturer, Laura Kerr, Athletics Northern Ireland and Adam Wilson, North Cost Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

For further information on Sport & Exercise courses at NRC please log onto the website at www.nrc.ac.uk or contact the Coleraine Campus on 028 7035 4717.