Causeway Institute

Causeway Institute

Coordinates: 55°08′06″N 6°39′58″W / 55.135°N 6.666°W / 55.135; -6.666

For the current institution see Northern Regional College

The Causeway Institute of Further and Higher Education (informally Causeway Institute or CIFHE) was a third-level educational institution in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The Causeway Institute was located on two campuses: Coleraine, County Londonderry and Ballymoney, County Antrim.


The Institute came into being in September 1994 and represented the merger of two former technical colleges: Coleraine Technical College and the North Antrim College in nearby Ballymoney.[1] Central administration for the whole Institute was relocated to the Coleraine campus. In 2007, the institute became part of the newly formed Northern Regional College. NRC was set up under the Review of Further Education in Northern Ireland[2]. By 2007, the Institute had a full-time student population of 1,100 and 5,500 students taking part-time courses.[3] Before the merger, the institute was a recognised Investor in People and accredited as a Cisco Networking Academy, ECDL Centre and ILM Centre. The College rugby team was ranked within the top eight Colleges and Universities in Ireland.

Noted Alumni


  1. ^ Causeway Institute - HERO Official online gateway to Higher Education and Research in the UK
  2. ^ Further Education Means Business - Department for Employment and Learning
  3. ^ United Kingdom