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Part-Time Courses at South West College

Invest in You

At South West College, we believe that education should be accessible and flexible for everyone. That's why we're proud to offer an extensive range of part-time courses designed to fit your busy schedule and ignite your passion for learning.

Discover Your Potential, Unleash Your Talents

Whether you're a working professional seeking to enhance your skills, a parent juggling family responsibilities, or simply someone eager to explore new interests, our part-time courses are tailored to meet your unique needs and aspirations.

Diverse Course Offerings, Endless Possibilities

With an array of disciplines spanning business, technology, healthcare, arts, humanities, and more, South West College provides a rich tapestry of learning opportunities. Our expert faculty members are dedicated to delivering high-quality instruction, ensuring that you receive the knowledge and practical skills necessary for personal growth and professional success.

Convenient and Flexible Learning Options

We understand that life can be hectic, and finding time for education can be a challenge. That's why our part-time courses are designed with your convenience in mind. Whether you prefer evening classes, weekend workshops, or online learning, we offer a variety of formats to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Part-Time Courses Commencing in September 2024

Catering, Hospitality, Tourism & Event ManagementMore Information
FDQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional ChefApply
FDQ Level 1 Certificate In Cake Decoration
City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in General Patisserie and Confectionary
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City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Make-UpApply
City and Guilds Level 3 Enhance Nails Using Electric FilesApply
City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Nail ArtApply
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Lash and Brow TreatmentsApply
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in ThreadingApply
VTCT Level 2 Award in Gel Polish TechniquesApply
City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage
(Sale price refers to Enniskillen Only)
City and Guilds Level 2 in WaxingApply
City & Guilds L3 Apply Stone Therapy MassageApply

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City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Parametric ModellingApply
Passivhaus Designer Course (Flexible Skills)Apply
Passivhaus Tradesperson (Flexible Skills)Apply

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IMI Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance ActivitiesApply
City & Guilds Award in Welding SkillsApply
IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and ReplacementApply
ETA Programmable Logic Controllers - Wiring and Testing Programmable controller based systemsApply
Business Administration, Management, Accounting & FinanceMore Information
ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management

(Sale price refers to Dungannon in January only)

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and ManagementApply
IAB Level 2 Award in Payroll for BusinessApply
OCN NI Level 2 Award in Social Media for BusinessApply
IAB Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping
(Sale price refers to Cookstown, Enniskillen & Omagh Only)
IAB Level 2 Certificate In Computerised Payroll for BusinessApply
Sport, Fitness & Personal TrainingMore Information
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal TrainingApply
LanguagesMore Information
OCN NI Level 1 Award in Modern Languages - IrishApply
OCN NI Entry Level 3 Award in Spanish (reading and writing)Apply
Computing & ICTMore Information
OCN NI Level 2 Award in Cyber SecurityApply
Essential Skills ICTApply
Other CoursesMore Information
Carbon Literacy ProjectApply
OCN NI Developing Carpentry Hand SkillsApply
Recreational Upholstery and Home Crafts (Skills Centre)Apply
OCN NI Level 2 Award in Understanding Protection and SafeguardingApply

Reduced Fees

A number of part-time courses are offered at a 50% discount for selected individuals. Concessions are applied to course fees only and excludes examination and other costs. Depending on the personal circumstances students may be eligible for a reduced tuition fee. If a student qualifies they must provide evidence at the time of application (current letter or proof on date of birth) or a completed Authorisation form signed by the local benefits office.

Students in Receipt of Benefits as listed below are entitled to Reduced FeesEvidence Required
Guaranteed Pension Credit Yes
Rate Relief of Rate Rebate Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit (with an annual taxable income below the qualifying threshold as stated by HMRC)Yes
Income Related Employment and Support AllowanceYes
Income SupportYes
Universal Credit where total income is confirmed as below the NHS Exemption Certificate qualifying threshold)Yes
Income based Jobseekers AllowanceYes
Full-Time Student in SWCYes

Students aged 18 years or over and experiencing financial hardship may apply to the Hardship Fund for financial assistance. Assistance from the hardship fund is means tested and can only be provided once all other sources of funding have been exhausted. Forms will be available from mid-September 2023.

Part-Time Course Listing

From Access studies to Sports Massage Therapy and ACCA to Reflexology we have it covered. Every year we try to ensure the courses we offer are the courses you need to improve your skillset or simply a new challenge.

Bridge the Gap, Reach Your Goals

With more than 30,000 students joining each year, SWC offers a vast range of vocational, academic, and leisure courses for those seeking to pursue a career goal, professional development, or just for fun.

Part-time study has helped many adults gain valuable training to assist with promotion, retrain in a new career, and return to education.

SWC recognizes that life can be busy, which is why we offer flexible courses with different levels and durations to fit around work, family, and personal life. With a vast range of part-time subjects and levels on offer at our campuses in Dungannon Enniskillen and Omagh.

We are committed to aiding students in achieving their potential and offers various payment options to spread the cost of courses. Courses over £200 can be paid in instalments, with a 25% deposit required before commencement of the course and the required balance in three equal instalments.

Further, SWC offers a range of concessions. Students aged 60 or over at the time of enrolment can receive a 50% reduction for some vocational courses. Those receiving pension credit, working tax credit, income support (or dependent spouse/partner), income-based jobseekers’ allowance (or dependent spouse/partner), income-based employment support allowance, carers allowance, universal credit, and those aged 16 to 18 years of age on 1st July can also receive a 50% reduction.

Over 19 years of age on 1st July of the current academic year who are in full-time Further or Higher Education are also eligible.

Terms & Conditions

1. Anyone will be able to access the qualifications for the discounted price, whether or not they already have an existing qualification.

2. The List of discounted courses can be found at

3. Course materials, registration fees and examination fees where applicable are payable by the student

4. Courses run on demand and SWC reserves the right to cancel any course which doesn’t attract sufficient numbers to make the course viable

5. Students must be aged 16 over at the point of enrolment.

6. Students must be fully committed in undertaking the qualification and Maintain good attendance throughout the duration of the course – failure to attend class may result in the withdrawal of your enrolment from the course

7. Places are reserved for courses on a first come-first served basis provided applicants can demonstrate that they meet the course entry requirements stated on the website.

8. Applicants cannot avail of more than 2 courses at any one time.

10. For courses enrolling January and February only

Catering, Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management

Hair & Beauty

Computer Aided Design & Construction Technology

Electrical & Engineering, Mechanical

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