As A' Level students across the province prepare to take the next step in their academic journey, South West College is encouraging talented and ambitious young people to explore the range of university level study opportunities available at their local Further Education College.
South West College is proud to offer higher education programmes across different vocational areas to ensure that students receive high quality and relevant training to meet identified skills gaps. These programmes have been designed in partnership with prestigious Higher Education institutions, including Pearson, Queens University Belfast, The Open University and Ulster University.
Choosing the right path after secondary school can be a daunting so SWC encourage students to consider all their available options, including those at their local Further Education College. University-accredited courses at the College include HNCs, HNDs, Foundation degrees, Honours degrees, and Higher Level Apprenticeships allowing students to study locally, gain real-world skills, and achieve cost savings.
There are many advantages for students who decide to stay local and study at their nearest Further Education College. They will benefit from smaller class sizes allowing for a more focused teaching approach, lecturers have industry experience in their specific subject area, tuition fees are cheaper and the industry standard facilities and equipment help students gain valuable skills and industry accredited qualifications which will improve their employability. All vocational programmes at Further Education colleges are developed in line with industry demand to ensure that they provide the right skills for progression to further study or employment.