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This Level 2 Painting and Decorating qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Thus it is necessary for applicants to be in appropriate employment or work placement. The course supports the Knowledge and Skills development requirements for access at all levels into Painting and Decorating working environment.
The level 4 certificate course is the first step on your journey to a new and rewarding career as an Accounting Technician. The Certificate prepares you to carry out basic accounting tasks in the workplace. Successful completer of the level 4 certificate can advance to the next level, a level 5 Diploma to further their accountancy studies.
This course is the first step on your journey to a new and rewarding career as an Accounting Technician. The Certificate prepares you to carry out basic accounting tasks in the workplace.
This course aims to provide students with the background knowledge and practical skills to be able to plan, deliver and review strength and conditioning programmes that work towards athletes achieving their performance goals. This course is suitable for those currently working in the fitness industry in roles such as personal trainers, sports coaches and strength and conditioning coaches. This is a bespoke, industry relevant qualification which helps currently qualified fitness instructors to build upon their professional competence and to open up further employment opportunities. In order to possess and demonstrate a suitable level of occupational competence, instructors are now required to hold a bespoke qualification within this discipline. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self-employed students. Please ask for further details.
ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. Employers know and respect the qualifications and value the skills taught. It is relevant to all areas of accountancy and finance. At SWC we offer the qualification at two levels – Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. To become a qualified accountant, you must also get relevant, supervised practical experience. This proves to employers that you have proven experience and practical skills relevant to the role. You can complete your work experience before, during or after your exams. In order to achieve the complete ACCA Qualification, students have to:
  • Complete a maximum of 13 exams, depending on prior experience and qualifications
  • Complete an Ethics and Professional Skills module
  • Evidence three years of practical work experience within a relevant role. This means that students can complete the ACCA Qualification in a minimum of three years
  • ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. Employers know and respect the qualifications and value the skills taught. It is relevant to all areas of accountancy and finance. At SWC we offer the qualification at two levels – Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. To become a qualified accountant, you must also get relevant, supervised practical experience. This proves to employers that you have proven experience and practical skills relevant to the role. You can complete your work experience before, during or after your exams. In order to achieve the complete ACCA Qualification, students have to:
  • complete a maximum of 13 exams, depending on prior experience and qualifications
  • complete an Ethics and Professional Skills module
  • evidence three years of practical work experience within a relevant role.
  • This means that students can complete the ACCA Qualification in a minimum of three years.

    The BA Honours Visual Media Arts is a hands-on production course that will enable those passionate about the Visual Media Arts to create exciting Visual Media Products to professional standards, develop original production proposals and showcase their portfolios at the End of Year Exhibition and Networking Event to industry professionals. Working closely with industry experts the BA (Hons) in Visual Media (Top Up) ensures that all our graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive world of visual media. Modules will guide students through project research, production design and art direction, development and final presentation in the Visual Media Arts specialism of their chosen pathway. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    The BA Honours Visual Media Arts is a hands-on production course that will enable those passionate about the Visual Media Arts to create exciting Visual Media Products to professional standards, develop original production proposals and showcase their portfolios at the End of Year Exhibition and Networking Event to industry professionals. Working closely with industry experts the BA (Hons) in Visual Media (Top Up) ensures that all our graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive world of visual media. Modules will guide students through project research, production design and art direction, development and final presentation in the Visual Media Arts specialism of their chosen pathway. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    *Applications must be made to Stranmillis directly before 31st March on year of entry.* This is a four year part-time course aimed at those interested in a career in Early Years. The theoretical training establishes and develops the skills necessary to cope with the challenges of supporting, caring for and educating young children in a professional environment. A work based element forms an integral part of the degree and graduates will be highly qualified with a sound, practical and theoretical training.
    The overarching aim of the BEng (Hons) Building Services with Sustainable Energy programme is to produce high calibre graduates who shall have obtained the relevant competencies to undertake roles within one of the many disciplines of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Energy. The programme has been developed to produce professional and competent project managers and engineers equipped with industry relevant technical and managerial skills. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This BEng (Hons) Engineering Degree programme has been designed with industry objectives at its core. The aim of this programme is to produce graduates who can apply their understanding, knowledge, experience, skills and know-how to create social and economic value within the context of the Northern Ireland and UK economy. It aims to produce graduates who understand the underlying principles which underpin engineering, who can to conceive, design and implement a solution to a problem, creating something new which adds value to an organisation and society, within the boundaries of organisational strategy.
    This course aims to produce high quality graduates who have obtained the relevant competencies to undertake roles within one of the many computing disciplines. The programme has been developed to produce professional and competent staff for the computing industry.
    The overarching aim of the BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering & Management programme is to produce high calibre graduates who shall have obtained the relevant competencies to undertake roles within one of the many disciplines of construction engineering and construction management. The programme has been developed to produce professional and competent construction managers and engineers equipped with industry relevant technical and managerial skills. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    Northern Ireland has become a leading global location for financial and legal/professional services investment, with 6,555 employed in legal services and 39,287 employed in financial services (source: Invest NI, Nov 2019). This programme is aimed at those students who have attained a level 3 qualification and who wish to pursue a career in the legal and financial sector. The BSc (Hons) in Corporate Law and Finance will be an important addition to the financial sector suite of programmes currently on offer at SWC. The degree has a focus on the areas of corporate finance, financial investment and analysis, financial maths and statistics, financial services regulations, corporate legislation and corporate governance, risk management and digital business technologies. The provision will equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in legal and financial environments, and to develop a broad understanding of law and finance from an international perspective.
    The BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise course will focus on developing knowledge of the field (content) whilst giving the learners the opportunities to apply their learning in practical contexts (experience) whilst enhancing their learning through problem solving approaches (challenging and authentic tasks). Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    The programme provides applicants with a core knowledge and the higher technical skills in Transport, and focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills in both the academic and Work Based Learning components of the programme. A universal approach to the course coupled with opportunities to work with students from other Higher Education programmes will enable participants to gain an appreciation of the importance of a team approach in the modern and vibrant Transport sector. This multi-disciplinary approach is critical to ensure the successful and timely delivery of Transport and Supply Chain Management projects. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    ‘New CIPD qualifications are being introduced in 2021. Based on the new Profession Map, the qualifications focus on the knowledge and behaviours required to create value and make an impact in the changing world of work. The new qualifications set the standard for people professionals. We are planning to offer these from September 2021 (pending CIPD approval). At this stage we are taking expressions of interest. More information will be available once approval is confirmed.’ The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is a professional qualification based on the CIPD Profession Map. This qualification is designed for learners aged 18+ who want to learn about people practice. This qualification extends and fosters a deeper level of understanding and application and naturally progresses learners’ expertise in people practice. It is suited to individuals who:
  • are aspiring to, or embarking on, a career in people management
  • are working in a people practice role and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills to help shape organisational value
  • are working towards or working in a people manager role
  • This qualification is suitable for you if you are currently working in the field of HR management and wish to extend your knowledge and skills to develop your career.
    Our Level 1 welding courses are ideal for anyone who wants to become a welder and is new to welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting and/or brazing and soldering.
    This course provides hair and beauty skills, techniques and knowledge to help you progress to the next level of vocational learning in the hair and beauty sector.
    The Level 2 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland will suit learners who are interested in working, or are new to working, in adult social care in Northern Ireland. Learners need to acquire essential knowledge of the area.
    This qualification has been designed to provide an understanding of the children and young people's sector. This also gives an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge required to work in this area.
    The one year course covers a wide range of areas relating to the skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Barbering Industry. Students will incorporate college study with work placement to understand the rigours of running a barbering business. Work placement is an integral part of the course.
    This course is suited to students interested in a career in the beauty therapy industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression. The college would recommend a work placement to assist with the development of skills.
    This two year course is suited to students interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a hairdressing salon and will engage with customers and potential employers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within this creative industry. This course will open various pathways for progression. Work placement is an integral part of the training and often leads to employment.
    This course is perfect for beginners and is the programme of choice for anyone wanting to ‘kick off’ their learning journey into the hospitality and catering sector. It opens a world of opportunities and pathways, not just for the workplace but for personal and lifelong skills which will ensure you are never out of work. It will focus largely on the practical skills needed to get you started in a professional kitchen but will also ensure you develop the skills necessary to begin immediate work in customer facing roles such as bar and wine service, barista skills and many types of food service. It is a one-year programme designed to help you make an informed decision about whether the catering and hospitality industry is for you while at the same time ensuring that you pick up transferable skills and make yourself employable in this fun and interesting industry from the outset. The demand for trained people in this sector will give you the edge over your peers and the confidence to embrace the world of work possibly for the first time.
    Are you an enthusiastic person who loves a challenge and likes to be in a busy, lively and people focused environment? A Professional Cookery Diploma may suit you if you have some basic skills or experience with food, or may just have a genuine interest in learning more about cooking as a career. This course will allow you to develop the practical, industry relevant skills which will equip you with the basics of what is needed to work effectively as a chef in wide variety of service settings. This course is a one-year programme and suitable for anyone over 16 years of age, as a follow on to an introductory course or for direct enrol if underpinning knowledge and experience of the catering industry can be demonstrated. The opportunities in the area of catering are endless, and for every type of learner there is a job role which can be suitably matched to allow for a fulfilled and satisfying career, so please come along and talk to the teaching team to find out more.
    The qualification focuses on the technical skills and knowledge required to be a professional dental nurse. Units of study include direct chair side work and support during a range of dental treatments, organizational and legal requirements which underpin high quality dental care, and the role of the dental nurse in meeting patients’ needs.
  • This course meets the requirements of the General Dental Council (GDC) for Dental Nursing.
  • *Course duration is 52 weeks Sept 21 - Aug 22 (delivered over two academic years)
    Learning the underpinning knowledge to do the job once employed. The learner will ensure, that each client is approached in a person-centred way and learners will gain the knowledge to operate in this way. It is imperative that carers work in a professional manner at all times, hence the need for confidentiality and the adherence to the NISCC code of conduct. Level 3 carers will also learn about the importance of recording accurately and reporting appropriately within the policies and procedures of the organisation.
    The qualification allows learners to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding about child development (0-12 years) and to develop and refine the practical and technical skills required for employment and / or career progression in the Early Year and Childcare sector, working with children from 0-5 years and 11 months.
    The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a technical qualification that provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed or self-employed barber. Students will attend College for theory and skills development within our commercial salons. Work placement is an integral component of the course helping students to understand the rigours of running a barbering business.
    This one year course is suited to students interested in advance techniques in the beauty therapy industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers and potential employers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression.
    This Level 3 qualification enhances the underlying principles and practical skills required in hairdressing. It is designed to deliver a high level of occupational competence and provide a sound platform from which to progress into employment within the hairdressing industry. Work placement is an integral part of the course.
    Do you love working with people who want to deliver outstanding customer experiences and do you want to lead a team of people to be the best they can be? How would you like a great career in one of the most interesting and dynamic industries in the world. The driving force behind great hospitality is great hospitality management and the industry needs the right people to lead teams and individuals to who come from a variety of backgrounds make up one of the most diverse workforces of any industry in the world. Are you that person? The nature of hospitality allows many of its key personnel to drift into their roles and often they may not have undertaken any formal training. This programme allows participants to take on a course of study which is designed to be 100% job-related and makes an immediate and measurable impact on the job they are doing. The skills and attributes needed to tackle junior, trainee, supervisor or team leader roles across a range of hospitality sectors such as restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels, hospitals, schools, cruise ships, etc. will provide the perfect, hands-on, practical experience so learners can develop work-ready and relevant skills. Graduates become more capable employees with a standard of professional practice which will enhance their employment opportunities. They will be more confident and competent as they provide for the needs of customers and build strong teams of operatives by taking on some responsibility for the management and learning of others. This programme will suit you if you've worked in the hospitality industry for some time - you may have plenty of experience, and you might already supervise others or manage resources but you also might want to develop your knowledge and skills further to move into a higher management role.
    If you are keen to make your mark in the world of culinary excellence, then a Level 3 Professional Cookery Diploma is a must in order to demonstrate skill and commitment to this industry. The programme builds on a sound understanding of cooking and commodities and moves you to a higher repertoire of complex dishes and technical ability, increasing your knowledge of advanced tools and techniques. Highly experienced tutors help you develop practical and interpersonal skills and competitive edge. They will ensure you have a thorough knowledge of up to date culinary and ethical trends along with the necessary operational management skills to be successful in a catering environment. This is an immersive learning experience designed for those who are serious about cooking at a higher level and progressing to the management and strategic roles within hospitality. This course is a two-year full-time programme offered as progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or for those who can demonstrate commensurate experience and knowledge.
    This qualification is for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors. Primary evidence must come from the candidate IQA monitoring and quality assuring the work of two assessors, each with a minimum of two candidates of their own through components of a qualification. You will also be assessed on your knowledge of the principles and practices of quality assurance in a learning and development context.
    The Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Techniques enables learners to enhance their logical thinking skills. The course will enable you to enhance your diagnostic skills to a higher level. Advanced diagnostic skills require not only technical skills but the ability to carry out logical, structured thinking, investigation processes and resolution skills. This course will fulfil that requirement.
    Learners will learn how to supervise the care to clients by other staff members. The learner will also ensure, is that each client is approached in a person centred way and learners will gain the knowledge and skills to operate in this way. It is imperative that carers work in a professional manner at all times, hence the need for confidentiality and the adherence to the NISCC code of conduct. Level 3 carers will also learn about the importance of recording accurately and reporting appropriately within the policies and procedures of the organisation
    The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -
  • Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • (above cover: Welding , Fitting & Platework) Additional Units including:
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • CAD
  • PLC’s
  • Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT
  • The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways: Maintenance Technology; Fabrication and Welding Technology; Electrical and Electronics Technology, Technical Support.
    English not your first language? English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are available for those who want to improve their English speaking/listening/reading/writing for life and work in the UK. We offer 5 levels starting from Entry 1 up to Level 2 with City and Guilds. Classes take place once a week for three hours from September to June in all campuses. After completion of tests in class, students achieve a certificate at the appropriate level.
    FREE Courses in ICT. Have you struggled with ICT and want to improve your skills? If this sounds like you, then South West College, Essential Skills Course in ICT is for you and best of all, it's FREE! Classes are delivered during the day and in the evening to suit everyone. Classes in ICT are available from Entry Level through to Level 2 (achievement at Level 2 is comparable to GCSE standard). The classes are designed to help improve your ICT. You will be able to: learn at your own pace, practise how to use the skills you learn in everyday situations, gain qualifications that employers will recognise. At Level 1 learners will be able to apply ICT skills independently to meet needs, to exchange information and to solve problems in a range of familiar situations. Students will learn basic operations using various Microsoft Office packages, acquire efficient internet and search engine techniques as well as developing skills for basic PC operations. In Level 2 Essential Skills ICT, learners will use a mixture of packages for word processing, spreadsheets and databases to meet the needs of their coursework tasks and which they can use in their work or personal life. Learners will also learn to use email for the sending and receiving attachments and storing contacts, file saving and retrieving and correct PC operations.
    FREE Courses in English. Have you struggled with English and want to improve your skills? If this sounds like you, then South West College, Essential Skills Course in English is for you and best of all, it's FREE! Classes are delivered during the day and in the evening to suit everyone. Classes in English are available from Entry Level through to Level 2 (achievement at Level 2 is comparable to GCSE standard). The classes are designed to help improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will be able to: learn at your own pace, practise how to use the skills you learn in everyday situations, gain qualifications that employers will recognise.
    Being able to apply mathematics effectively to everyday life, work or learning is important. Essential Skills qualifications are a crucial passport to success in almost any area of work, life or further learning and are suitable for learners of all ages, though are designed particularly for learners over the age of 16.
    Embarking upon a career in Building Services with Sustainable Energy can open a wide variety of career choices, for example, a career path that can lead you into a mechanical, electrical or a renewable engineering aspect of a building's envelope. Building Services Engineers also have a growing role in the deployment of renewable energy systems, sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings. You will be playing a key role in delivering a low carbon environment which will aid in combating climate change and fossil fuel depletion.
    Embarking upon a career in Building Services with Sustainable Energy can open a wide variety of career choices, for example, a career path that can lead you into a mechanical, electrical or a renewable engineering aspect of a building's envelope. Building Services Engineers also have a growing role in the deployment of renewable energy systems, sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings. You will be playing a key role in delivering a low carbon environment which will aid in combating climate change and fossil fuel depletion.
    Teaching Delivery Statement

    The teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners
    Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This course is designed around the requirements of Cyber Security in the Northern Ireland industry. Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to design and implement cyber security solutions. Additionally, 'soft' skills will be developed in teamwork, communications, professional practice and time management.
    *Application to this programme is via UCAS and is not done directly with SWC.* The Foundation Degree will provide you with the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of early years and related issues, enabling you to become a competent and well qualified Early Years Practitioner. The Foundation Degree will give you a nationally recognised qualification and evidence of your ability to work in the Early Years sector. You will also have the chance to articulate to Level 2 (Semester 2, Year 2) of the part-time BA Early Childhood Studies at Stranmillis and South West College, Omagh Campus. Alternatively, you may progress to the full-time BA programme offered at Stranmillis, joining in Semester 1 of year 2.
    *Please read the additional information for this course carefully before applying* The Foundation Degree will provide you with the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of early years and related issues, enabling you to become a competent and well qualified Early Years Practitioner. The Foundation Degree will give you a nationally recognised qualification and evidence of your ability to work in the Early Years sector. You will also have the chance to articulate to Level 2 (Semester 2, Year 2) BA Early Childhood Studies at Stranmillis and South West College, Omagh Campus.
    This course aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of management within a hair and beauty context. It also aims to develop students’ skills in a range of hair and beauty services, which are aligned to the needs of employers in the industry.
    This Foundation Degree prepares you for a career in International Travel and Tourism Management. It focuses on acquisition and application of knowledge relevant to the role of the manager in the global hospitality industry. Through work based learning, the course provides opportunities to develop and enhance your practical, personal and interpersonal skills vital to successful performance in the workplace. On completion, you will be equipped to operate in a management role in the industry.
    The Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise course will focus on developing knowledge of the field (content) whilst giving the learners the opportunities to apply their learning in practical contexts (experience) whilst enhancing their learning through problem solving approaches (challenging and authentic tasks). The learning approaches will take into account the diverse backgrounds of learners nurturing them through levels four & five whilst developing them into independent learners and critical divergent thinkers ready for employment or undergraduate study (Inclusive environment, activities linked to student experience). Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This course throws open the kitchen door and explores the principles and practices of a modern 21st century kitchen environment. You will be taken on a journey which will better define your career options of the depth and scope of what the world of culinary arts has to offer. It will also prepare you for, or support you in, a leadership role. The course content will give practical skills and techniques while broadening the learner's knowledge and understanding of what it is to work in a modern ethical kitchen environment. The programme is supported by outstanding physical resources supplemented with sector leading digital capability.
    The programme provides applicants with a core knowledge and the higher technical skills in Transport, and focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills in both the academic and Work Based Learning components of the programme. A universal approach to the course coupled with opportunities to work with students from other Higher Education programmes will enable participants to gain an appreciation of the importance of a team approach in the modern and vibrant Transport sector. This multi-disciplinary approach is critical to ensure the successful and timely delivery of Transport and Supply Chain Management projects. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    The programme provides applicants with a core knowledge and the higher technical skills in Transport, and focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills in both the academic and Work Based Learning components of the programme. A universal approach to the course coupled with opportunities to work with students from other Higher Education programmes will enable participants to gain an appreciation of the importance of a team approach in the modern and vibrant Transport sector. This multi-disciplinary approach is critical to ensure the successful and timely delivery of Transport and Supply Chain Management projects.
    The Foundation Degree in Visual Media Arts has been designed to allow students to embrace their creativity while learning industry standard processes relevant to the creation of content for the film and game industries. Course design has been informed by extensive consultation with industry experts to ensure that all our graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive world of visual media. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self-employed students. Please ask for further details.
    The Foundation Degree in Visual Media Arts has been designed to allow students to embrace their creativity while learning industry standard processes relevant to the creation of content for the film and game industries. Course design has been informed by extensive consultation with industry experts to ensure that all our graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive world of visual media. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self-employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This qualification is designed for project managers, department heads, and other practising middle managers to develop skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities. The qualification is made up of a broad range of units covering skills in six core areas:
  • Achieving Results;
  • Facilitating Innovation and Change;
  • Managing Yourself and Personal Skills;
  • Providing Direction;
  • Using Resources.
  • Working with Learners;
  • The flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the Learners and the employer with over 50 units available to choose from.
    This qualification is designed for project managers, department heads, and other practising middle managers to develop skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.
    The management role covers a broad range of work activities in a variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. Managers, at this level, play an integral role in supporting organisational objectives through a range of functions, including:
  • Leadership;
  • Business Planning;
  • Project Management;
  • Business Finance;
  • Marketing;
  • Supporting and Developing Staff;
  • Managing Business Compliance;
  • Managing Customer Service.
  • The qualification assignments are specifically contextualised for the automotive environment.This contextualisation aids the learners’ ability to retain information and apply their knowledge effectively. The qualification also provides a broad overview of the workplace, especially in areas such as organisational structures.
    This programme enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work in Dry Lining Fixing within the construction industry. This programme supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.
    This Level 1 Brickwork qualification has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further training at Level 2. It is also designed to allow you as an employee to demonstrate your competence in an employment role within the sector.
    The Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance is an introductory qualification for those who want to start a career in the retail motor industry. They will develop the skills and the knowledge required to progress on to higher qualifications.
    This Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Learners will benefit from tutors with industry experience, state of the art facilities and resources and real work experience.
    This Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service course will appeal to students that are interested in the area of Customer Service. It aims to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of dealing with customers.
    This Level 1 Painting and Decorating qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. The course supports the knowledge and skills development required for access to higher qualifications in Painting and Decorating. Learners will benefit from tutors with industrial experience, state of the art facilities and resources and real work experience.
    This Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Plastering qualification has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further training at Level 2. It is also designed to allow you as an employee to demonstrate your competence in an employment role within the sector.
    This Level 1 Plumbing qualification is for learners wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in plumbing.
    On completion of this Apprenticeship you will meet the statutory requirements for work as a Pharmacy Assistant within the Dispensing Pharmaceutical Industry.You will complete a knowledge based qualification - Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and a competence based qualification - Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills. Candidates need to be working in a suitable Pharmacy role for at least 14 hrs per week. You will be required to complete the Pharmacy specific ERR workbook provided by Skills for Health. You will be required to complete Essential Skills Numeracy, if you do not have a GCSE Grade C or above in Maths.
    This Level 2 Bench Joinery qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Bench Joinery is Workshop based, manufacturing joinery components used in the Construction and service industries. The course supports the knowledge and skills development required for access to all levels within the Carpentry and Joinery working environment.
    This Level 2 Brickwork qualification has been designed for delivery in a working environment. Thus it is necessary for applicants to be in appropriate employment or work placement. The course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in industry or progress into further work.
    This is a work-based automotive qualification that assesses the competence and knowledge that auto electrical technicians require to perform their job role effectively on vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. This Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) is an integral part of the IMI SSC Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Framework. Therefore learners (normally aged 16-25) who are keen to build a career in the industry can take this VCQ as part of the Apprenticeship framework.
    This course is for candidates looking to develop the key skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems. Successful candidates will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. It will allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the automotive industry.
    The Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair is for learners commencing or developing a career in the motor industry. This practical qualification demonstrates their skills in removing and replacing parts competently on light vehicles.
    This qualification is a work related, competence based qualification. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and shows that a learner is competent in the area of work the qualification represents. Learners will have access to state of the art machinery and equipment which will enable them to work in the Land Based Engineering industry.
    The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components:1. Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • 2. Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT
  • 3. Also broader transferable skills
  • Employability
  • Personal and Social Development
  • The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways: Maintenance Technology; Fabrication and Welding Technology; Electrical and Electronics Technology, Technical Support.
    This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering - Solid (Basic) is a competence qualification that has been developed for delivery in a working environment. The course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work as a plasterer within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.
    This qualification is intended for those who want to gain the practical skills and knowledge in the plumbing and heating sector to work as a competent tradesperson.
    This Level 2 in Refrigeration will appeal to students that are interested in the area of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. It aims to provide you with practical skills & theoretical knowledge needed to work within this industry. This course has been designed for applicants who are working or in placement within the industry.
    This Level 2 Site Joinery qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Thus it is necessary for applicants to be in appropriate employment or work placement. The course supports the knowledge and Skills development required for access to all levels into the Carpentry and Joinery working environment.
    The Level 2 in Wall & Floor Tiling has been developed for delivery in a working environment. Thus it is necessary for applicants to be in appropriate employment or work placement. The course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in industry or progress onto further learning.
    The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for technician access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -1) Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in an Engineering Pathway
  • Pearson’s BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering2) Essential skills at level 2 in:
  • ICT
  • Completion of this Apprenticeship will confer qualified status as a Pharmacy technician within the Dispensing Pharmaceutical Industry. You will complete a knowledge based qualification - Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and a competence based qualification - Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills. Candidates need to be working in a suitable Pharmacy role for at least 14 hrs per week. You will be required to complete the Pharmacy specific ERR workbook provided by Skills for Health. You will be required to complete Essential Skills Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE Grade C or above in these subjects.
    This Level 3 NVQ in Bench Joinery qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Bench Joinery is Workshop based, manufacturing joinery components used in the Construction and service Industries. You need to be employed to study this qualification.
    This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Brickwork qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment. This means you need to be employed to study this qualification. This course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.
    This qualification helps provide entry into employment within the retail motor industry. This qualification is part of an apprenticeship in auto electrical and mobile electrical. This qualification also provides a high level of underpinning knowledge and skills which may allow progression onto some higher education qualifications in automotive and engineering related subjects.
    The Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair covers complex faults in lorries and coaches. Learners will be taught how to diagnose faults using the correct diagnostic procedure. This qualification is recognised in over 300 countries. Learners will gain status as a fully qualified Heavy Vehicle Mechanic.
    The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for technicians in the Light Vehicle repair industry and contains 3 components: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Technology (equivalent in size to two A levels, (core knowledge). IMI NVQ L2 in LVR and IMI NVQ L3 in LVR.
    The Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair covers complex faults in cars and small vans. Learners will be taught how to diagnose faults using the correct diagnostic procedure. They will have access to the most up to date technologies in the sector. The qualification is recognised in over 300 countries. Learners will gain status as a fully qualified Vehicle Mechanic.
    This Level 3 Diploma will allow learners to develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the land-based machinery/engineering sector. It will allow you to service and repair agricultural tractors and machinery.
    The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for technician access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -1. Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in an Engineering Pathway
  • Pearson's BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
  • 2. Essential Skills at Level 2 in:
  • ICT
  • The Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship will provide learners with a range of technical skills and knowledge enabling them to either gain employment or progress into further training within the Manufacturing or Maintenance Engineering sector. Although learners are likely to have already completed a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering, they can progress directly into the Level 3 qualification.The qualification includes mandatory and optional units, allowing learners to specialise in one of a number of engineering disciplines. Those available at South West College include Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Welding and Fabrication, and Maintenance, Installation and Commissioning.
    This qualification is recognised as being the sole pathway to becoming a JIB registered electrician in either electrical installation or electrical maintenance. Possession of a C&G Level 3 in Electrotechnical Technology entitles the holder to apply to be recognised on the UK Register of Electricians. You must be in paid employment to enrol on this course.
    This Level 3 NVQ Painting and Decorating qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. The course supports the knowledge and Skills development requirements for access to all levels into the Painting and decorating working environment. You need to be employed to study this qualification.
    This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment. This means you need to be employed to study this qualification. The course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work as a plasterer within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.
    The Level 3 Plumbing & Heating qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment. This means you need to be employed to study this qualification. The course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work as a plumber or progress onto further study.
    This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Servicing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems will appeal to students that have completed the Level 2 Diploma and want to continue their studies within the industry. You will need to be in employment within industry to complete this Level 3 qualification.
    This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Bench Wood Occupations (Carpentry) qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Site Carpentry is site based working on domestic and commercial buildings. You will need to be employed to study this qualification. the course supports the knowledge and Skills development requirements for access to all levels into the Carpentry and Joinery working environment.
    The Level 3 Wall & Floor Tiling qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment. This means you need to be employed to study this qualification. the course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.
    Mandarin Chinese is one of the most popular languages to learn today and indeed is the most spoken language in the world. HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is the official test of Mandarin Chinese for non-native 16+ learners. HSK is an international standardised exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency for higher educational and professional purposes. HSK1 Mandarin Chinese is a short, friendly introduction to Mandarin ideal for beginners and in addition to the language learners will also learn about Chinese culture. In HSK1 you will learn 150 words and will be able to understand and use very simple Chinese phrases to make simple conversations on self-introduction, expression of gratitude and apology, numbers, time and date, weather, etc. Obtaining the HSK 1 certificate gives you an internationally recognised qualification of competency in Chinese.
    This qualification is designed to provide learners with underpinning knowledge and skills needed when working with children. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in children’s settings, including early years. The qualification then builds on this knowledge and provides extended knowledge and skills to further learners understanding and provide a stepping stone into higher education. Learners will study the age range 0-12 for knowledge criteria but must have the opportunity to work with children aged 0-5 years 11 months for the competence criteria.
    This Diploma is aimed at those working with children and young People from 0-19 years, concentrating on Early Years Practice. The qualification meets the minimum standards for managing Child Care settings as set out in DHSSPS Child-minding and Day Care (Children under 12). It is designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills including those relating to leading teams and managing resources within children and young people’s settings.
    This course is aimed at those who would benefit from a knowledge of BIM software, in this case Autodesk Revit. Students learn through hands on activities, and tutor led practical demonstrations of the software in use. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    The NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development is a one year programme designed to provide an introduction to work as it introduces generic employability skills designed to build confidence for the workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Personal Development, Vocational Support and Literacy and Numeracy. Upon successful completion of the Certificate programme the natural progression is to a second and final year to study the NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development.
    This course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to up-skill/re-skill in the use of modern digital land surveying equipment and techniques suitable for a career in Construction/Civil Engineering and Architecture. It is designed as a practical introduction to digital surveying hardware and software, creating cutting-edge technical skills and knowledge necessary for the modern construction industry.
    NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills is suitable for those who want to work in the retail sector or those who want to increase their skills level. This qualification allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in retail as a sales professional.
    This exciting new course has been designed by Hospitality and Tourism employers to allow learners to sample across a wide range of roles in the sector. It has a strong emphasis on the ‘soft skill’ development needed in the world of work. Learners will not only develop practical skills enabling them to access the workplace immediately, but the course will also help them make informed decisions about their future career choices. This is a great place to start if you want to take some time to consider your options, while still gaining much sought after skills and confidence. You will be busy and you will love it!
    This technical diploma is aimed at those interested in following a career path in IT/Computing who have achieved less than four GCSEs at Grade C. This course provides a practical, work related introduction to Computing and IT.
    This Level 2 Diploma takes you through a variety of exciting units, that provide you with the basic foundation needed to help you progress your learning to the next stage. This course consists of two compulsory units (Introducing Media Products and Audiences; Exploring the Work of Artists and Designers) and six optional units such as: Animation Production; Photography for Media Products; Film Production; Comic books and Graphic Novels; Radio Production; Self-Image and Graphic Design.
    This qualification recognises learners' understanding of administrative functions and activities. It accredits learners' abilities to carry out a range of administrative tasks autonomously and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context. The qualification is flexible, allowing learners to choose units that best fit their needs and level of achievement.
    The Photography based pathway is a one-year course and tops up the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design (QCF) - Graphics, into the equivalent of 3 x A Levels. You’ll study a further 9 units. Like the Subsidiary Diploma, a typical unit consists of initial research, experimentation, generating ideas for a brief, developing and presenting ideas to a client. You will use client feedback to refine ideas, presenting a final outcome in response to the brief. Each unit is designed to be delivered as a project, based on commercial outcomes.
    The Graphics and Photography Pathway is a two-year course split into two one-year elements. In the first year, you’ll be placed onto the Subsidiary Diploma, where you’ll study 9 units, 18 in total over the 2 years. This is the equivalent of 3 x A Levels You’ll study units like Digital Technology, Branding for Design, Digital Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics Advertising Photography and Fashion Photography. A typical unit consists of initial research, experimentation, generating ideas for a brief, developing ideas, presenting ideas to a client, using client feedback to refine ideas, and presenting a final outcome in response to a brief. Each unit is designed to be delivered as a project, based on commercial outcomes.
    This qualification recognises learners' understanding of complex administrative functions and activities. It accredits learners' abilities to carry out a range of non-routine administrative tasks in a senior or supervisory role and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context. The qualification is flexible, allowing learners to choose individual units that best fit their needs and level of achievement.
    Candidates wishing to:
  • Develop the knowledge and understanding of complex administrative functions and activities
  • Develop the skills to carry out a wide range of administrative tasks when operating autonomously in a senior or supervisory role
  • This course is designed to prepare students for the Passive House Institute Certified European PassivHaus Designer’s (CEPH) exam. It is appropriate for construction industry professionals and contractors. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This course is aimed at people who are currently employed with a background in the construction sector. It will suite those looking to work as building contractors and tradespersons on high performance building envelopes as well as designers and consultants looking to learn the practical skills required of building to the Passive House standard. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Business is a vocationally related qualification, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Business is popular and effective because it enables learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamworking, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.
    This course is designed to provide students with an insight into Health and Social Care at. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying this programme will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the field of Health and Social Care in due course. Learners are required to undertake a 60 hour placement over the course of the academic year which is an integral part of the programme where theory and practice can be linked.
    The BTEC First Diploma in Sport is a one year, full time, practical, work related course. This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the areas of exercise, fitness and sports development. Learners will be required to complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.
    Does exploring and discovering new countries and cultures excite you? This course could be the beginning of a rewarding and stimulating career in the Travel and Tourism Industry, while building confidence, having fun and learning in a new, diverse and interactive way. Through a range of teamwork activities, finding out about local, national and international destinations and investigating what the Tourism industry is about, you will feel well equipped to move into the next phase of your learning and development.
    Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is a full-time programme of study designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding required for success in a range of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering occupations. The qualification is also suitable for learners who have not yet decided on a particular engineering specialism and who wish to gain a broader understanding of engineering. This course is equivalent to 1½ A Levels.
    The BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding required for success in a range of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering occupations. The qualification is also suitable for learners who have not yet decided on a particular engineering specialism and who wish to gain a broader understanding of engineering.
    The aim of this course is to build upon learners' interest in Science, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them for progression into Higher Education or into employment in the Science industry. The broad based and applied nature of the course is designed to equip students with the skills they need for a variety of scientific careers. Previous students have pursued careers in Healthcare, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science, Food Science, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Dental Nursing and Stratified Medicine. The course will also develop learners' practical skills and expertise through hands on laboratory experience, industry workshops and project based learning.
    The aim of this course is to build upon learners' interest in Science, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them for progression into Higher Education or into employment in the Science industry. The broad based and applied nature of the course is designed to equip students with the skills they need for a variety of scientific careers. Previous students have pursued careers in Healthcare, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science, Food Science, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Dental Nursing and Stratified Medicine. The course will also develop learners' practical skills and expertise through hands on laboratory experience, industry workshops and project based learning.
    This course is designed to enhance students’ capacity to learn and develop those faculties and skills which lead to self-reliant learning for any individual intending to embark upon further study at HE or enter the creative industries. Research will develop your critical awareness of the contemporary visual world and related contexts and the relationship of contemporary practice to historical, cultural, environmental and social influences. Experimentation is used to develop your intellectual curiosity through critical understanding and advanced learning using appropriate methods such as a reflective journal and interaction between self and others. The Pathway project will encourage experimental practice and creative risk-taking before leading you toward your Final Major Project and End of Year Show.
    This course is a specialist, work-related qualification in Computing. It is a 2 year course consisting of 13 units, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Units are assessed either internally (9) or externally (4) and are both practical and theory based. This course will be taught through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and group work.
    The 540 Diploma, equivalent to 1.5 A Levels, is for learners who are looking to study art and design as a one-year, full-time course and for those who wish to take it alongside another area of contrasting or complementary study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Art & Design industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.
    The 540 Diploma, equivalent to 1.5 A Levels, is for learners who are looking to study creative media as a one-year, full-time course and for those who wish to take it alongside another area of contrasting or complementary study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Creative Media industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.
    The 540 Diploma, equivalent to 1.5 A Levels, is for learners who are looking to study games design as a one-year, full-time course and for those who wish to take it alongside another area of contrasting or complementary study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Games Design industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.
    The Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels, is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in art and design areas before entering employment.. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Art & Design industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.
    The BTEC National Extended Diploma will allow learners to enhance their base knowledge from year one, BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Business. Learners will study more in-depth Business subject areas.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of civil engineering, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of civil engineering through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of construction, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of construction through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    The Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels, is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in creative media areas before entering employment.. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Creative Media industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.
    The Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels, is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in games design areas before entering employment.. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Games Design industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.
    The aim of the course is to provide a vocationally related qualification that draws on the main themes of work in the Health and Social Care sector. Learners on this programme have an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sector and a specialist understanding of specific aspects of the sector. The National Extended Diploma provides the opportunity to complete work placements which add to the vocational scope of the qualification. These placements can be undertaken locally, regionally or further afield. 100 hundred hours of placement must be completed in primarily in Health and Social Care settings with an opportunity of a maximum of 10 hours spent in a childcare setting. Learners are taught by staff who have vocationally relevant industrial experience and learners will also experience the expertise of guest lecturers or field visits. This qualification is equivalent in size to three A Levels.
    The Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels, is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in performing arts areas before entering employment.. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Performing Arts industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.
    If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industry, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you. All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.
    Would you like to be one of the 3 million people who work as part of Travel and Tourism in the UK - the world’s 7th most popular tourist destination creating many job opportunities? The tourism lecturing team in South West College have a well-established reputation, which will ensure that your career and Higher Education aspirations can be met. The Travel and Tourism sector is vast and incorporates many associated industries such as accommodation, transport, attractions, travel companies and much more. This Level 3 programme will take you on a journey of discovery and help you identify where you would be best suited in this exhilarating and incredibly diverse world of work. This programme of study is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
    The BTEC National Foundation Diploma will provide learners, wishing to undertake a post-16 qualification, with an excellent base knowledge in key business subject areas.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of construction/civil engineering, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of construction/civil engineering through hands on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    This course is a specialist, work-related qualification in Computing. It is a 1 year course consisting of 6 units. It is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. Units are assessed either internally (4) or externally (2) and are both practical and theory based. This course will be taught through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and groupwork. 
    The National Foundation Diploma, equivalent to 1.5 A Levels, is for learners who are looking to study performing arts as a one-year, full-time course and for those who wish to take it alongside another area of contrasting or complementary study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Performing Arts industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.
    If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industry, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you. All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.
    Would you like to be one of the 3 million people who work as part of Travel and Tourism in the UK - the world’s 7th most popular tourist destination, creating many job opportunities? The tourism lecturing team in South West College have a well-established reputation, which will ensure that your career and Higher Education aspirations can be met. The Travel and Tourism sector is vast and incorporates many associated industries such as accommodation, transport, attractions, travel companies and much more. This Level 3 programme will take you on a journey of discovery and help you identify where you would be best suited in this exhilarating and incredibly diverse world of work. This programme of study is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.
    This course has been designed to meet the specific needs of the local engineering industry by providing a range of higher level technical skills in manufacturing, procurement and management. The course is aimed at those working in the engineering industry and seeking an academic progression route whilst continuing to work. It is also designed for persons who want to formalise the skills already acquired in the industry or those wishing to re-skill. In addition to this, the course is also aimed at full time students completing A-Levels, BTEC National Diplomas or Level 3 Apprenticeships who wish to continue their academic career in Engineering. This course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development.
    The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher National in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Health and Social Care is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits. This 7 Unit HNC is intended to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Nursing, Public Health, Healthcare Administration or a related area.
  • Two full days in College plus 1-2 days of placement to provide minimum of 225 hrs
  • The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher National in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Health and Social Care is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits. This 7 Unit HNC is intended to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Nursing, Public Health, Healthcare Administration or a related area. ● One day per week in College, plus 1-2 days of placement to provide minimum of 225 hrs
    The HNC in Applied Sciences (Biology) prepares you for employment in the science industry and provides you with the opportunity to gain entry to relevant Degree programmes. The learning experience is a combination of laboratory based training, field work, theoretical knowledge and e-learning. The programme incorporates a number of talks by experts from the industry and includes visits to industries, laboratories and conservation areas. The teaching team are highly qualified, with industrial and research experience. The staff continually develop their professional skills by attending specialised training programmes. You are encouraged to take up work placement in hospital labs, civil service labs, industries and educational sectors. It is the responsibility of the student to organise this work placement. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self-employed students. Please ask for further details.
    The HND in Art & Design (Art Practice) is an innovative course designed to nurture your creative potential and build your knowledge in the arts industry. This course will prepare you for a successful career as a visual artist. The combination of units will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the area of art and design practice. The curriculum mixes research, problem-solving and teamwork skills with theory and practice in areas such fine art, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and design. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    Expand your skills, knowledge and understanding of graphic design with this exciting and comprehensive higher education programme. Designed for those looking to gain employment in the creative industries through working towards building a solid foundation of knowledge in Graphic Design, the course supports and guides students through all the aspects of contemporary graphic design practice, enabling them to build up confidence and develop new skills. This client and project-led course will teach you the elements of visual design for both web and print delivery. You will work on creative live briefs to ensure you have practical experience of the design processes. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    HND Diploma in Performing Arts offers Learners the chance to develop a broad range of skills in the subject area. This course offers an ideal opportunity to build on work from Level 3 Performing Arts or Drama, to pursue a specialist interest and focus on practical performance skills, or for those with experience in acting who wish to return to study. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This course has a broad application, from school leavers and National Diploma students with a science or business studies background to skilled labour employees wanting to up-skill in the fields of Sustainability and Renewable Energy. Sustainability, energy and the environment are at the forefront of current business and policy priority areas. This course is accredited by the UK Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and students are eligible for student membership of the IES. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    *All applications to this course must be made through UCAS.** This course has a broad application, from school leavers and National Diploma students with a science or business studies background to skilled labour employees wanting to up-skill in the fields of Sustainability and Renewable Energy. This course is accredited by the UK Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and students are eligible for student membership of the IES. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This course has a broad application, from school leavers and National Diploma students with a science or business studies background to skilled labour employees wanting to up-skill in the fields of Sustainability and Renewable Energy. Sustainability, energy and the environment are at the forefront of current business and policy priority areas. This course is accredited by the UK Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and students are eligible for student membership of the IES.
    The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -1) Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering
  • 2) Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT
  • 3) Also broader transferable skills
  • Employability
  • Personal and Social Skills
  • Health Literacy
  • The Access Diploma offers a diverse range of social science subjects and is aimed at adult learners who would like to progress to university education. The course provides entry into higher education and also improves employment opportunities. The programme of study provides learners with an interesting, supportive and enjoyable learning environment in which they can become better learners.
    The Access Diploma offers a diverse range of social science subjects and is aimed at adult learners who would like to progress to university education. The course provides entry into higher education and also improves employment opportunities. The programme of study provides learners with an interesting, supportive and enjoyable learning environment in which they can become better learners.
    The overall aim of this programme is to provide an academically challenging, intellectually stimulating and broad-based programme of study at a level appropriate to the award of an Honours Degree. The programme focuses on subjects and disciplines associated with business and management studies.
    *All applications to this course must be made through UCAS.* The BSc Honours Degree in Social Work is a professional qualification that meets the requirements of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. Training to become a social worker involves a mixture of academic study and professional practice learning opportunities for a total of 185 days during the Degree.
    **Closing date for application extended to Friday 28th May** This part-time course, is awarded by Ulster University and has advanced training status by the National Counselling Society (NCS). Joint accreditation with the BACP and NCS. It will introduce students to counselling theory and skills which are useful for those who wish to work effectively in a helping role with people, in a range of professional and personal contexts. Over one year of study, students undertake three core modules, each reflecting 20 credits of study at Level 4. Modules are:
  • The Helping Relationship
  • Personal Development And Interpersonal Communication
  • Practical Application of the Helping Relationship
  • Teaching and learning is achieved by a blend of face to face lectures and seminars, group and individual activities as well as digital and online technology. Students will learn basic psychological and communication theory and develop a range of reflective, interpersonal, communication and counselling skills, to support them in a helping role across settings. Activities to promote self-awareness and impact on others are central and personal development is a key aspect of all three modules of the course. Successful completion of this course does not confer fitness to practice counselling, but graduates who meet the entrance requirements may progress to the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice which does.
  • The FdEng in Engineering (with Specialisms) has an industry focused approach, where graduates develop an extensive range of professional subject knowledge and technical skills. The programme has been designed in a more applied nature.
    This foundation degree is offered:
  • Full time over 2 years. Students will study full time, and in the second year will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.
  • Part time over either 2.5 years (30 weeks) or 3 years (45 weeks)
    Students will study part time, and in the final semester will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.
  • The FdEng in Engineering (with Specialisms) has an industry focused approach, where graduates develop an extensive range of professional subject knowledge and technical skills. The programme has been designed in a more applied nature.Course delivery is part, over two and a half or three years. Students will study part time, whilst working in a relevant place of employment in the engineering industry and in the final semester will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.
    The FdEng in Engineering (with Specialisms) has an industry focused approach, where graduates develop an extensive range of professional subject knowledge and technical skills. The programme has been designed in a more applied nature.
    This foundation degree is offered:
  • Full time over 2 years. Students will study full time, and in the second year will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.
  • Part time over either 2.5 years (30 weeks) or 3 years (45 weeks)
    Students will study part time, and in the final semester will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.
  • The FdEng in Engineering (with Specialisms) has an industry focused approach, where graduates develop an extensive range of professional subject knowledge and technical skills. The programme has been designed in a more applied nature.Course delivery is part, over two and a half or three years. Students will study part time, whilst working in a relevant place of employment in the engineering industry and in the final semester will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.
    The course is designed prepare you for a variety of careers across the Applied and Medical Sciences industries, through gaining the required knowledge. It will provide you with specific practical, professional and transferable skills in analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communication. The course aims to prepare you to seek to apply to progress onto identified Honours degree programmes or to directly enter employment within the diverse science sector. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This qualification provides the perfect foundation for your successful career in business management in the private or public sector. The Foundation Degree in Business Management focuses on developing your knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare you for a range of careers in business such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics. Learners are supported to be entrepreneurial in their outlook to reflect local and regional economic needs.
    This qualification provides the perfect foundation for your successful career in business management in the private or public sector. The Foundation Degree in Business Management focuses on developing your knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare you for a range of careers in business such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics. Learners are supported to be entrepreneurial in their outlook to reflect local and regional economic needs.
    This course is designed to prepare you for a career in Construction Engineering and Surveying - building, land and quantity surveying, through gaining cutting edge technical skills and knowledge necessary for the modern Construction Industry. It will provide you with specific practical and professional skills, analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communications. The course aims to leave you equally prepared to progress to complete your Honours Degree, to directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee, or to start your own business. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    This course is designed to prepare you for a career in Construction Engineering and Surveying - building, land and quantity surveying, through gaining cutting edge technical skills and knowledge necessary for the modern Construction Industry. It will provide you with specific practical and professional skills, analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communications. The course aims to leave you equally prepared to progress to complete your Honours Degree, to directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee, or to start your own business.
    This course is designed to prepare learners for a career in Civil Engineering and related industries at higher technician level. It will provide learners with specific practical and professional skills in analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communication. The course also aims to prepare learners to progress to Honours Degree level study or directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee.
    This course is designed to prepare learners for a career in Civil Engineering and related industries at higher technician level. It will provide learners with specific practical and professional skills in analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communication. The course also aims to prepare learners to progress to Honours Degree level study or directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee. *Part-time course fee is calculated at £250 per 20 credit module. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
    Closing date of 30th April 2021 for applications. This three year part time course aims to develop students with the required attributes, skills and competencies to work effectively and ethically with adults who wish to avail of professional counselling. This practice-based professional programme in counselling, responds to evidenced public need in NI and has been designed in consultation with industry partners, professional and academic bodies. The course is offered part-time over 3 years of study. It is awarded and validated by Ulster University and is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), National Counselling Society (NCS). Successful completion of the full award confers fitness to practice counselling.
    This course is designed around the computing requirements of local industry. Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding and design skills to formulate solutions to computing problems and the practical skills to implement those solutions. Additionally, ‘soft’ skills will be developed in teamwork, communications, professional practice and time management.
    This course is designed around the computing requirements of local industry. Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding and design skills to formulate solutions to computing problems and the practical skills to implement those solutions. Additionally, ‘soft’ skills will be developed in teamwork, communications, professional practice and time management.
    The Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Health and Social Care is an innovative and contemporary course from Ulster University which will be attractive to both students and employers in the Health and Social Care sector. The aim of this Foundation Degree is to address the needs of the local market by preparing graduates to gain the range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to meet the current and future evolving needs of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland.
    This qualification will prepare you for working with injured clients. You will develop a number of skills which include: skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, covering passive and resisted range of movements, posture analysis, functional and special tests, skills to work safely and effectively on muscles and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and you will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.
    The course comprises of the practical aspects of sports massage and learning the correct techniques to a competent standard. Theoretical learning will also take place and learners will be expected to complete assignments by agreed deadlines. Practical assessments is also part of this qualification in a commercial setting.