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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.
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 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a one year course which covers a wide range of areas relating to the skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Barbering industry. Learners 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. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within this creative industry. This course will open various pathways for progression. The college would recommend a work placement to assist with the development of skills.
This diploma will suit you if you have some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision. You may want to gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role.
The Level 3 certificate is ideal if you are working in adult social care in Northern Ireland, or you have some essential knowledge that you wish to develop.
The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to learn about the care, learning and development of children and young people aged 0 - 19 years. Learners will have the opportunity to develop their skills and the knowledge necessary to work with children and young people.
The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is ideal for care workers who have some responsibility for other staff in their workplace and sometimes work without supervision. Learners may want to develop or demonstrate skills, perhaps to become a senior care worker.
This course is designed for learners who are interested in enhancing their career prospects in the Beauty Therapy industry.
This 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. 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.
This qualification is relevant to learners who have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery or to those with plenty of experience in a professional kitchen. They may have experience at supervisory level or they may want to develop their skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.
This course is about understanding the media and applying practical skills to create media products. You’ll develop valuable knowledge and understanding through work-related projects and assignments relevant to the media industry.
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 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 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.
This course is designed to give learners an introduction to the performing arts industry and to inspire them to pursue a career in this area. It will allow learners to develop skills in performance, acting, singing and production techniques.
This course will provide learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for employment or to provide career development opportunities to progress onto a relevant Level 3 programme. Learners will be fully supported by highly qualified and experienced staff who are committed to creating engaging and exciting learning environments for all. As work placement is a vital part of this programme, learners will get the opportunity for both 'learning' and 'doing'.
This course will provide learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for employment in the health and social care sector or to provide career development opportunities to progress onto a relevant Level 3 programme. Learners will be fully supported by highly qualified and experienced staff who are committed to creating engaging and exciting learning environments for all. As work placement is an integral part of this programme, they will get the opportunity for both learning and doing.
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.
The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Creative Media Production, for example, Film, TV, Journalism, Advertising and Design. Learners will develop a common core of knowledge, including preproduction techniques, critical approaches to media products and an understanding of the creative media sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the media industry.
If you have committed your career to Art and Design then this course will provide you with the creative experience you’ve been looking for. This course will engage, inspire challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. Throughhands on projects, students will be able to think critically and develop a rigorous understanding of art and design while using state of the art technology and methods.
If you’re hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industries, physical education, or you’re interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect course for you. All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. You’ll be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport-related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing you with an edge when applying to higher education.
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 business world of today demands that you learn by doing. Learners will study all areas of business such as starting and running their own business and demonstrating entrepreneurial skills through a variety of projects. They will gain experience in Marketing, Finance, Law, Human Resource and Retailing. Industry visits and expert lecturers support the development of strong employability and academic skills.
The BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in 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. Learners will have the opportunity to link with a local firm and be mentored for the duration of their course.
This course will develop your skills and deepen your understanding of construction/civil engineering, and prepare you to either progress to Higher Education in the field, or enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop your expertise in the area of construction/civil engineering through hands-on experience, case studies and projects using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
This course is the first year of a two year full time programme, which has been designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for successful employment in the industry and higher education.
This course will build upon a strong interest learners already have in Performing Arts to develop their skills and understanding with the aim of preparing them to progress to Higher Education or to enter the industry directly. The course is practically focused to develop expertise in the areas of Drama, Technical Theatre, Music and Dance. Through the College's links with the Burnavon Theatre learners will receive industry standard experience.
Games design fuses technical knowledge with core artistic principles. Through work-related projects and coursework, this course will grow your understanding of 3D Modelling, 3D Animation, Game Design, Level Design and more. You’ll develop a substantial mandatory of knowledge in areas such as Pre-Production, Critical Analysis of Game Concepts and industry standard software.
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.
This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It’s designed to give you the knowledge, skills and understanding to secure employment in the business sector or to progress to Higher Education. You can opt to leave after one year of study, which will give you a 90 Credit Diploma, which is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.
The BTEC Extended Diploma in 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. College facilities, such as the new state of the art Idea Centre, provide an opportunity for project based learning.
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. The Extended Diploma provides the opportunity to complete work placements which add to the vocational scope of the qualification. 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.
If you’re hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industries, 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! This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the area of sport, health, exercise and fitness. Students will also be given the opportunity through our “Sports Academy” to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability.
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 is designed to develop learner's expertise of the area of construction/civil engineering through some hands on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest software/technologies.
This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in the travel and tourism sector. You’ll develop skills for the modern-day workplace, including team-working, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. South West College has excellent relations with the local travel and tourism industry and this will significantly help your learning. The course involves industry visits and guest speakers, and you’ll be taught by lecturers with a significant amount of industry experience. In year two of the programme, there will be a mandatory residential. You’ll be expected to make a full financial contribution, either personally and/or through fundraising.
This course is constructed to enable the student to explore a range of study disciplines through a practical and diagnostic experience in art and design. It assists students to develop an individual and confident perception of their specialist area of study prior to application to Ba Hons degree & HE courses or employment. Students have the opportunity to exhibit their work publicly when they showcase their final work.
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.
This course will provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to pursue a rewarding career, working with children. Highly qualified and experienced staff will create exciting yet challenging learning environments to fully support learners and help them to work to their full potential. On successful completion of the programme, learners will also achieve qualified practitioner status to enable them to work with the 0-8 age group.
This course is a specialist, work-related qualification in Computing. It is a 1 year course consisting of 8 units. It is equivalent to 2 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 aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Creative Media Production, for example, Film, TV, Journalism, Advertising and Design. Learners will develop a substantial common core of knowledge, including pre-production techniques, critical approaches to media products and an understanding of the creative media sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the media industry.
This course will introduce you to the process of game design and development, grow your understanding of the gaming industry, and help you develop your own game ideas. Units include theory and practical work.
This course is aimed at learners who have a strong interest in Performing Arts and who wish to learn the craft and business of performing. Under the expert guidance of tutors with current professional experience, learners will develop and hone their performance skills.
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 aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Art and Design and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course is designed to develop learner's expertise of the area of Fine Art and Large and Small Scale Design. Through hands on projects, they will develop skills, knowledge and understanding. A range of carefully selected topics equip learners with a broad view of all the main subjects needed to fully understand this area, and to be able to design and implement projects to a high standard.
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.