Stuart Graham, who started his own business in 2016, just three months after completing his apprenticeship in Electrical Installation
with South West College (SWC), says the education he received through apprenticeships has been a central part of his career success.
South West College (SWC) are introducing a new course in September 2021, City & Guilds Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing.
The course is available to study part-time in Omagh. The qualification focuses on the technical skills and knowledge required to be a professional dental nurse.
South West College (SWC) are introducing a brand new course in September 2021, Foundation Degree in Professional Practice and Management of Culinary Arts. The course will offer a progression opportunity for Level 3 students to continue their culinary education and offer professional chefs working in the catering and hospitality industry the opportunity to update their skills and prepare for future management positions.
Ruth Johnston, a mum of three, returned to education as a mature student at South West College (SWC) in June 2012. Hoping to pursue a future career in childcare
, Ruth enrolled on a two-year vocational BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development.
This course offers individuals a vocational pathway aligning with the knowledge and skills that employers seek and allowed Ruth to pursue her studies close to her home in Ballynakelly, Coalisland. Fast forward to 2021, and after her studies and despite the worldwide pandemic, Ruth is ready to embark on her next venture as a registered childminder.
Omagh screenwriter and former South West College (SWC) student, Aidan McAleer, won three screenwriting awards last year. Aidan won 'Best First-time Screenwriter' at the Kosice International Monthly Film Festival; 'Best Feature Script' at the Prague International Monthly Film Festival'; and ‘Best Screenplay' at the Canadian Cinematography Awards, for his screenplay, 'Forgiven', which tells an emotional story of accidental manslaughter and the swirling guilt and aftermath that follows it.
Samantha Kerrigan from Castlederg studied the City and Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care
, Learning and Development at South West College, Omagh Campus, where the qualifications and experience she gained led to a full-time job at a local primary school.