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James is Engineering a Career on a Higher-Level Apprenticeship
05
October, 2021
School leaver James Rafferty from Dungannon found that the popular Higher-Level Apprenticeship route at South West College was the best undergraduate path for his career in Construction Engineering. James completed his Ulster University Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering with Surveying at the Dungannon Campus, which allowed him to learn, work and earn from the moment he started his foundation degree.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 05/10/2021 10:10:35
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SWC's Renewable Engine Programme shortlisted for Prestigious Green Gown Research Award
18
August, 2021
Awards recognise Excellence in Sustainability during Extraordinary Times
 
Renewable Engine, a €6.1M EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border Research and Innovation programme, led by South West College has been announced as a finalist at this year’s UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards. The College is the only further education college on the island of Ireland to make the shortlist and will compete with institutions including Lancaster University, London College of Fashion and University of Portsmouth for the Research with Impact – Institution prize.
 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 18/08/2021 13:36:29
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New Higher-Level Apprenticeship Opportunities at South West College
24
June, 2021
South West College (SWC) are pleased to announce that from September 2021, they are offering six new Higher-Level Apprenticeships (HLAs), to add to the existing portfolio of nine HLA programmes that are already available locally at the college. 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 24/06/2021 08:07:46
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Darren Advances his Career with an Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
15
June, 2021
Higher Level Apprentice Darren Harte from Cabragh is set to achieve his Level 6 Honours Degree in Engineering at the South West College (SWC).   
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 15/06/2021 08:44:51
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Site Supervisor Returns to College to Attain a Degree
14
June, 2021

Father of four Francis Mc Kenna from Derrygonnelly progressed within his career to Site Supervisor but required a formal qualification to match his competence. So, he returned to education through an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) via the South West College (SWC) to achieve a Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering and Management.  

  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 14/06/2021 14:44:34
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South West College set to celebrate NI Apprenticeship Week with Engineering Careers Fair
07
April, 2021

South West College (SWC) are preparing to celebrate Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week which runs from 26-30 April 2021. The Colleges showcase virtual event ‘Get Engineering’, will take place on Tuesday 27 April from 5:30-7:00pm and will demonstrate to prospective apprentices and employers the benefits of becoming and hiring an apprentice. Aspiring apprentices will also hear about upcoming recruitment opportunities from a range of local engineering companies.  

 

  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 07/04/2021 13:35:59
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Civil Engineering Scholarship Helped Fund Orla's Education at South West College.
16
March, 2021
Orla Coyle from Greencastle recently completed a Foundation Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at South West College (SWC), Omagh, graduating in 2020 with a distinction grade and was awarded a number of scholarships and bursaries that helped pay off her tuition fees within the first year of her studies.
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 16/03/2021 11:46:40
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South West College Provides Ideal Pathway for Shane
08
March, 2021
Shane Mc Aloon from Fermanagh left school aged 16 and enrolled at South West College (SWC) to study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering that helped nurture and develop his interest in Engineering.
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 08/03/2021 16:11:15
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Dunadry Student Wins Prestigious Engineering Scholarship
08
March, 2021
Wallace Shanks, from Dunadry, Antrim, was recently one of six South West College (SWC) students to win a coveted Institution of Civil Engineers Quest Technician Scholarship. This prestigious award is a recognition of the achievement and ambition of higher technicians in the civil engineering industry. 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 08/03/2021 14:07:23
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Six South West College Students Receive Prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers Quest Technician Scholarship 
02
March, 2021
South West College (SWC) has recorded a record of six winners of the coveted Institution of Civil Engineers Quest Technician Scholarship. This prestigious award is a recognition of the achievement and ambition of higher technicians in the civil engineering industry. It is open to all eligible students across the Northern Ireland Region of the ICE and applicants are required to complete a very comprehensive application form, focussing on academic achievement, industrial experience and most importantly career aspirations. 
  • Aisling McQuaid
  • 02/03/2021 10:43:42
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