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.
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has visited South West College in Omagh where he met a number of Higher Level Apprentices.
South West College, supported by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), Ulster University, Queen’s University and many leading employers across the South West region is delighted to announce a major new jobs initiative for the South West region.
South West College (SWC) Dungannon and 24 employers teamed up to pitch opportunities in the world of engineering to young people at a recent unique careers event.