Community Support


SERC is committed to offering support and information for students with disabilities, learning difficulties or medical conditions to ensure that they can participate as fully as possible in the academic and social life of The College.

Careers Service

Do you or any of your group need careers information? Leave school with little or no qualifications and wonder what the next step is now? Do you have a career in mind but not sure how to turn this into reality or perhaps you are considering a new career?

Then why not speak to a SERC Careers Adviser. Individual appointments and group talks are available. While attending your local college for Careers advice why not also take this opportunity to have a look around The College by booking a tour.

If you or your group would like to avail of this services, please contact your local Community Development Officer.

Fees and Finance

Are you or members in your group considering taking the next step and enrolling on a SERC course? Worried about course fees and any associated costs while attending The College?

Did you know full-time Further Education (vocational) courses up to Level 3 are FREE for home students. Full-time courses are typically 15 hours or more in duration per week and are delivered during the day at a local college campus. Part-time courses do incur a cost however you may be entitled to a reduced fee if in receipt of certain benefits. There are a number of funding sources to help cover the costs of studying.

Our SERC Funding Team can provide information, advice and guidance about the wide range of full-time financial support and part-time financial support available. Individual appointments and group talks are available. If your group or organisation is interested in this service, please contact your local Community Development Officer. You may also be interested in a tour of your local college campus.

Learning Support

Do you or members in your organisation have a disability or learning difficulty? Considering attending a SERC course but unsure what support may be provided to support you in your studies?

SERC is committed to offering support and information for students with disabilities, learning difficulties or medical conditions to ensure that they can participate as fully as possible in the academic and social life of The College.

If you have a disability/difficulty, we can provide a range of support services to help you get the best from your course. Examples of difficulties include dyslexia, autism or asperger’s syndrome, mental health or mobility difficulties.

Support provided may include additional one-to-one tuition, special exam arrangements or equipment loan. If you would like further information when why not speak to SERC Learning Support Adviser.