Further Education

Further Education courses are open to all. They are suitable for students aged 16 and over and range from level 1 to level 3 and include Diplomas and Cetificates.

Further Education.

At SERC we understand that you want more than just a qualification, you want an experience. Your time with us is designed to help you get the most from your studies, to develop the skills that employers need from you and then the "Sky's the Limit".

Further Education courses are open to all. They are suitable for students aged 16 and over and range from Level 1 to Level 3 and include Diplomas, Extended Diplomas and Certificates.

Further Education course are made up of units or modules and you will complete assignments and tests throughout the year to link theory with practical work.

The FE Student Handbook is intended to be a reference point - a 'How to' manual. It is a summary of the services, assistance and facilities available, apart from those which are directly related to your study or training.

View the FE Student Handbook

Enterprise Driven Curriculum

Enterprise-driven curriculum

We offer each of our students a career enhancing experience where there are opportunities to work on industry based projects, solving problems for businesses or developing your entrepreneurial skills by setting up a SERC Student Company.

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Work placements and links with industry

To develop a deeper understanding of the world of work many programmes require you to undertake work placements or complete industry visits to discuss how the skills you are learning can be best used to undertake employment upon finishing your qualification.

Links with industry expert

Links with industry experts

Ensure that you are best placed to undertake employment upon finishing your qualification.

Student Support

SERC Support

At SERC we’re always here to support you to ensure that you get the most out of your time with us. Services include:

  • Award-winning careers advice
  • Financial help
  • Learning support


Our flexible part-time courses allow you to fit study around work and personal commitments.

State of art facilities

State of the art facilities

Learn in modern and comfortable surroundings with access to the latest technology available for your chosen area.



All of our Further Education qualifications provide opportunities on completion to further progress your study at local and national colleges and universities and specialist colleges.