not too late


It’s not too late to apply for Full-Time courses starting in September. We have places available in a range of programmes.

It’s not too late to apply for Full-Time courses starting in September.

We have places available in a range of programmes from Level 1- Level 6 across our Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards campuses which offer the opportunity to progress in your learning this academic year.

If you have your exam results but haven’t yet secured a place on a course, we can help you with your decisions regarding your next steps. You may have done better than, or not as well as expected, or your circumstances may have changed. Perhaps you want to look at different options – our careers staff are here to guide you.

Whatever the situation, you can still apply for Full-Time courses at SERC and you will be fully supported throughout the application process - and your time at college.

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What courses are available?

Click the below links to see what courses are still available:

Further Education Courses (16+)
Further Education Courses (16+)
Further Education Courses (16+)
Further Education Courses (16+)

What our students say.

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“My lecturers at SERC have been fantastic, they presented a professional and consistent structure that I have observed, learned and will certainly apply when I go into the industry. I have made life-long friends being here. One thing that stood out to me during my time at the college was the number of opportunities that were provided by my lecturers.”

Hayden Gilliland FdEng Mechatronic Engineering at the Lisburn Campus.

 

“I feel that I have had a real confidence boost by coming to SERC. The style of learning at college suited me better. I enjoyed the placements both at hospital and in a residential care home which helped me decide what I wanted to do next.”

Chloe McConnell, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

 

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“I am more confident in my capabilities because of the understanding, skills and experiences gained through the Apprenticeship. My involvement in competitions has been one of my highlights of my Apprenticeship. The encouragement from staff whilst preparing for and during the competitions is second to none. Doing so well in the competitions was a real confidence booster.”

Megan Davidson Level 3 Security Systems First Place - National Fire & Security Competition NI Second Place - IFSEC London

 

“I really enjoyed my course at SERC. I volunteered at Habitat Restore for Habitat for Humanity. I was awarded with a ReStore Gold Award in recognition of my hard work and dedication on work placement, this really improved my confidence and will look great on applications when I apply for jobs. SERC is a relaxed environment and I have great support from my classmates and tutors. On completion of my course, I would like to continue at SERC and gain more qualifications.”

Thomas Wilson, Retail - Skills for Work (Level 2)


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Why study at SERC?

When speaking to parents, who understandably want the best for their son or daughter, we have found that there are many common misconceptions and myths around college life and vocational qualifications.

Here is some factual information that we hope will help you make a more informed decision.

  • We are Northern Ireland’s No1 college! *
  • SERC came top in the National Student Survey (NSS) in 2020
  • 95% Student Satisfaction rate
  • 94% Achievement rate
  • 90% of students agree that SERC’s facilities and resources helped them learn.
  • Our courses are recognised and valued qualifications, equipping the NEXT GENERATION of Professionals to enter the workforce and support a growing economy.
  • Outstanding pastoral care including learning support and support for young carers
  • Studying at SERC is much less expensive than university, with an average cost of just £2,500 per year for our Higher Education Courses.
  • In addition to teaching qualifications, SERC staff also have professional qualifications and often provide specialist training to industry.

And so much more!!!

*Department for the Economy NI published Success Results.

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Hear from our tutors

Hear from our world class, industry experienced tutors about our range of courses.

Check out our webinars below:

Further Education Webinars

Higher Education Webinars

Apprenticeships and Traineeships webinars.

Not sure what course is right for you?

Our team of SERC Careers Advisors provide a professional, impartial, and confidential service, to help young people and adults make informed choices about their future career and next steps.

To find out more about professional advice on your next steps, please click here