The North West Regional College (NWRC) is a public funded Further and Higher Education College in the Northern Ireland with approximately 800 staff and 20,000 student enrolments. The College has been awarded a number of quality awards including Investors in People, The Skills for Health Quality Mark, STEM Assured and Matrix for our Careers Academy. Academically we offer a broad range of internationally recognised Ofqual qualifications e.g. Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HND), Higher National Certificates (HNC’s), Higher Level Apprenticeships, Level 3, Professional Qualifications and Vocational courses. Our full time courses offer progression routes to many degree programmes at universities in Northern Ireland (Ulster University and Queens University, Belfast) and the United Kingdom. Our exciting NCUK International Foundation Year Programme (1.Business/Humanities and 2. Science/Engineering) delivered by NWRC in association with our English Language partner Organisation Foyle International when passed in 1 academic year gives excellent and guaranteed entry to a number of UK Universities including some from the Russell Group: Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool.
At NWRC International Students have the opportunity to enjoy academic progression in a modern academic environment with quality teaching and support services. Our UK Visa and Immigration ‘Tier 4 Sponsor Status’ is assurance of our high standard of education and the rigour we apply to the international applicant process. Compliance with Home Office and United Kingdom Boarder Agency (UKBA) requirements is essential so before applying to NWRC check out our International web page for more information.
Studying in the UK and Northern Ireland whilst a great option has several considerations;
- Each individual student’s ability to live away from home independently. Living in a country with no family or friends can be daunting and the student must have the ability to make friends, live independently and be resilient to a change in lifestyle and culture.