What We Offer

SO MANY WAYS TO STUDY

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FULL TIME

Full-Time study usually involves daily attendance to the College, with more than 16 hours per week classroom teaching. The main levels of full-time courses are First Diploma, National Diploma, Higher National Diploma, and Foundation Degree. Other popular choices include NVQ levels (1-4), Foundation Diplomas, GCE Applied, and other Higher Diploma options. These options allow students to progress to a similar course within the College, or to higher education (degrees) at university. Other students will choose a pathway directly into employment using the work experience practice they have gained while at the College.

Many courses are developed in conjunction with local employers and are designed to give the students a feel for future employment, and to enhance practical ability in their chosen vocation. A prime example is the trades and apprenticeships opportunities through the Training for Success portfolio. The Job-Ready and Apprenticeship Training options allow young people to choose a trade and earn as they learn in practical way.

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COMMUNITY STUDY

The College’s vibrant learning community includes learners undertaking courses at local community centres and organisations, co-ordinated by our Community Outreach Department. These courses enable individuals and small groups to undertake short courses in areas including Essential Skills, GCSEs, Return to Study, and Hobby & Special Interest. A wide range of courses are on offer in partnership with communities and organisations throughout the North West region – learning that is truly on your doorstep. We offer community courses throughout the Derry~Londonderry, Limavady and Strabane areas.

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Guide to Higher Level Apprenticeship

North West Regional College, supported by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), Ulster University and many leading employers across the North West Region are delighted to announce a major new employment initiative for the North West Region.

The College has secured funding to offer on 6 new Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) programmes tailored to industry needs. These programmes will offer employers an opportunity to ‘employ clever’ through an initiative which is aimed at addressing high-level skills shortages which are increasingly evident across the region.

A Higher Level Apprenticeship is a unique work-based programme which enables participants to earn while they learn and gain a nationally recognised professional qualification (Foundation Degree). Successful candidates will be employed in a company relevant to their chosen profession to gain valuable experience over a 2 or 3 year period. This experience will feature a close mentoring relationship and academic support provided by North West Regional College as they progress through the relevant Foundation Degree.

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PART TIME

The College offers a comprehensive range of part-time courses which are available either during the day or in the evening. These are suitable to those individuals who, for whatever reason, cannot commit to full-time study. The choices on offer increase every year, and are available largely in the following categories: Essential Skills (Numeracy & Literacy), Return to study, Professional Development, and Hobby & Recreation.

The levels of courses and curriculum choices on offer are similar to those available on a full-time basis, and are designed to provide similar progression routes on completion. Part-time study, particularly for mature students, offers fun, enjoyable and rewarding experiences, giving students a sense of new found confidence, resulting in enhanced knowledge and skills and improved career prospects.

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HIGHER EDUCATION

The range of higher education course options at our college are available on a full-time or part-time mode of attendance, with the majority of programme levels pertaining to Foundation Degree, Higher National Diplomas & Certificates (HND & HNC) and Professional Programmes. Each year, over 600 College graduates secure places at universities throughout the UK & Ireland, while many more find employment locally, regionally and internationally.

We develop our Higher Education portfolio through consultation with the local economy so that course options, content, and practical experience are directly related to the skills and knowledge in positions of employment that are offered by employers. Course teaching is delivered by committed and experienced academic personnel, with advice and guidance on hand from friendly and dedicated support staff.

Higher Education Full Time

Higher Education Part Time

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What Our Students Think

Tipsukon Cochrane

NWRC has a strong academic reputation and it really helps develop and improve your artistic skills. The facilities are fantastic…
2016-08-05T16:52:18+00:00
NWRC has a strong academic reputation and it really helps develop and improve your artistic skills. The facilities are fantastic and there is such a great atmosphere between the students […]

Liam Duffy

My time at NWRC was such an amazing experience! This course opened so many doors and gave me the chance…
2016-08-23T23:06:46+00:00
My time at NWRC was such an amazing experience! This course opened so many doors and gave me the chance to apply for lots of degree courses. We were supported […]

Paul Gallagher

The Access course I’m studying at the College is challenging but very rewarding! It’s a great foundation for my next…
2016-08-23T23:09:11+00:00
The Access course I’m studying at the College is challenging but very rewarding! It’s a great foundation for my next career move which I hope to be Marine Biology at […]

Aoife McGrory

It was always my desire to achieve a qualification in something I loved & had a talent for. NWRC gave…
2017-01-26T09:58:17+00:00
It was always my desire to achieve a qualification in something I loved & had a talent for. NWRC gave me that opportunity.

Jessica Vance

The lecturers and the resources are just brilliant! I would recommend the college to anyone.
2017-01-26T10:04:09+00:00
The lecturers and the resources are just brilliant! I would recommend the college to anyone.
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