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Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Transition

Care & Health

Course Overview

This course is designed for those with mild to moderate learning disabilities, and provides a wide range of learning opportunities to help with employment or progression onto further courses. Classes are small with a high lecturer to student ratio, as well as classroom support staff. The aim is to provide students with the opportunity to improve educational qualifications and improve future work opportunities. For some students this means working on areas such as self-esteem, social anxiety and self-confidence. We incorporate health and wellbeing throughout the course.After two years, students will receive OCN Level 1/2 certificates in Vocational Skills and Employability Skills.All applicants will be interviewed, and parents, carers and relevant professionals may attend. During this, arrangements for meeting individual care or support needs will be discussed to ensure they are implemented effectively and that students have every opportunity to succeed on the course.Awarding bodies, depending on options, are OCN/BTEC/AQA.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Level 1 / Level 2 Transition
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022
  • Course: Level 1 / Level 2 Transition
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Sport
  • Business Retail
  • Employability
  • Healthy Living
  • Joinery
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Catering
  • Vocational Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Personal, Social, & Health Education
  • Information Technology
  • Retail
  • Art
  • Sports
  • Catering
  • Life skills & First Aid
  • Joinery
  • Drama
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

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ROI Requirements

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Work Placement

We offer a 4-week Mencap ‘Job Club’, giving students the opportunity to discuss previous work experience, work interests with Mencap staff and prepare for work placement. Work placement will be arranged and supervised by Mencap staff for one day a week.

What's Next?

Further Study

Previous students have progressed to a range of courses within our College, employment and external training providers.

Career Prospects

Previous students have obtained employment opportunities in retail and hospitality.


  • Image of Suzanne Ramage
    When I finish my Foundation Degree I plan to progress to University and do a Bio-Medical Degree and eventually work in a forensic lab.
    Suzanne Ramage
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    My time at NWRC gave me the confidence to open my own Beauty Salon. Now I'm a part-time lecturer for the College.
    Vanessa Canning (Hair & Beauty)

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