The South West College campus in Dungannon.

Alternative career paths on your doorstep ast South West College

South West College is set to host a series of registration days later this month aimed at school leavers getting the results of their State exams and perhaps seeking alternative pathways into their chosen careers.

The college, which has a campus in Enniskillen in neighbouring County Fermanagh, offers an extensive range of full-time courses that offer pathways to university or employment, apprenticeship programmes and honours degrees. South West College also has a range of professional courses in a wide range of subject areas, all locally on your doorstep.

Students are being advised, once they get their exam results, to call into one of the South West College campuses at Enniskillen, Dungannon or Omagh where our careers advisors and tutors can advise young people and their parents on their options.

“The advice we offer is designed to help young people and their parents understand the range of career opportunities and pathways available to them, helping them to make better, informed choices,” said principal and chief executive Celine McCartan.

Among the benefits for South West College students being promoted are smaller class sizes, cheaper tuition fees, industry standard facilities and equipment to help gain the skills employers are looking for, industry accredited qualifications and tutors who have industry expertise.

All programmes are developed in line with industry demand to ensure they provide the right skills for progression to further study or employment.


South West Colleges upcoming Registration Days will take place at our Dungannon Enniskillen and Omagh campuses on the following dates:

August 17-18 - Higher Education Registration Day from 9:30am-3:30pm

August 21 - Higher Education Clearing Day from 9:30am-3:30pm

August 24-25 - Further Education and Apprenticeship Registration Day from 9:30am-3:30pm

Students are asked to bring exam results and photographic ID.

Ms McCartan emphasises: “At South West College we aim to provide you with stimulating and industry relevant experience and qualifications, created in line with employer’s needs. You will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience, placements and project based learning to help prepare you for the world of work and develop the vital skills and experience employers are looking for.”

The principal is urging students not to panic and assess their options.

“With the growing costs of university tuition fees and the cost of living, it is vital that young people wishing to obtain qualifications are aware of the range of options available to help them make better, informed choices and I would encourage them to look at provision that’s on offer as they look to the next step of their educational journey.”

Outside of the registration days, appointments can also be made to meet with an advisor. Email or call 028 8225 0109. This service is available to anyone in the South West region, whether or not they are considering studying at the institution.

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