Welcome to the International Department of SERC

South Eastern Regional College combines academic excellence with fantastic facilities, brilliant fun in an amazing part of the world. Northern Ireland offers fabulous locations, stunning landscapes and the friendliest of welcomes and is the safest place in the UK.

SERC is a top further and higher education government college. Students from over 68 different countries have chosen SERC as their first choice for quality education this year and are a valued and integral part of our student community. The College is British Council accredited and holds a UKVI Tier 4 licence. SERC offers a wide choice of English language development programmes for General English, Academic English, Teacher Training programmes as well as internationally recognised pre-university qualifications and university foundation degrees accredited by leading universities and awarding bodies including Business, Tourism, IT, Engineering and Science. We are actively seeking further opportunities to work collaboratively with overseas organisations.

‘Learning at SERC gave me many positive memories, lots of fun and huge satisfaction. I am ready to start my career with the right qualification and international experience’
Isabella Parbeza

We have stayed true to our roots and remain the lifeblood of the local community and economy, and in doing so have become a top 30 U K College. We have built our reputation as a trusted and respected part of our local community by delivering an industry-focused curriculum.

Whilst we have been better known for providing training courses we have become renowned as an innovative partner for companies seeking to improve productivity and develop new markets or products. Services such as product prototyping and business improvement consultancy help companies, large and small, to achieve their ambitions. We work with BT, Bombardier Aerospace, Nitronica, Canyon Europe, Red Raven and Coca-Cola to name but a few.

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) provides a range of courses to engage with the local community. In addition to the full-time and part-time courses offered at SERC we work with the local community, voluntary and statutory organisations to deliver taster courses in community centres, schools halls and clubs. Taster courses can be delivered at your local campus.

Returning to studies can assist individuals to:

  • Learn a new skill and develop new leisure interests
  • Reconnect with learning
  • Increase confidence
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Prepare to progress to formal courses
  • Gain qualifications missed out on first time around
  • Achieve skills and qualifications to enhance career prospects
Programmes taught in:
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Our aim is to help you improve your English language skills, make progress and achieve your aims. Learning English in an English-speaking country is ideal because it allo ... [+]

Our aim is to help you improve your English language skills, make progress and achieve your aims. Learning English in an English-speaking country is ideal because it allows you to perfect your skills quickly and easily with practice both inside and outside the classroom.

Our General English courses are designed to help students communicate successfully and confidently in real-life situations. Classes have an average of 12 students and ensures that every student receives personal attention from their teacher. Although classes focus on speaking and listening, students have the chance to practise all four skills, helping them reach their full potential. Grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation are integrated into the course with content and topics relevant to your language ability.... [-]

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This two year course is equivalent to the 1st Year of a degree programme. It is a production-based course for students who wish to develop skills in the performing arts. ... [+]

This two year course is equivalent to the 1st Year of a degree programme. It is a production-based course for students who wish to develop skills in the performing arts. The course is highly practical, but it also demands academic ability.

Accredited via Pearson, this two-year course has an emphasis on learning skills current to the performing arts industry with the aim of increasing your employability. It is a production-based course for students who wish to develop skills in the performing arts. The course is highly practical, but it also demands academic ability. We employ Project Based Learning (PBL) approaches giving you industry relevant experiential learning; preparing you for employment within the broad spectrum of the performing arts field. So, whether you’re looking to change job, return to work or boost your career prospects, the HND Performing Arts offers a higher education qualification for people of all ages and backgrounds.... [-]

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This course will provide you with skills in programming, networking, e-business, and computing in business. ... [+]

This course will provide you with the skills to prepare you for employment and further study within the computing industry.

This course will provide you with skills in programming, networking, e-business and computing in business.

Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for 17.5 hours per week. There are normally two assignments issued per module, with eight modules taken per year. Completion of Year 1 modules qualifies you for the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. Formative and summative feedback is issued on an individual basis to students for each assignment issued. All Merit and Distinction Grades are available to be achieved in both the first and second unit assignments. Exams are not currently used within the 70110 HND Computing and Systems Development Course.... [-]

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Foundation Year

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The HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The course aims to provide opportunities for electrical and electronic based ... [+]

This course will prepare you for employment or progression on to further study within engineering.

The HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The course aims to provide opportunities for electrical and electronic based engineers or technicians to achieve a Level 5, nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification. The learning experience is a combination of practical training, theoretical knowledge and e-learning. You will use a variety of industry standard hardware and software including electronic circuit simulation; printed circuit board development; industrial automation using Programmable Logic Controllers; and fault finding diagnosis using digital test equipment.... [-]

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The Foundation Degree in Applied and Medical Sciences aims to ensure that the evolving needs of the science sector are met, including laboratory-based training, theoretic ... [+]

The Foundation Degree prepares you for employment in the science industry and provides you with the opportunity to gain entry to relevant Degree programmes.

The Foundation Degree in Applied and Medical Sciences aims to ensure that the evolving needs of the science sector are met, including laboratory based training, theoretical knowledge and e-learning.

Weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Student workload usually includes 4 to 5 assessments (a combination of coursework and/or examination) per module. The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured placement within the science industry during the final year of the programme.... [-]

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This two-year full-time programme is awarded by Ulster University. It has been designed for people who are interested in a career in Architectural Technology and require ... [+]

The current course is currently under revalidation with the Ulster University. As such, the content of the programme may be subject to change to reflect current industry need and practice starting in September 2017. More detail will be available on successful completion of the revalidation process.

This two year full-time programme is awarded by Ulster University. It has been designed for people who are interested in a career in Architectural Technology and require a Foundation Degree to progress to higher academic qualifications and/or to enhance employment prospects.

The course focuses on the technical aspects of building design and construction. This includes the need for an innovative and sustainable design approach in terms of environment, economic and social impacts. Architectural Technologists develop the conceptual design through to construction ensuring buildings are well design and detailed, whilst functional and energy efficient.... [-]

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This Foundation Degree covers a range of IT related topics including computer systems, programming, database development with SQL Server, web technologies, mobile applica ... [+]

This Foundation Degree covers a range of IT related topics including computer systems, programming, database development with SQL Server, web technologies, mobile application development and software application testing. The Foundation Degree in Computing aims to develop industry current skills to ensure that the future needs of the IT sector are fully met. Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 17 hours per week per semester. Student workload usually includes 2 to 5 assessments (which may contain a combination of coursework, class tests, practical assessments and/or examination) per module. The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured work-based learning placement within the computing industry during the final year of the programme. The teaching team consists of highly qualified staff with valuable industrial experience. Our staff are regularly trained to keep up-to-date with the changing needs of industry.... [-]

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The Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management, validated by the Ulster University, has been developed to upskill and professionalise current and future business lead ... [+]

The Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management, validated by the Ulster University, has been developed to upskill and professionalise current and future business leaders.

The Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management, validated by Ulster University, has been developed to upskill and professionalise current and future business leaders. To ensure growth in the NI and Global economy, businesses need to increase competitiveness and differentiation on a World market. Top leadership and management talent are needed to create these opportunities for growth. This Foundation Degree has been developed in order to assist in the process of developing this talent and encouraging critical and analytical thinking in our future and current business leaders. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students may progress to the Ulster University BSc Hons Management and Leadership Development programme. Progression is via two bridging modules and entry into the final year.... [-]

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The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Mechatronic Engineering provides students with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electronic ... [+]

The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Mechatronic Engineering provides students with a broad-based engineering education in aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering.

Mechatronic Engineering is one of the more recently developed engineering disciplines. It combines mechanical engineering problem-solving and design skills with the expertise of digital electronics and computer systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics.

Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 17.5 hours per week per semester. Student workload usually includes 2 to 3 assessments (a combination of coursework and or/ examination) per module. The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured placement with an engineering company during the final year of the programme. ... [-]

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This programme validated by Ulster University combines knowledge and understanding of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, with the vocational training in these areas. This F ... [+]

This programme validated by Ulster University combines knowledge and understanding of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, with the vocational training in these areas.

This Foundation Degree is a recognised Higher Education qualification, allowing students to progress to BSc Hons courses or to obtain employment in the Tourism, Hospitality and/or Events sectors. This course offers exciting, modern and engaging content, embracing all three industries; it provides students with the opportunity to appreciate the symbiotic relationship that binds Tourism, Hospitality and Events, while simultaneously acquiring a balanced mix of academic and practical skills. The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured placement within Tourism, Hospitality and/or Events organisations during the final year of the programme. Placements can be undertaken locally, nationally or internationally.... [-]

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