Fancy a career change? Try NWRC

Maureen McHenry returns to NWRC to check out the new range of courses available to students this year. Pictured with Goretti Horgan Lecturer Social Science UU, NWRC Lecturer Martina Donald and Campus Manager Norah Canny. inbm36-15 s

Maureen McHenry returns to NWRC to check out the new range of courses available to students this year. Pictured with Goretti Horgan Lecturer Social Science UU, NWRC Lecturer Martina Donald and Campus Manager Norah Canny. inbm36-15 s

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If you’ve been contemplating a career change, have a burning ambition to be your own boss, or been searching for a new skill, now is the time to start your journey towards fulfilling those goals.

North West Regional College is now enrolling for part-time courses at its Limavady, Derry~Londonderry and Strabane campuses.

For those who’ve been away from education for some time, returning with NWRC often exceeds their expectations with state-of-the-art learning facilities, expert and supportive lecturing staff across the curriculum, and opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else.

Courses will be commencing in the coming weeks and places are filling up quickly.

There’s never been a better time to become an NWRC student, given the opportunities that the College is now providing. Across all course areas, students can make the most of the expertise and resources within the College to enhance their skills and gain qualifications and practical experience that employers are looking for. With short introductory programmes through to Higher Education and professional development courses, those who wish to improve their qualifications or develop a new skill will find something to suit.

Our lecturers bring their industry experience to the course subjects they teach, and students of all ages are welcomed into a learning environment designed to help them achieve. A number of staff this year picked up regional and national accolades recognising the innovative teaching and their dedication to providing the best experience possible for their students.

In fact, many of this year’s award winning students attribute their success to that support received from their lecturers, the practical nature of studying at NWRC, and the fact they enjoy the NWRC experience. The college now offers blended learning options that help students fit their studies around their home and work commitments and reduced fees are available to those who are in receipt of a range of benefits.

The Course Guide is now available to view online at www.nwrc.ac.uk/parttime, providing details of the hundreds of part-time courses on offer at the College’s main campuses. The College offers special reduced fees for those who receiving specific benefits, to make its courses as accessible as possible to those on all levels of income. Those claiming the reduced fee are reminded to bring their benefit evidence when enrolling.

You can enrol at any of the College campuses, or if paying the full fee, by phone. A limited number of full-time places remain also at this time. For a modern learning environment, supportive staff and fantastic opportunities, look no further than North West Regional College. Call 028 7127 6000 or visit www.nwrc.ac.uk for more details.

From Access to PhD with NWRC: “I immediately felt that this would be a very friendly and supportive environment to return to education,” said Maureen McHenry about her decision to enrol on the Access Diploma at NWRC’s Limavady Campus, “I must admit I really enjoyed the whole learning experience but equally I really enjoyed the social aspect. The students and lecturers were just great and the team spirit was immense, in which everyone helped and encouraged each other.”

Maureen used her Access qualification to gain a place on the BSc in Environmental Science at Ulster University, and went on to gain first class honours. Maureen is now in the final stages of completing PhD in Glaciology at UU.

“The course provided a really sound basis to develop new skills which gave me the encouragement to go ahead and enrol for the degree. With each step from Diploma to Degree to PhD, I found I have developed significantly in terms of confidence and I would definitely recommend enrolling for the Diploma to anyone.”

Maureen is just one of hundreds of former students who reignited a passion for learning with a part-time course at NWRC. You can aim higher with NWRC too: www.nwrc.ac.uk/parttime.