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        Your future is created
        by what you do today,
        not tomorrow.
       Robert T. Kiyosaki
       American Businessman and Author
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    Contents                                                                                                    Find Your
    Principal’s Welcome                                         04        Money Matters                   24    Art and Design                                              36        Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy                            112
    Reasons to Aim Higher                                       06        Your Career Starts Here         26    Business and Administration                                 44        Hospitality and Tourism                                    120
    Campus Facilities                                           08        Qualifications Explained        28    Care and Health                                             56        Media, Multimedia and Journalism                           124
    Your Student Experience                                     10        UCAS Tariff Points Conversion   29    Computing and IT                                            74        Music and Performing Arts                                  132
    Sport and Events                                            12        How to Apply                    30    Construction and Built Environment                          80        Science                                                    138
    Information for Parents                                     14        Associate Student Status        32    Early Years (Childcare)                                     88        Sport                                                      146
    Meet our Students                                           16        Find Your Course                34    Engineering                                                 98
    Mature Learners                                             18        Get in Touch                    150
    Supporting Your Study                                       20

                                                                                                                Reasonable adjustments on course delivery. For details see page 150
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           Higher Education in this city
           and region is vitally important
           to our socio-economic

           On average more than 1,000 people are involved                 We need more of our young people to look
           in Full-Time and Part-Time Higher Education at                 at the local Higher Education option at North
           our College.                                                   West Regional College. We can only build the
                                                                          economy we all aspire to through developing and
           The breadth of study is outlined in this publication           maintaining our skills base in this city and region.
           with an emphasis on Foundation Degrees, Higher
           Level Apprenticeships (Earn While You Learn),                  Therefore I would ask Parents, Principals and
           Higher National Diplomas / Certificates and                    Careers Teachers to encourage our young people
           Professional qualifications.                                   to consider the ‘near to home’ option for their
                                                                          Higher Education choice.
           We also have a strong Access provision that
           provides a pathway into Higher Education for                   Let us work together to help make more and
           mature adults.                                                 better jobs for our people.

           These two year degree programmes provide an
           immediate entry into key areas where there are
           jobs, such as Computing, Business, Engineering
           and the Health Sector. They will also allow you to
           complete a BSc or BA Degree with ‘top up’                      Leo Murphy
           at your own pace.                                              Principal and Chief Executive

                                                                                            of students would
                                                        More than                        recommend
                                                                                           NWRC to a friend*
                                                       students across
                                                         5 campuses

    *NWRC Student Survey, 2019
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                                                                                  Level Courses                                 Flexible                                 Work
                                                                                  on your doorstep                               Study                                Placements
                                                                 Celebrate                                                      Options                                   to enhance your
                                                              your success with                                                  perfect for                                employability
                                                                 our annual                                                     working adults

                                                              Graduation                              Lower
                                                                                                     Tuition Fees
                                                                 Ceremony                             than University

                                                                                                                                           Study up to
           Standard                                                                                                                      Degree
                facilities                                                                                                                Level
                                                       Smaller                                                                               with us*
                                                      Class Sizes
                                                        than university mean
                                                          more one-to-one


                                    employers are
                                     looking for
                                                                                                       progress to University
                                                                                                            every year

    *BSC (Hons) Early Childhood Care, Health & Education
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     Campus                                                                £17m+
                                                                            invested in                           More than

     Facilities                                                               College Facilities
                                                                                  since 2015                   10,000
                                                                                                                 students across
                                                                                                                   5 campuses

    Derry~Londonderry                                                     Limavady
    Strand Road                                                           Main Street
    Our largest campus, conveniently located only 10 mins                 Providing learning and training to the Limavady borough
    by foot from the city centre, boasts industry-standard,               for more than 100 years, this modern Campus includes:
    cutting-edge facilities to support your learning.
                                                                          •   Veterinary nursing lab
    Facilities on campus include:                                         •   Hair and Beauty salons*
                                                                          •   Garnett’s fine-dining restaurant*
    •   Gym and Fitness Suite                                             •   Art and Design wing and creative studios
    •   Art and Design studios                                            •   Sport and fitness testing lab
    •   170-seat performance theatre                                      •   Health science laboratory
    •   Dance studio                                                      •   IT and multimedia suites
    •   Music recording studio                                            •   Library and Learning Resource Centre
                                                                                                                                        Veterinary Nursing Lab
    •   TV production studio
    •   Photographic studio
                                                                          This state-of-the-art training facility features the latest
    •   News and Radio station
                                                                          equipment and technology for courses in Engineering,
    •   Multimedia suites with the latest industry software               Construction, Wood Occupations, Brickwork, Tiling
    •   The Flying Clipper fine-dining restaurant, cafés                  and Motor Vehicle Maintenance.
        and barista bar*
    •   Hair and Beauty salons*                                           Our Product Design Centre - the first of its kind in the
    •   Fully-equipped Science, ICT                                       North West - helps entrepreneurs create new products.
        and Engineering Labs
    •   Library and Learning Resource Centre                              Strabane
    •   Open access Careers Academy                                       Derry Road
    •   Innovation Centres – Foodovation and DIAL (Design                 Located centrally, in the heart of the town, Strabane
        Innovation for Assisted Living)                                   Campus offers first rate teaching in a listed traditional
                                                                          building supported by an additional extension and
    Springtown                                                            refurbished with modern facilities, which include:
    We are currently completing a multi-million-pound                                                                                   Science Labs                 Hair & Beauty Salons
    redevelopment of our Springtown campus following                      •   Hair and Beauty salons*
    investment from the Department for the Economy (DfE).                 •   Vocational training workshops
                                                                          •   Fully resourced IT suite and classrooms
    This funding will result in a vibrant, new state-of-the-art           •   Library and Learning Resource Centre
    learning environment for Apprenticeships and Training in              •   Students’ Union
    areas such as:

                                                                                   Book a Campus Tour
    •   Electrical engineering
    •   Motor vehicle maintenance and repair
    •   Plumbing                                                                   Find out more
    •   Joinery                                                                    nwrc.ac.uk/campus
    •   Brickwork
    •   Fabrication and welding

                                                                                                                                        Foyle Theatre                Motor Vehicle Workshops

    *Our Cafés, Restaurants and Hair & Beauty salons are open to the public.
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                                                                                                              Become a
                                                                                                                                                     Car Parking
                                                                                                          Student                                     at Foyleside East
                                                                                                      Ambassador                                          Car Park

                                                                                                           and earn freebies
                                                                                                            plus lots more!                                               Financial
                                                                                                                                                                           available to fund
                                                                                                                                                                             your studies

     Multi-million Pound Facilities                                        Competitions

     We have invested millions of pounds in state-of-the-art               Boost your CV by competing in competitions
     facilities, resources and recreational areas to deliver a             on a local, national and international scale.
     dynamic and modern learning experience.
     Our facilities include:                                               College life is very different to school. Our students                                                                              discount for students
     •   Veterinary Lab                                                    love the relaxed, diverse and welcoming atmosphere.                                                                                 at our Hair & Beauty
     •   Hairdressing and Beauty Salons                                    We will treat you with respect and support, and                                                                                            Salons
     •   Fine-Dining Restaurants and Cafés                                 encourage you to become more independent.
     •   170-seat Performance Theatre
     •   Music Recording Studios                                           Clubs and Societies
     •   High Definition TV and Radio Studio                               Get the most out of College life by taking part in the
     •   Art and Design Studios                                            different events, clubs and societies organised by our
     •   Library and Learning Resource Centre                              Students’ Union. You can also enjoy fantastic benefits,
     •   Gym and Sports Fitness Testing Lab                                such as discounts on travel and shopping!
     •   Motor Vehicle Repair Workshops
     •   Science Labs                                                      And don’t forget our amazing concerts, exhibitions,
     •   Innovation Centres                                                shows and sports.

     Visit us on Open Day or book a campus tour to explore                 Find out more:
     our facilities. Contact marketing@nwrc.ac.uk                          nwrc.ac.uk/student-union

     Expert Staff
     Our lecturers are industry experts and our support staff
     are friendly and compassionate.
                                                                                   Watch videos about College life
                                                                                                                                     & Restaurants
     Improve your Job Prospects                                                                                                        open to the
     Our accredited courses help you to develop the skills
     and knowledge employers are looking for.

     Gain valuable work experience which will prepare you for
     the world of work. Many courses also give you the option
     to work and study abroad!
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      Sport                                                                                               Free
      & Events                                                                                            Gym

     Life at NWRC is about so much                                         Show-stopping Events
     more than just studying. It is also                                   As a NWRC student you’ll have the opportunity to attend
                                                                           or take part in exciting events and activities across our
     about broadening your horizons by
                                                                           campuses, which are designed to enhance your student
     embracing new experiences and                                         experience. Take a break from your studies, catch up with
     building friendships right across                                     friends, or just sample the NWRC entertainment scene.
     the College.
                                                                           From masterclasses to fashion shows, photography
                                                                           exhibitions to live concerts, there’s always something to
     Clubs and Societies                                                   see and do outside of the classroom.
     A fantastic way to make the most of your time at NWRC
     is to join one (or more!) of the many clubs and societies             Freshers’ Day
     that the College has to offer. Our Clubs and Societies are            Freshers’ Day is an amazing opportunity for you to find
     all 100% free so there’s no reason not to get involved.               out about the best of what our College has to offer! Come
                                                                           along to meet Student Services, your Students’ Union
     If you can’t find a society that floats your boat, then why           team and to take part in lots of fun, interactive activities.
     not set up your own? All you need are a number of                     And don’t forget to grab yourself some freebies too!
     like-minded people to help you run it, then simply contact
     us and we will sort out the rest.                                     Live Shows and Performances
                                                                           Live performances from our Music and Performing
     Sports Clubs                                                          Arts students always get top billing. In recent years our
     If you’re feeling sporty we offer a wide range of sporting            students have delivered a number of live performances in
     activities through our Students’ Union. From football to              our Foyle Theatre, including Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs,
     martial arts, basketball to outdoor pursuits, we’ve got               Shaun of the Dead and The Big Lebowski.
     plenty to keep you busy!
                                                                           Exciting Showcases and Competitions
     The College also has a fully-equipped gym (located at                 We frequently deliver popular showcases in Hair & Beauty,
     Strand Rd campus) which is free for all NWRC students.                Art & Design and Hospitality, with competitions on-going
                                                                           throughout the year. Students studying a vocational
     Our students often compete in local, national and                     course also have the opportunity to battle it out for the
     international competitions in sports such as swimming,                chance to represent the College in local, regional and
     judo, karate, pool, ten-pin bowling and many more.                    International Worldskills competitions.

     Elite Athlete Scheme                                                  Masterclasses
     Our Elite Athlete Scheme is a financial initiative established        We host successful masterclasses throughout the year,
     to reward the sporting achievements of our most talented              giving students the opportunity to learn from leading
     sportsmen and women. Selected winners receive a                       professionals and influencers. Those we have welcomed
     monetary bursary along with additional training support               to the College in recent years include Louis Walsh (Former
     and advice from the College’s Sports Department.                      X-Factor Judge), Martin O’Neill (Former ROI Football
                                                                           Manager) and Patrick Cutliffe (Google).
     Each applicant is presented with an O’Neills NWRC
     sports kit and continue to play a full part in sport at the
     College by participating in various competitions and                          Find out more
     championships.                                                                nwrc.ac.uk/student-union
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                                                                           Progress Coaches                             Lower Tuition Fees
      Information                                                          Our Progress Coaches will assist             Students studying Higher Education
                                                                           students throughout their time at            at NWRC can expect significantly
      for Parents                                                          the College. They work closely
                                                                           with students to monitor and help
                                                                                                                        lower tuition fees than university,
                                                                                                                        allowing them to live close to home
                                                                           improve attendance, while also               and reduce travel and maintenance
                                                                           liaising with Personal Tutors to             costs. The College also offers a
     We know just how                                                      ensure students are progressing in           comprehensive package of financial
     important it is for your                                              their respective courses.                    options to help support students
     child to have a smooth                                                                                             during their study.
     transition from school                                                Work Experience
     to college and for you                                                We actively prepare our students             Quality Teaching
     to be a part of that                                                  for the world of work from day               Many of our lecturers continue to
                                                                           one. Our courses are designed to             work as industry professionals and
     process.                                                              provide learners with the skills and         offer extensive knowledge and
                                                                           knowledge employers want.                    experience of their specialist area.
     We are fully committed to ensuring
     that your child has access to all                                     Many of our courses include work             Students receive more teaching
     the specialist support they need                                      experience, which provides students          hours with NWRC than on most
     to help them successfully achieve                                     with the opportunity to apply the            traditional university courses. Our
     their qualifications at North West                                    skills they have developed in class          classes are also much smaller which
     Regional College.                                                     to a real work setting.                      allows us to offer an exceptional
                                                                                                                        level of one-to-one support they
     Personal Tutor                                                        Industry Links                               wouldn’t get anywhere else.
     All full-time students are allocated                                  We have excellent links with local,
     a dedicated Personal Tutor, who will                                  national and international employers                  Get in touch
     monitor their progress throughout                                     who provide students with valuable                    info@nwrc.ac.uk
     their course, providing tailored                                      work placement opportunities,
                                                                           masterclasses and site visits.                        Find out more
     support and guidance to enable
     them to achieve their full potential.

        Our Personal Tutors offer
        a range of support services
        to our students while they
        study with us, including:

        Careers Support
        We deliver a wide range of
        bespoke programmes and
        interactive workshops to help
        students plan their education
        around a clear career path.

        Learning Support
        Our Learning Link team
        provides additional support,
        guidance and resources to
        students with any learning,
        physical or mental health

        Student Services
        The team can provide advice
        and guidance on a wide range
        of areas, including EMA, Bus
        Passes and Financial Support.
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      Meet our                                                             “I absolutely loved my time at
      Students                                                             NWRC. The support I received
                                                                           from all of the lecturers was
                                                                           unbelievable, they were always
                                                                           there for me and pushed me to
                                                                           my full potential.”

                                                                           VANESSA CANNING
                                                                           BTEC LEVEL 5 HND IN HAIR AND BEAUTY

                                                                                                                 “I work for a Housing Association
                                                                                                                 and this course has allowed me to
                                                                                                                 develop more skills and progress
                                                                                                                 my knowledge in the world of
                                                                                                                 Property Services.”

                                                                                                                 DEIRDRE SHARKEY
                                                                                                                 BTEC LEVEL 4 HNC IN CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                                                 AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

           “My Foundation Degree gave me
           the skills and confidence I needed
           to change careers. Now I am
           working as a Software Developer
           with AE Global.”

                                                                                                                                                            “I applied for a Higher Level
                                                                                                                                                            Apprenticeship as I thought it was
                                                                                                                                                            a great opportunity to gain work
                                                                                                                                                            experience and get paid while
                                                                                                                                                            studying towards a qualification.
                                                                                                                                                            There is only so much you can
                                                                                                                                                            learn from a textbook.”

                                                                                                                                                            REBEKAH GLEN
                                                                                                                                                            HIGHER LEVEL APPRENTICESHIP
                                                                                                                                                            IN ACCOUNTANCY
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     We welcome applications from                                          Accreditation of Prior Experiential
     students, regardless of what stage                                    Learning (APEL)
     of the education journey they might                                   If you don’t have traditional A-Level / GCSE qualifications,
                                                                           we can take into account the knowledge and skills you
     be on. It’s never to late to learn
                                                                           have gained through work as a foundation for study in
     something new.                                                        higher education.

                                                                           This includes learning gained through:
     Learning has no age limit
     Returning to education a little later in life can seem
                                                                           •   Life and work experiences (paid and voluntary)
     daunting, but at NWRC extensive support is available to
                                                                           •   Community-based learning
     build your confidence and help you feel prepared.
                                                                           •   Workplace learning and training
                                                                           •   Continuing professional development
     For many adults, the decision to return to education is
                                                                           •   Independent learning
     life-changing, opening up new career prospects and
     employment opportunities. Many are returning to college
                                                                           APEL Advisor
     after a break in their education, some are looking to retrain
                                                                           You will be assigned to an APEL Adviser will support you
     for a new career, while others are trying to make the most
                                                                           through the process by introducing you to the relevant
     out of opportunities they may not have had when they
                                                                           guidelines, building your confidence as a learner through
     were younger. We believe that education is for everyone,
                                                                           identifying your strengths and skills, and by advising you
     regardless of age.
                                                                           on how to prepare your portfolio of evidence of learning.

     Every year the number of mature students attending
                                                                           To schedule an appointment with an APEL Advisor in your
     Higher Education Colleges and Universities continues to
                                                                           subject area, contact our Quality Enhancement Unit:
     grow. We value the diverse experience and life skills that
     mature students bring to our College community.

     The First Step
     Our staff are experienced in offering advice to mature
     learners whose qualifications don’t fit with our usual
     admission requirements. Contact our dedicated Careers
     or Admissions Team to discuss the flexible options we
     have available to you.                                                       “I have always had an interest in                                   Receive a College
                                                                                  journalism but it was an itch I never                                bursary of up to

     Admissions: admissions@nwrc.ac.uk
                                                                                  scratched. I always had this feeling
     Careers Academy: careers@nwrc.ac.uk
                                                                                  that I had missed out, so I decided
                                                                                  to go back to College. The course
                                                                                  fits right around the kids’ schedule
                                                                                  and my part-time job.

                                                                                  I would say to anyone who was
                                                                                  like me and is still sitting on the
                                                                                  fence that anything is possible.
                                                                                  The opportunity is always there,
                                                                                  you just have to go for it!”

                                                                                  CIARAN LOCKHART
                                                                                  NCTJ DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM

                                                                                                                                          *Full-Time Higher Education students only. Criteria applies
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      Your Study
     Throughout your student journey,                                      Student Services                                                Careers Service NI
     you will have access to our full range                                Student Services is made up of seven key support                CareersService NI works in partnership with our Careers
                                                                           areas: the Careers Academy, Student Finance, Library,           Academy. For details visit careersserviceni.com or call
     of support services, including careers
                                                                           Students’ Union, Learning Link, Health & Wellbeing              0300 200 7820.
     advice, mentoring, advice on finance                                  and Safeguarding.
     and academic matters, professional                                                                                                    College Counselling
     development, events and more.                                         The Student Services team are your main source of               Our Student Services staff are trained to provide a
                                                                           information, support and guidance. If you are concerned         confidential Listening Ear Service. Our Safeguarding
                                                                           about your studies or are experiencing personal issues          Officer will also be able to advise and if needed refer
                                                                           you can talk to us in a safe and confidential setting.          you to a GP or Inspire Counsellor. Counselling Services
                                                                                                                                           at NWRC are provided in association with Inspire
                                                                           Tel: 028 7127 6045 (Strand Road / Strabane campus)              Student Wellbeing.
                                                                                028 7127 8770 (Limavady campus)
                                                                                                                                           Tel: 028 7127 6096 / 8709
                                                                           Student Finance                                                 Email: counselling@nwrc.ac.uk
                                                                           Our Student Finance team provides students with advice
                                                                           and guidance on funding options available to support            Students’ Union
                                                                           them during their studies.                                      The Students’ Union is made up of students of varying
                                                                                                                                           courses, age and gender, who support the general welfare
                                                                           This includes bursaries, grants, student loans, tuition         of all students. It is the main channel of communication
                                                                           fees and other financial help. Student Finance is also          between students and College management, and
                                                                           responsible for the administration of the Hardship Fund,        organises a range of events and societies for students
                                                                           EMA, Care to Learn, Higher Education Bursary, the               throughout the year.
                                                                           distribution of Further Education Award cheques and
                                                                           Higher Education registrations.                                 A Students’ Union President and class representatives
                                                                                                                                           are elected at the beginning of each academic year.
                                                                           Tel: 028 7127 6033
                                                                           Email: studentfinance@nwrc.ac.uk                                The Students’ Union helps to organise Clubs & Societies,
                                                                                                                                           Freshers’ Week, Student Socials, Fundraising, European
                                                                           Careers Academy                                                 Travel, External Collaboration, Sporting Activities and
                                                                           Our award-winning Careers Academy delivers a wide               Team Building. Union members also enjoy NUS-USI
                                                                           range of bespoke programmes and interactive workshops           benefits such as travel and shopping discounts.
                                                                           tailored to the student’s needs. We strive to close
                                                                           the gaps to support students to creatively meet their
                                                                           employment and higher education potential through the
                                                                           innovative development of soft and hard skills.

                                                                           We provide careers information, advice and guidance
                                                                           before you apply and throughout your time at the college.
                                                                           We also provide you with information and guidance on
                                                                           how best to progress after course completion.

                                                                           Tel: 028 7127 6111 / 6112 / 6500 / 6541 / 8784
                                                                           Email: careers@nwrc.ac.uk
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                                                                           Learning Support                                                                                                                    Safeguarding
                                                                           Do you have a learning difficulty or disability that may                                                                            We are committed to the promotion of a caring supportive
                                                                           affect the way you participate in your course? This can                                                                             environment where staff and students can work together
                                                                           also include medical conditions and mental health issues.                                                                           in an atmosphere of mutual respect, so that each and
                                                                           The Learning Link team can create a plan tailored to your                                                                           every student can achieve their full potential. To protect
                                                                           individual needs. All queries are treated in confidence.                                                                            our young people, adolescents and adults at risk of
                                                                           We encourage you to contact us early to ensure that we                                                                              harm or in need of protection we must take a collective
                                                                           can meet your needs.                                                                                                                approach and shared responsibility. Our vision is achieved
                                                                                                                                                                                                               with the cooperation of all staff at various professional
                                                                           While we will endeavour at all times to meet the needs of
                                                                                                                                           Library                                                             levels across all academic departments, within our
                                                                                                                                           The College has a library on the three main campuses
                                                                           students with learning difficulties and disabilities, parents                                                                       support services and throughout our wider community.
                                                                                                                                           which provides:
                                                                           / carers and other stakeholders must accept that there
                                                                           may be occasions when the College provision is unable to                                                                            Tel: 028 7127 6096 / 8709
                                                                                                                                           • Access to books, journals and newspapers
                                                                           address the needs of the student.                                                                                                   Email: safeguarding@nwrc.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                           • Access to digital / online resources, available
                                                                           Liaison with Tutors                                               remotely 24/7
                                                                           • Reasonable Adjustment recommendations                         • Study Pods                                                        Widening Access and Participation
                                                                           • Examination Access Arrangements (e.g. extra time)             • Study space and access to PCs                                     Our aim is to improve well-being for everyone by
                                                                                                                                           • Library Guide on Student Portal – with links to                   providing academic pathways which are economically
                                                                           Human Support                                                     resources and Information Skills information                      viable and lead to employment. The collaboration with the
                                                                           • Note Takers, Mentors, Campus Assistants                                                                                           Universities is allowing ‘Access’ to Higher Education for
                                                                                                                                           • Printing, including colour and photocopying
                                                                           • Sign Language Interpreters                                                                                                        adults who were previously made redundant, or change
                                                                                                                                           • College-wide online catalogue to search for books                 career direction, the unemployed or those who hadn’t
                                                                                                                                           • Stationery for sale                                               considered progressing in education to access both Full
                                                                           Equipment Loan
                                                                           • Laptops                                                       • Evening opening until 8pm, Tue-Thu (Strand Road)                  and Part-time education allowing them to rethink their
                                                                           • Dictaphones                                                   • Expert guidance and assistance from helpful staff                 educational pathway.
                                                                           • Specialist Software and Equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Our Careers Academy has an inclusive ethos supporting
                                                                                                                                           Equality                                                            the Widening Access and Participation Plan and ‘Access
                                                                           Study Skills
                                                                                                                                           The College promotes equality of opportunity among all              to Success’ with the Widening Access and Participation
                                                                           • Organisation
                                                                                                                                           of our staff and students. We actively seek opportunities           Officer working with disadvantaged communities and
                                                                           • Time Management and Planning
                                                                                                                                           to promote equality between the recognised groups with              delivering the ‘Inspire’ programme.
                                                                           • Proof Reading
                                                                                                                                           a view to having an inclusive environment where everyone
                                                                           • Revision and Exam Techniques
                                                                                                                                           feels welcome.                                                      Scholarships and Erasmus Funded Programmes
                                                                           Tel: 028 7127 6024                                                                                                                  We also support a Widening Access and Participation
                                                                                                                                           The College has been proactive in the area of equality and          Bursary which is a scholarship aimed at Full-Time Higher
                                                                           Email: learninglink@nwrc.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                           will continue to explore ways of facilitating all students to       Education students which helps with the cost of tuition
                                                                                                                                           maximise their learning experience.                                 fees from those from under-represented backgrounds.


                                                                                                                                                                                                               In addition, we also offer a number of other significant
                                                                                                                                           The Special Educational Needs and Disability (NI) Order             Erasmus funded programmes. We understand that being
                                                                                                                                           2005) (SENDO) came into effect on 1st September 2005.               involved in international projects can enhance innovation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Research shows that student mobilities increase life
                                                                                                                                           The principle behind the further and higher education               experience of travel, which can greatly enhance learning.
                                                                                                                                           sections of this legislation is that people with disabilities
                                                                   of students surveyed said                                               should have the same opportunities as others to benefit
                                                                   the support they received                                               wherever possible from whatever education or other                          Find out more
                                                                     helped them progress
                                                                         in their course*
                                                                                                            Get help with                  related provision is available.                                             nwrc.ac.uk/studentservices

                                                                                                          Tuition Costs                    The College welcomes calls via Relay.
                                                                                                            Ask about our Wider
                                                                                                           Access and Participation
                                                                                                                HE Bursary

     *NWRC Student Survey, 2019
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      Money                                                                                                                                                                                   Lower
      Matters                                                                                                                                                                              Tuition Fees
                                                                                                                                                                                             than University

     With significantly lower tuition                                      Part-Time Higher Education Courses                            Student Loans and Grants
     fees compared to university many                                      The College offers a fee payment instalment plan for
                                                                           students who enrol on a part-time Higher Education            Maintenance Grant
     students are choosing to study                                        course on or before 4th October 2021.                         UK students studying Higher Education
     Higher Education at North West                                                                                                      courses may apply for a non-repayable means-tested
     Regional College, allowing them to                                    If your total fee is more than £200 you may pay a deposit     Maintenance Grant. You also have the option of applying
     live close to home and reduce travel                                  and the required balance in instalments as outlined below.    for a Maintenance Loan, to assist with living costs and
     and maintenance costs.                                                                                                              Tuition Fee Loan, to cover the cost of your tuition fees.
                                                                           Tuition        Minimum         Maximum        Minimum
                                                                           Fee            Deposit         Number of      Monthly         You will need to complete a PN1 form which is avail online
     Tuition Fees                                                                         Payable         Instalments    Direct Debit    by visiting studentfinanceni.co.uk.
                                                                           Less than
     Full-Time Study                                                       or equal       Full fee payable at time of enrolment          NWRC College Bursary
     Fees for full-time Higher Education courses are                       to £200                                                       Full-Time Higher Education students with a household
     £2,500* per annum.                                                                                                                                                                                  Childcare
                                                                                                                                         income of less than £19,203* may be eligible for an
                                                                           £201 - £400    £100            3              £50                                                                             Full-time students may be eligible for assistance with
                                                                                                                                         NWRC College bursary of up to £500 per academic year
     Part-Time Study                                                       More than                                                                                                                     childcare costs, for registered child-minders only, including
                                                                                                                                         (subject to assessment).
     Part-Time tuition fees and concessionary rates can vary.                             25%             4              £50                                                                             crèches, nurseries etc. For more information contact
     Please visit nwrc.ac.uk/parttime for more information or                                                                                                                                            Student Services.
                                                                                                                                         For more details contact Student Finance:
     contact our Finance Department on 028 7127 6388.                      Note: Anyone wishing to pay by instalments must set up a      studentfinance@nwrc.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Care to Learn
                                                                           Direct Debit. Payments will be debited on or about the 5th
                                                                                                                                                                                                         This support scheme is available to students aged
     Payment of Tuition Fees                                               of each month, commencing the month after enrolment.          EU / Republic of Ireland Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                         between 16-20 years old, where you could receive full
                                                                                                                                         EU students may apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover
                                                                                                                                                                                                         support for your registered childcare whilst you come to
     Full-Time Higher Education Courses                                    Non-Payment of Tuition Fees                                   the costs of their HE tuition fees. You can download a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         College to study. Apply at Student Services.
     Students who have applied for a Tuition Fee Loan must                 Failure to pay the required Tuition Fees may result in one    EU21N form online: gov.uk/student-finance-forms
     provide a letter from the Student Loan Company (SLC)                  or more of the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Useful Contacts
     confirming that an application for a Tuition Fee Loan has                                                                           Republic of Ireland students can also apply for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Education Authorities
     been received. You will be liable for payment of the full fee         • You may be withdrawn from your course                       Maintenance Grant via Student Universal Support Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Western Region, 028 8241 1411
     if this letter is not provided.                                       • You may not be able to sit exams for any NWRC               (SUSI). For details visit: susi.ie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Northern Region, 028 2565 3333
                                                                             course you are enrolled on
     If you have not received funding for your tuition fees                                                                              Students in receipt of benefits, should contact their
                                                                           • You may not be able to access any College facilities                                                                        Student Finance Advisors
     from the SLC then your fee must be paid on enrolment                                                                                local Welfare Office for eligibility information on Back to
                                                                             or our computer network                                                                                                     Student Finance NI, 0300 100 0077
     however, Direct Debit / instalment arrangements are                                                                                 Education Allowance.
                                                                           • You may not be able to progress to the next year of
     available for students to pay their fees on a monthly basis,            your course, or enrol on an alternative NWRC course                                                                         Strand Road Campus, 028 7127 6010
     no more than 4 monthly payment/instalments. These will                                                                              Hardship Fund
                                                                           • Your name will not be included on any pass or                                                                               Limavady Campus, 028 7127 8770
     begin on the 15th (or nearest working day) of the month                                                                             (Non-repayable means-tested fund)
                                                                             graduation list We will aim to recover all outstanding                                                                      Strabane Campus, 028 7127 6033
     following the date of enrolment.                                                                                                    The College may provide help to students with evidence
                                                                             money that is owed to the College.
                                                                                                                                         of financial hardship via the College Hardship Fund. UK         Email: studentfinance@nwrc.ac.uk
     Students who wish to avail of the Direct Debit / Instalment                                                                         Students who are aged 18+ may be eligible to help with
                                                                           Additional Fees
     facility must pay an initial deposit of at least £400 on                                                                            costs such as fees, maintenance, travel, accommodation,
     enrolment with the remaining balance being paid over a                • Graduation - If attending Graduation, students will be      books and materials.
     maximum of 4 instalments. Fees must be paid in full on                  required to pay a £50 attendance fee.                                                                                             Hoping to progress from
     or before 26th February 2022.                                         • Access Courses - Students undertaking a university          All Hardship Fund applicants should previously have                   NWRC to University?
                                                                             Access course will be required to pay an exam or            applied to their local Education Authority in the first
                                                                             registration fee. For UU Access full-time students                                                                                If you choose a HND or Foundation Degree with us
             Get in touch                                                    the fee will be in the region of £250, whilst the fee for                                                                         with a view to progressing to Degree study, it will be
             studentfinance@nwrc.ac.uk                                       Queens (QUB) Access full-time for Health and Welfare                                                                              your responsibility to check if you will be eligible for
                                                                                                                                         Application forms are available from Student Services.
                                                                             will be £150. Fees for part-time students will be                                                                                 additional funding at that College or university.
                                                                                                                                         Contact hardshipfund@nwrc.ac.uk
             Find out more
                                                                             included in their tuition fee.
             nwrc.ac.uk/higher-education                                                                                                                                                                       Check with your local Education Authority.

     *Subject to change
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      Your Career
      Starts Here
     Our Careers Academy delivers                                          Workshops
     bespoke programmes and interactive                                    • CV Writing
     workshops tailored to meet the needs                                  • Interview Skills
     of the student and help them reach                                    • UCAS Registration
     their employment potential.                                           • Team-working Skills
                                                                           • Personal Statement Writing
                                                                           • Further Education Funding
     Career Programmes
                                                                           • Higher Education Funding
     Together with our team of Career Advisors and support
     staff we aim to support students in their educational                 • Progression
     journey and help them meet their employment potential.                • Presentation Skills for Zoom / Online Interviews
                                                                           • Budgeting - Money Matters
     Programmes are personalised to ensure progression                     • Introduction to Mental Health Mindset
     through activities that are appropriate to students
                                                                           • BeReady suite of Employability modules
     at different stages of career learning, planning and
     development. The careers programme includes careers                   • MMI’s (Multiple Mini Interviews)
     education sessions, career guidance activities (group                 • 6 C’s of Nursing
     work and individual), information and research activities.            • Inspire Employability Programme

     A high quality careers education and guidance
     programme is crucial in helping young people emerge                           Get in touch
     from college, university or training well-rounded and                         careers@nwrc.ac.uk
     ready for the world of work.
                                                                                   Find out more

                                                                                                                                               Award-Winning Careers Support

                                                                                                                                Careers Education & Guidance Award              Careers Impact Strategy Award
                                                                                                                                     Association of Colleges Beacon                   The Education Awards 2020
                                                                                                                                            Awards 2018/19

                                                                                                                                       Inspiring Talent Award                           Matrix Quality Mark
                                                                                                                                       Irish News Workplace and                   For excellence in careers provision,
                                                                                                                                       Employment Awards 2019                     employability, advice and guidance.
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     With such a wide range of                                             Higher National Diploma (HND)                                  UK Qualifications
                                                                           A Level 5 qualification that is equivalent to the second
     qualifications to choose from, it can
                                                                           year of a degree programme. A HND is a work-related
     be difficult to decide which is the                                   course provided by further and higher education colleges.
                                                                                                                                                BTEC Level 3                        BTEC Level 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Access Diploma                           A Levels
                                                                                                                                              Extended Diploma                        Diploma
     right option for you. So we’ve put                                    After completing a HND you can often progress straight
     together the following guide to help                                  into year two or final year of a university degree course.        Grade          UCAS Tariff        Grade           UCAS Tariff        % Pass         UCAS Tariff        Grade          UCAS Tariff
                                                                                                                                             Profile          Points           Profile           Points           Grade            Points                            Points
     you understand what each one offers.
                                                                           Higher National Certificate (HNC)
                                                                                                                                              D*D*D*            168                D*D*                 112         75+              144                 A*               56
                                                                           A Level 4 qualification that is equivalent to the first year
     Foundation Degree                                                     of a degree course. A HNC takes one year to complete               D*D*D             160                D*D                  104        70 - 74           132                 A                48
     A Level 5 qualification, which combines college study                 full-time, or two years part-time. After completing a HNC,
     with work-based learning. After completing a Foundation               you can progress to a Higher National Diploma (HND).                  D*DD           152                DD                   96         65 - 69           120                 B                40
     Degree you can usually progress directly into year two or
     final year of a Level 6 degree programme at university.               Honours Degree (Hons)                                                 DDD            144                DM                   80         60 - 64           108                 C                32
                                                                           A Level 6 qualification. An honours degree is a
                                                                                                                                                 DDM            128                MM                   64         55 - 59            96                 D                24
     A Foundation Degree can be completed full-time over                   distinguished type of undergraduate degree programme.
     two years or 3 years part-time.                                       It requires extra modules/units to be studied, often in the           DMM            112                PM                   48         50 - 54            84                 E                16
                                                                           form of a dissertation.
     Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA)                                                                                                        MMM               96                 PP                   32         45 - 49            72                 -                -
     A work-based programme, which offers the opportunity to               We currently offer a BSc (Hons) in Early Childhood Care,
     gain quality training and a recognised higher qualification           Health and Education, which provides learners with a full             MMP            80                  -                    -         41 - 44            60                 -                -
     while in paid employment. Upon completion, you will have              recognised degree. This course is delivered in partnership
                                                                                                                                                 MPP            64                  -                    -           40               48                 -                -
     gained a Foundation Degree qualification and two or three             with Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT).
     years of industry experience.                                                                                                               PPP            48                  -                    -            -                -                 -                -

     The aim of a HLA is to improve business practice by                           Find out more
                                                                                   nwrc.ac.uk/careers                                     KEY:     D = Distinction     M = Merit        P = Pass
     developing a skilled and experienced workforce.

                                                                                                                                          ROI Qualifications
                                                                                                                                                                     Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher and Ordinary) UCAS and CAO points

                                                                                                                                            2017 New Tariff          UCAS Points             CAO Points         2017 New Tariff            UCAS Points           CAO Points
                                                                                                                                               at Higher               [Higher]               [Higher]            at Ordinary               [Ordinary]            [Ordinary]

                                                                                                                                                   H1                     36                       100                    -                     -                     -

                                                                                                                                                   H2                     30                       88                     -                     -                     -

                                                                                                                                                   H3                     24                       77                     -                     -                     -

                                                                                                                                                   H4                     18                       66                     -                     -                     -

                                                                                                                                                   H5                     12                       56                     01                   12                    56

                                                                                                                                                   H6                     9                        46                     02                   10                    46

                                                                                                                                                   H7                     -                        37                     03                    8                    46

                                                                                                                                                   H8                     -                         -                     04                    6                    37

                                                                                                                                                       -                  -                         -                     05                    -                     -

                                                                                                                                                       -                  -                         -                     06                    -                     -

                                                                                                                                          For more information on course entry requirements or to view ILC equivalences
                                                                                                                                          prior to 2017, contact our Careers Academy: careers@nwrc.ac.uk
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      How to                                                                   1                                          2
      Apply                                                                  BROWSE                                    CLICK
                                                                           OUR COURSES                             APPLY ONLINE
     To apply for a Full-Time course you
     must be 16 years of age or over on
     or before 1st July in year of entry.

     Please note, we operate a first come, first served
     application process, so apply today!

     Need help with your application?
                                                                                                   5                                                                         4
     Applying for a course at NWRC is easy. Our Student
     Services team are available to guide you through the
     application process. If you would like help completing
     your application, contact 028 7127 6045.

                                                                                           LOG INYOUR
                                                                                                  OR                                                            COMPLETE
     If you experience technical issues while completing your
     online application or require an alternative format, please
                                                                                         REGISTER A NEW                                                         THE ONLINE
     contact our Admissions Team on 028 7127 6000 or email
                                                                                           ACCOUNT                                                             APPLICATION
                                                                                             ONLINE                                                               FORM
     Accreditation of Prior Experiential
                                                                                         *EMAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED
     Learning (APEL)
     APEL is a process through which the learning you have
     gained from experience can be counted towards entry
     onto courses. For more information about the APEL
     process see page 18 or visit nwrc.ac.uk/apply

     International Students                                                     5                                         6
     The College welcomes applications from international
     students. Find out more: nwrc.ac.uk/international

                                                                                                                   ATTEND YOUR
     Terms and Conditions                                                  TRACK YOUR
                                                                                                                   INTERVIEW OR
     Students are required to comply with the College’s Terms

     and Conditions. It is important that you read the terms
     carefully and understand them before applying, accepting
     your offer.                                                             ONLINE
                                                                                                                     *IF APPLICABLE
     Find out more: nwrc.ac.uk/terms

             Apply Online

                                                      Study up to
                                                     Level                   ACCEPT           ENROL                                                                  START
                                                          with us          YOUR OFFER         WITH US                                                               COLLEGE
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      Student Status
     Ulster University                                                     Queen’s University Belfast
     NWRC is a partner college of Ulster University. When                  All students studying a validated Early Years course have
     you study on a validated course, you are officially an                associate student status of the Queen’s University Belfast.
     Associate Student of Ulster University.                               This allows access to the Queen’s University Belfast
                                                                           libraries and state-of-the-art facilities.
     You can access a wide range of Ulster resources
     and facilities, designed to enhance your learning                     Students on the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood
     experience. You will be issued with an Ulster University              Studies and HND Advanced Practice in Work with
     associate student card (if you attached a photograph to               Children and Families can gain entry into degree
     your registration) which will allow you to use University             programmes at Stranmillis College (Queen’s University).
     services including the Library and the Sports Centre.
                                                                           Letterkenny Institute of Technology
     Find out more:
                                                                           Students on the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood
                                                                           Studies or HND in Advanced Practice in Work with
                                                                           Children and Families can gain advanced entry into
     Sport Centre and Fitness Suite                                        Year 3 of the BSc (Hons) in Early Childhood Care, Health
     Ulster University’s Sport Centres at Coleraine,                       and Education as students of Letterkenny Institute of
     Jordanstown and Magee campus have great fitness                       Technology (LYIT) with associate student status at North
     suites and a range of classes to help you be active.                  West Regional College.

     For more information visit: ulster.ac.uk/sport

                                                                              Progression Opportunities
                                                                              Early Years graduates have can pursue professional
     As an Associate Student you will be able to:
                                                                              qualifications in careers such as: Primary Teaching,
                                                                              Special Needs Teaching, Play therapist, Speech
     • Consult Library books in any of the University’s four
                                                                              therapist, Occupational therapy, Health Promotion,
       libraries in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown or Magee.
                                                                              Social Work and Psychology.
     • Borrow books
     • Request access to electronic journals

     For more information visit: ulster.ac.uk/library
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      Find Your
     Art and Design                                                36

     Business and Administration                                   44

     Care and Health                                               56

     Computing and IT                                              74

     Construction and Built Environment                            80

     Early Years (Childcare)                                       88

     Engineering                                                   98

     Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy                           112

     Hospitality and Tourism                                   120

     Media, Multimedia and Journalism                          124

     Music and Performing Arts                                 132

     Science                                                   138

     Sport                                                     146

      Course Symbol Key

                 Interview                    Audition

                 Work Placement               Portfolio

                 Information                  APEL (see page 18)

                 AccessNI Check               Associate
                                              Student Status
                                              (see page 32)
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     Art &

                                                                                     Art and Design
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Art and Design
                 Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate
                 Art and Design (Graphic Design)
                 (Subject to validation)

                                                              Course Overview                            ROI: 32 UCAS points and 4 OLCs
                   Course Code                                The purpose of this course is to           subjects at Leaving Cert (Grade 04
                   603/0908/8                                 develop students as professional,          or above) which must include Art,
                   Campus                                     self- reflecting individuals who meet      English and Maths.
                   Limavady                                   the needs of employers within the          -----
                                                              Graphic design industries. The course
                   Study Mode                                                                            Entry is subject to a successful
                                                              is designed to equip students with
                   Full-Time                                                                             interview, where you will be asked
                                                              art and design skills, knowledge and
                                                                                                         to bring along a portfolio of your
                   Length of Study                            understanding, providing students
                                                                                                         existing work.
                   1 Year                                     with the skills to communicate their
                                                              ideas and creative output through
                   Awarding Body                                                                         We also welcome applications
                                                              visual, written and oral presentations
                   Pearson BTEC                                                                          from mature students who will be
                                                              with a focus on Graphic Design
                                                                                                         considered individually based on
                   Course Contact                             practices.
                                                                                                         experience rather than qualifications.
                   Gaenor Speer
                   028 7127 8761                              Mentored by experienced, practicing
                   gaenor.speer@nwrc.ac.uk                    tutors you will develop a portfolio
                                                                                                         100% Coursework. Assessments are
                   Non-term time                              covering traditional print, digital
                                                                                                         portfolio based and include written
                   Admissions Office                          print, advertising, illustration
                                                                                                         assignments, critiques, presentations
                   (028) 7127 6000                            and typography. This course will
                                                                                                         and group work.
                                                              encourage learning in a stimulating
                   Progression                                and supportive environment and you
                                                                                                         Eight units of study will be introduced
                                                              will have the opportunity to work on
                                                                                                         throughout the year. All units must
                                                              live briefs.
                                                                                                         be completed, six are core and two
                                                                                                         are from the list of optional units that
                                                              Core Modules
                                                                                                         curriculum staff will select.
                                                              • Techniques and Processes
                                                              • Typography
                                                                                                         Further Study
                                                              • Graphic Design Practices
                                                                                                         Students completing their BTEC
                                                              • Professional Development
                                                                                                         Higher Nationals will be aiming to
                                                              • Contextual Studies
                                                                                                         progress to a HND Level 5 in Graphic
                                                              • Individual Project (Pearson Set)
                                                                                                         Design or into Year 2 at University level
                                                                                                         (This will depend on performance at
                                                              Entry Requirements
                                                                                                         interview stage) or into employment
                                                              UK: 32 UCAS points at A level (must
                                                                                                         within the Graphic Design Industries.
                                                              include Art or Art related subject)
                                                              together with 4 GCSEs (Grade C
                                                                                                         Your Future Career
                                                              or above) to include Art, Maths and
                                                                                                         Graphic Design Agencies, Illustration,
                                                              English (Level 2 Essential Skills in
                                                                                                         Teaching or Freelance/Self-Employed
                                                              Numeracy and Literacy will also be
                                                                                                         Graphic Designer.
                                                              accepted); OR Level 3 Extended
                                                              Diploma in Art and Design, Level 3
                                                              Art and Design Foundation Diploma
                                                              or equivalent Level 3 qualification.

                     FOR COURSE SYMBOL KEY SEE PAGE 34                                             Higher level study    Employment       University     Apply Online: nwrc.ac.uk/higher-education         028 7127 6000
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Art and Design
                 Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate
                 Art and Design (Arts Practice)

                                                              Course Overview                             Core Modules                                Assessment
                   Course Code                                This course offers you as a student         • Professional Development                  100% Coursework. You will be
                   603/0908/8                                 the opportunity to experience               • Contextual Studies                        assessed on four units in Year 1 and
                   Campus                                     aspects of 2D and 3D Art and Design         • Individual Project                        four in Year 2. Depending on the units
                   Limavady                                   disciplines with a focus on drawing,        • Techniques and Processes                  of study some will be assessed at the
                                                              painting, sculpture, print, digital         • Media Practices                           end of each semester (17week period)
                   Study Mode
                                                              media, contextual referencing and           • Material Practices                        and some will be long and thin and run
                                                              professional practice,(commonly                                                         throughout the two semesters.
                   Length of Study                            know as Fine Art disciplines).              Optional Modules
                   2 Years                                                                                • 3D Practices                              Assessment is made up of practical
                                                              You will be offered the chance to           • Printmaking                               work, sketchbooks, testing and
                   Awarding Body
                                                              develop a personal visual language                                                      academic writings. You will be required
                   Pearson BTEC
                                                              through experimentation with                Entry Requirements                          to submit a copy of the work online in
                   Course Contact                             processes, materials and ideas and          UK: 32 UCAS points at A-Level               a digital format to assist with internal
                   Gaenor Speer                               will be encouraged to develop your          (must include Art or an Art related         and external marking.
                   028 7127 8761                              own personal visual language within         subject) together with 4 GCSEs (Grade
                   gaenor.speer@nwrc.ac.uk                    art and design.                             C or above) to include Art, Maths           Further Study
                   Non-term time                                                                          and English (Level 2 Essential Skills       On successful completion of the HNC
                   Admissions Office                          You will be taught through a                in Numeracy and Literacy will also          students can progress to the Level 5
                   (028) 7127 6000                            combination of studio based practical       be accepted); OR Level 3 Extended           HND in Art and Design (Art Practice)
                                                              workshops and lecturers over one            Diploma in Art and Design, Level 3 Art      at NWRC or can apply to a relevant
                   Progression                                day in College but will be required         and Design Foundation Diploma or            degree programme at university with
                                                              to undertake independent study              equivalent Level 3 qualification.           exceptions from Year 1 in some cases.
                                                              outside of college on a weekly basis
                                                              developing ideas and techniques.            ROI: 32 UCAS points and 4 OLCs              Note: University places would be
                                                                                                          subjects at Leaving Cert (Grade 04          subject to students meeting certain
                                                              Building on previous experience in Art      or above) which must include Art,           criteria during interview.
                                                              and Design the course is designed to        English and Maths.
                                                              deepen students knowledge across a          -----                                       Your Future Career
                                                              broad vocational and academic base.                                                     Successful completion of the course
                                                                                                          We also welcome applications
                                                                                                                                                      will enhance your opportunities
                                                                                                          from mature students who will be
                                                                                                                                                      to develop as a professional artist
                                                                                                          considered individually based on
                                                              Eight modules will be taught over                                                       accepting private commissions and
                                                                                                          experience rather than qualifications.
                                                              the two years. Optional modules are                                                     engaging in Gallery exhibitions, work
                                                              subject to change due to curriculum                                                     for local arts centres or work within
                                                                                                          All students must attend for interview
                                                              delivery and staffing.                                                                  the education sector.
                                                                                                          and present a portfolio of work to A2
                                                                                                          standard, demonstrating aptitude and
                                                                                                          suitability to the course.

                     FOR COURSE SYMBOL KEY SEE PAGE 34                                              Higher level study   Employment      University                                                Apply Online: nwrc.ac.uk/higher-education         028 7127 6000
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Art and Design
                 Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma                                                                                         Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma
                 Art and Design (Arts Practice)                                                                                                       Art and Design (Textiles)

                                                              Course Overview                            Numeracy and Literacy will also be                                       Course Overview                              Entry Requirements
                   Course Code                                This course offers you the opportunity     accepted); OR Level 3 Extended                Course Code                This is an intensive 2 year course           UK: 32 UCAS points at A-Level (must
                   603/0909/X                                 to experience a range of Art Practices     Diploma in Art and Design; Level 3            603/0909/X                 offering the opportunity to experience       include Art or Art related subject)
                   Campus                                     with a focus on Contemporary Fine          Art and Design Foundation Diploma;            Campus                     a wide range of textile practices and        together with 4 GCSEs (Grade C
                   Derry~Londonderry                          Art, offering the chance to develop        or equivalent Level 3 qualification.          Derry~Londonderry          design skills through exploration            or above) to include Art, Maths and
                                                              a personal visual language through                                                                                  and experimentation with textile             English (Level 2 Essential Skills in
                   Study Mode                                 exploration and experimentation with       ROI: 32 UCAS points and 4 OLCs                Study Mode                 processes, materials and ideas.              Numeracy and Literacy will also be
                   Full-Time                                  processes, materials and ideas. The        subjects at Leaving Cert (Grade 04            Full-Time                                                               accepted); OR Level 3 Extended
                   Length of Study                            course will expose you to some of          or above) which must include Art,             Length of Study            The first year of the course                 Diploma in Art and Design, Level 3
                   2 Years                                    the most contemporary practices in         English and Maths.                            2 Years                    encourages you to explore a variety          Art and Design Foundation Diploma
                                                              Fine Art including digital multimedia      -----                                                                    of textile processes, including printed      or equivalent Level 3 qualification;
                   Awarding Body                              and installation work and will provide     You will be required to present a             Awarding Body              and embellished textiles, weave and
                   Pearson BTEC                               opportunities for you to exhibit your      portfolio of work to A2 standard,             Pearson BTEC               multi-media textiles before more             ROI: 32 UCAS points and 4 OLCs
                   Course Contact                             work to the public.                        demonstrating your suitability and            Course Contact             specialist work in second year where         subjects at Leaving Cert (Grade 04
                   Anne Bryce                                                                            aptitude for this course at interview.        Mary Harrigan              you will refine ideas during design          or above) which must include Art,
                   028 7127 6582                              The course will support both                                                             028 7127 6584              development and textile processes            English and Maths.
                   anne.bryce@nwrc.ac.uk                      intellectual and practical skills          Minimum age for entry will normally           mary.harrigan@nwrc.ac.uk   in order to produce more resolved            -----
                                                              development in a stimulating and           be 18, which may be waived in                                            design outcomes.
                   Non-term time                                                                                                                       Non-term time                                                           A portfolio of work demonstrating
                                                              friendly environment, offering an          exceptional cases.
                   Admissions Office                                                                                                                   Admissions Office                                                       your suitability and aptitude for
                                                              introduction to the subject area                                                                                    The course is intended to provide
                   (028) 7127 6000                                                                                                                     (028) 7127 6000                                                         this course must be presented at
                                                              via a mandatory core of learning           Assessment                                                               you with a framework to support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               interview. Minimum age for entry will
                   Progression                                as well as selected optional units.        100% Coursework. Throughout the               Progression                you to develop in-depth knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               normally be 18, which may be waived
                                                              We will encourage you to develop           course you will be required to reflect                                   and skills associated with this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in exceptional cases.
                                                              as a professional self-reflective          and evaluate your own personal and                                       specialist subject. It will encourage
                                                              individual who will be able to meet the    professional practice in the form of                                     both practical and intellectual skills
                                                              demands of the creative industries         written submissions.                                                     in a stimulating and supportive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               100% Coursework. Assessment
                                                              sector.                                                                                                             environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               is at the end of each unit of study
                                                                                                         Assessment is based upon individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               throughout the year and will be based
                                                              Core Modules                               submission of practical work,                                            You will be introduced to a wide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               upon research work, practical work
                                                              • Professional Development                 sketchbooks, presentations and                                           range of research techniques and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and presentations
                                                              • Contextual Studies                       written assignments / reports.                                           creative exploration that underpins
                                                              • Individual Project (Pearson set)                                                                                  textile design.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Further Study
                                                              • Techniques and Processes                 Further Study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               When you complete the course,
                                                              • Media Practices                          On completion of the course you                                          Core Modules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               you may be able to progress into
                                                              • Material Practices                       can to progress into a relevant                                          • Contextual Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a relevant degree programme at
                                                              • Professional Practice                    degree programme at university                                           • Individual Project (Pearson Set)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               university with exemptions from Year
                                                              • Applied Practice Collaborative           with exemption of Year 1 and 2 in                                        • Techniques and Processes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1 and Year 2 in some cases, or seek
                                                                project (Pearson set)                    some cases, or seek employment                                           • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               employment opportunities in this field.
                                                              • Advanced Art Practice Studies            opportunities in this field.                                             • Fashion and Textiles Practices
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Professional Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Your Future Career
                                                              Entry Requirements                         Your Future Career                                                       • Applied Practice Collaborative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Textile Designer; Print Designer;
                                                              UK: 32 UCAS points at A-Level (must        Professional Practicing Artist; Gallery                                    Project (Pearson Set)                      Textile Technician; Small Business
                                                              include Art or Art related subject)        Assistant / Curator; Education /                                         • Professional Development                   Enterprise; Retail Buyer; Visual
                                                              together with 4 GCSEs (Grade C             Teaching; Studio Assistant working                                       • Advanced Textile Studies                   Merchandiser; Creative industries;
                                                              or above) to include Art, Maths and        within the Creative Industries.
                                                              English (Level 2 Essential Skills in

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Business and Administration
                              OCR Level 4 Higher Diploma
                              Administrative Procedures with ICT

                                                                           Course Overview                                Entry Requirements
                                Course Code                                This course will provide you with              UK: 32 UCAS Points and GCSE
                                601/1943/3                                 the knowledge and understanding                (Grade C or above) in English;
                                Campus                                     to undertake a range of complex
                                Derry~Londonderry                          administration tasks. The learning             ROI: Level 5 standard qualification
                                                                           experience is designed to develop              in a relevant subject area and OLC
                                Study Mode
                                                                           supervisory skills through practical           English (Grade 04 or above) .
                                Full-Time or Part-Time
                                                                           senior and supervisory activities in a         -----
                                Length of Study                            realistic working environment in the           Mature students, with relevant
                                1 Year (Full-Time)                         College setting.                               industry experience, may also be
                                2 Years (Part-Time)                                                                       accepted subject to interview.
                                                                           This vocational qualification also
                                Additional Fees
                                                                           provides the qualifications necessary          Interview Required.
                                OCR Registration Fee: £186
                                                                           to apply for employment as an
                                LCCI WP Level 3 Fee: £55
                                                                           executive/personal administrator in            Work Placement
                                Awarding Body                              the public or private sector.                  There may be an opportunity for
                                Oxford Cambridge and RSA
                                                                                                                          work experience in the second
                                (OCR)                                      Students are assessed by College-              semester which provides a practical
                                Course Contact                             based OCR assignments. There                   insight into career possibilities in
                                Anne Marie Scullion                        may be an opportunity for work                 administration.
                                028 7127 6104                              experience in the second semester
                                annmarie.scullion@nwrc.ac.uk               which provides a practical insight into        Further Study
                                                                           career possibilities in administration.        Progression opportunities exist with
                                Non-term time
                                                                                                                          other HE institutions. Also there are
                                Admissions Office                          Applicants can apply directly to               opportunities to undertake either
                                (028) 7127 6000                            employment in PA, Executive                    Computerised Accounts or Word
                                Progression                                supervisor roles with relevant                 Processing qualifications as part of
                                                                           experience.                                    the programme.

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