Restart Education

The course is for adults who have been out of full-time education for at least 1 year. The focus of the course is on improving Literacy and Numeracy skills as well as giving an introduction to Science.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10672
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards, Ballynahinch, Holywood, Newcastle
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Access to HE

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills that are required for the Level 3 University Access course or for progression to Level 2 and Level 3 courses within the College.

We understand how daunting it can be to come back to education and we want to help you take that first step. Our approach is student centred and we are confident that we will be able to support and inspire you to learn and achieve, regardless of the challenges you face.

 Subject may include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • ICT
  • IT Skills 
  • Study Skills
  • Wellbeing and Resilience

You want to acquire a fresh start in education. Whether you want to retrain, change careers or transform your skills, we are happy to help you regardless of your circumstances or educational background.



Subject may include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • ICT
  • IT Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Wellbeing and Resilience

How our Restart Education programme allows you to get a solid foundation of knowledge while also gaining a positive experience of learning in a way that is inviting and supportive.

 The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills that are required for progression to Level 2 and Level 3 courses within the College.

Whether you want to retrain, change careers or transform your skills, we are happy to help you regardless of your circumstances or educational background.



Alternative Years

You are viewing the 2023/24 version of this course, it is also available in the following years:

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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