SERC has extensive experience in managing Erasmus+, British Council and aid-funded projects across the globe. Their Project Management expertise is recognised through a series of regular audits and system checks. We also work collaboratively with the 5 other Colleges in Northern Ireland to deliver capacity-building projects at scale.
SERC, as a Non Departmental Public Body, considers Value for Money (VfM)as an integral element of managing its annual budget and has adopted the requirements of Managing Public Money NI (MPMNI). This is the Management Statement and Financial Memorandum with the Department for the Economy and Procurement Guidance Notes to ensure VfM is achieved. Our pricing model is based upon 3 E’s: Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness.
SERC staff are dedicated to continuous professional development and by undertaking an international project can share best practices, learn from other educational and professional organisations which helps to improve our curriculum, student outcomes and ensure that SERC remains at the forefront of further education in the UK.
Curriculum Development, Premier Energy, PakistanThursday 21 July 2022
In January 2017, Premier Energy, a solar energy manufacturing and installation company in Lahore, Pakistan, identified a need for a suitably qualified skilled workforce to address an urgent skills gap in the solar/renewable energy market. They were keen to introduce a high-quality training institute which was affiliated with an UK Awarding Body to improve the technical expertise of staff to meet these industrial demands in Pakistan.
SERC delivered technical, teacher, skills and customer service training as well as Assessor and Internal Verifier training and training on how to set up a Quality Management System. SERC delivered further training on training centre management and the logistics of how to set up sector specific skills workshops. In addition, the College supported Premier Energy to seek international centre approval with an UK Awarding Body and ensure that relevant systems were in place.
In March 2018, SERC and Premier Energy were joint winners of the British Council Skills and Employability Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in the award category for “Innovation”.