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We pride ourselves in our collaborative approach and we work with a range of external stakeholders to ensure that we bring the very best services to our local community.

We nurture relationships with stakeholders and are open to new partnerships. We work with a range of partners including businesses, community groups, schools, universities and we work with others within the FE sector, among other external stakeholders.

Business Partnerships

We work closely with businesses to ensure that we keep our curriculum closely aligned with industry needs.

We provide a range of support services for businesses, all designed to Get Results. Services include Off-The-Shelf and Bespoke Training, Online Learning, R&D Services, Technical Mentoring, Access to Funding and Student Projects and Placements.

A wide range of clients such as Royal Mail, Bombardier, BT, Denroy, Canyon, Nitronica and Red Raven have used our services.

We have helped these businesses Get Results such as improving their quality, developing new products, entering new markets and generally become more innovative and profitable businesses.

Business Partners

School Partnership

We offer schools access to a wide range of vocational courses and to hundreds of experts to support their Entitlement Framework programme. We already work with 43 schools in Belfast, Bangor, Ballynahinch, Downpatrick, Newcastle and Newtownards.

This programme delivers, in close partnership with schools and the Area Learning Communities, vocational courses including BTEC Diploma in:

  • Sports
  • Beauty
  • Health & Social Care
  • Performing Arts
  • Business
  • Travel & Tourism
  • GCSE Construction
  • Engineering
  • Psychology

Mr Tom Armstrong, Principal of CBS Glen Road explains the value of this service:

“In my capacity as Principal of CBS Glen Road I am acutely aware of the backgrounds of all my students and the difficulties they face each day of their lives. It is therefore very heartening to know that the staff from SERC who have worked in our Entitlement Framework partnership have worked in both a professional and committed manner often beyond the call of duty to assist their students to achieve their results. It is with much hope that our partnership will move forward in an innovative manner.”

If you work for a school and would like to partner with us please contact:
Richard Armstrong: Tel: 028 9127 6800 | E-mail: rarmstrong@serc.ac.uk

Community Partnership

We have built our reputation as a trusted and respected part of our local community by delivering an industry focused curriculum.

We take our role within our local communities very seriously and we work with many partners to ensure that everyone has access to the very best quality education.

We provide a wide range of courses for adults in the community. We work with many community and statutory organisations to deliver courses in community centres, schools, halls and clubs.

Whether you want to develop a hobby to enhance your quality of life, or gain important qualifications and skills to improve your career prospects, we have a course for you. Everyone needs to improve their skills throughout life so that they can obtain work, earn more, change jobs, or achieve promotion. Many people missed out at school, but can improve their prospects by gaining new skills now.

Very often this can be done in an informal environment close to home. Classes take place in relaxed and informal surroundings and are made up of adults of all ages. You will find that tutors are friendly and helpful giving you individual attention, courses are set up in response to requests from community groups and can be facilitated at any time of the year.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Community Development Officers:
Fiona Neely - Tel: 028 92 677225 Ext 1808 | E-mail: fneely@serc.ac.uk

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All information correct at time of print.
Please note all courses are subject to funding and demand.
While we promote a wide number of courses not all are guaranteed to run.
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