To be the provider of first choice for professional and technical education and training in the region – prized by individuals and employers.
To positively transform lives through meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences.
- Putting the learner first
- Working together to achieve more
- Striving for excellence
Southern Regional College is one of the largest education providers in Northern Ireland with approximately 10,000 students enrolled annually and over 900 members of staff.
Straddled between the two council areas of Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon and Newry, Mourne & Down in the southern part of NI, the College operates from 5 campuses in Armagh, Banbridge, Lurgan, Newry and Portadown, with community provision also offered across the region.
The courses at Southern Regional College cover almost all subject areas and include full-time and part-time academic and vocational qualifications at various levels for pre-16, post-16 and 19+ (adult) options. Programmes range from recreational hobby courses through to degree and master’s level qualifications, in addition to Apprenticeships at Further and Higher Level.
The learner is at the heart of everything we do. We provide a vibrant, inclusive and supportive learning environment, delivering first class education and training to positively transform lives through meaningful and enjoyable experiences. Our range of Matrix and Autism Accredited student support services are dedicated to helping students before, during and after their time at the College.
Following a £100m investment, the new landmark campuses in Armagh and Banbridge opened their doors in September 2020, each boasting cutting-edge facilities lead by experienced and skilled professional staff. The College is also progressing with innovative plans to expand the existing East campus in Newry.
In our bid to continue to build a strong educational future and focus, the College has established an impressive portfolio of industry links on local, regional, national and international scales. The Faculties within the College continue to nurture relationships with employers, public bodies, awarding bodies and the local area learning communities to ensure that the College’s provision remains relevant and inclusive.