Project Based Learning

Making learning more meaningful for our students

At South West College we see the need to make learning more meaningful for our students. In accordance with the review of the Further Education model by the Department for the Economy, Project Based Learning will play a critical role to implement this.

Project Based Learning helps make students more employable by providing them with real life projects that they can take into their future career journey improving vital soft skills and interview techniques.

Project Based Learning has now been implemented across all curriculum areas.

As part of the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas, students complete an additionality called Career Builder. This programme enables students complete to real life projects and work on their employability/study skills. On achievement of this qualification, students will gain UCAS points to help with university application.

Within the Traineeship qualification framework, students will complete the OCN NI Level 2 Transversal Skills qualification. Whilst completing this, students work in groups through a PBL project gaining vital employability and communication skills.

With this programme, students gain an additional 8 UCAS points through an OCN NI Qualification and have the opportunity to work with a live industry client. The level 2 Traineeships also intergrate PBL into their vocational studies.

Current Projects

Check out the current and recent projects our students have been working on

Get Involved

Become a life client so our students can solve problems or to request an industry workshop.

Project Based Learning Research

Check out our research into the importance of embedding Project Based Learning in the workplace

The four stage EPIC Model helps keeps projects on track