South West College (SWC) have launched their Higher Education Information Hotline, a direct phone line that prospective students and parents can call to obtain information about the Colleges wide range of Higher Education courses.

Advice is on offer for HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Honours Degree Top-up courses that are validated by The Open University, Queens University, Ulster University and Pearson and delivered locally at the Colleges campuses across Cookstown, Dungannon, Enniskillen and Omagh.

Students and parents who would like tailored advice can call the hotline now on 028 822 55249.

Julie Kelly, Higher Education Development Co-ordinator at South West College, explains that the hotline is serviced by trained staff who will provide expert information on Higher Education courses, admissions criteria and fees as well as the range of support services that are available to all students.

“the Hotline is a one stop shop for all queries relating to applications, entry requirements, course overview and delivery, fees, student support and guidance.”

Julie Kelly, Higher Education Development Co-ordinator

The Hotline will provide prospective students with the information and advice tailored to them. There are many reasons why studying locally makes sense. As well as the extensive range of courses available to students on their doorstep, students are also attracted by the smaller class numbers in colleges compared to universities which results in greater interaction with the tutor.

In recent years Further and Higher Education Colleges have been credited with providing a more practical approach to learning, with strong employer links and a focus on work placements allowing for more employer led education. Further Education Colleges are also more affordable, with much lower tuition fees. Students also have the option to live at home, reducing the substantial living and maintenance costs that come with moving away.

To find out more about the benefits of Higher Education at South West College and to hear about the opportunities best suited for you, call the hotline on 028 822 55249 or visit our website at