*Returning to Campus Update* 

We look forward to welcoming all our new and returning students to the College for the 2020/21 academic year. In light of COVID-19 we have implemented a number of changes to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone at the College. It is important that we respect and adhere to these new measures. Please practise social distancing and follow the one way traffic system around campus. We also encourage students and staff to wear face coverings in public spaces and to use hand sanitiser available at stations around each campus.

For more information please visit https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/covid-19-info or get in touch via email info@src.ac.uk or call 0300 123 1223.


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Access Diploma in Adult Learning


Access Diploma in Adult Learning Science

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Level 3
Mode of Study
Course Type
Further Education
Portadown Campus


Successful completion of the Access Diploma offers you the equivalence of five GCSEs (including Mathematics and English Language) at grade C and an A Level or Leaving Certificate tariff that will satisfy entry requirements to many Higher Education programmes.  Employers may not accept this qualification as an equivalence to GCSEs and A levels.


Students must be over 19 years old and have been out of full time education for at least one year. Whilst there are no set entry requirements, applicants will be required to demonstrate the required level of literacy and numeracy prior to being offered a place on the course.  Applicants without formal qualifications will be required to sit an initial assessment.


  • Accessing Basic Mathematics
  • Basic Communications
  • Communications
  • Accessing Mathematics
  • Practical Skills
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Level 3 Mathematics (Portadown only)
  • Biomedical Science (Armagh only)
  • Practical Chemical Analysis (Newry only)


Part-time: 1 day or 2 evenings per week for 2 years


This course equips learners with the necessary academic skills to succeed as undergraduates in most HE settings.  Students may progress into HE courses including Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Science and Engineering.


All full-time & part-time courses starting in September 2020 are open for applications.  Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


Newry (PT day and evening)

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Portadown (PT evening)   

Helen McAfee  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


Concession Fees may be available to students enrolling on Further Education courses who are in receipt of any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (net income below £14,000) Guaranteed Pension Credit / Housing Benefit (Rates Rebate) or Rate Relief/ Working Tax Credit (where household income is £16,190 or below/ In-come based Employment and Support Allowance Income Support/ In-come based Jobseekers Allowance/ Republic of Ireland means tested benefit. All exam/material fees must be paid in addition to the concession fee.

Registration, materials and certificate fees (subject to charge by the awarding body) are payable where shown at enrolment. All courses are subject to satisfactory enrolment numbers being achieved and sustained throughout the year. A student will be offered a refund of fees where a course is cancelled by the College or where a student does not attend their course of study. However, a £20 administrative fee will be imposed on a student who is unable to attend a course and does not give the College a minimum of 5 working days' notice before the course commences. A refund is not available to anyone who leaves a course after making one or more attendances.


Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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  • Course Code
  • Start Date
  • Day and Time
    Tues, Thurs
  • Weeks
  • Fees
    £426.00 (Course)
    £213.00 (Concession)
    £153.00 (Exam)
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