COLLEGE NOTICE (Updated 11/06/21)


Newry West Campus remains closed for essential maintenance. Students have been advised of new room locations in the East campus. Visitors are advised to report to the East campus. If you have any queries in advance of your arrival, please call 0300 123 1223.


We strongly encourage all staff and students due to come onto College campuses over the next few months to take part in Lateral Flow Testing. Read more


In line with the Executive agreement, we have moved to Stage 4 of the Pathway out of Restrictions, which enables increased face-to-face teaching and the resumption of extracurricular activities. Your course tutor will advise of any changes to the delivery of your programme. College COVID-19 safety measures remain in place including the mandatory wearing of face coverings. Thank you for helping to keep our College safe.


Learning Resource Centres are open for students unable to access online lessons from home. Student Services and limited canteen facilities are also available. Student queries should be directed to Course Co-ordinators. General queries should be emailed to


Information from the Examination Regulator on the awarding of examinations/assessments is available at

History of the College

History of the College

Southern Regional College is the largest Further and Higher Education College outside of Belfast in Northern Ireland. We have a total of six campuses across the counties of Armagh and Down located in the towns of Armagh, Banbridge, Kilkeel, Lurgan, Newry & Portadown.

Southern Regional College is steeped in history, with some of our predecessor Colleges dating back some 100 years. Southern Regional College was formed in August 2007 when Armagh College, Newry & Kilkeel Institute and Upper Bann Institute merged. Previous to these establishments, were the ‘Tech’s’ located at the various sites, which have seen many generations through their doors, from grandmother to mother and daughter educated at our campuses.

Covering two district councils, Southern Regional College offers first class education and training and an exciting learning environment for Further and Higher Education. We have recently opened two brand new campuses at Armagh and Banbridge, following a £55m investment in our estates.

We offer courses from recreational hobby courses through to Degree and Master’s level qualifications. Our courses are offered both on a full-time and part-time basis. We also provide Apprenticeship Training programmes at Further and Higher Level, tutoring students in skills prized by employers.

At Southern Regional College we are confident that we can offer students qualifications which provide clear progression pathways which are relevant for the workplace. We currently cater for approximately 32,000 students each year and have in excess of 900 members of staff.

We are an award-winning College, a centre of excellence for teaching and learning and can offer students an intellectually and socially stimulating environment. We hope we can welcome you to Southern Regional College soon.