Southern Regional College currently works with 25 schools as part of the School Partnerships Programme. The programme has 1,400 pupils from the four Area Learning Communities of Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry.
Area Learning Communities provide a real opportunity to develop the Entitlement Framework, individually and collectively, for delivery of education on an area basis. Schools have a shared responsibility for the delivery of the Entitlement Framework for all of the young people in an area.
A growing number of schools are now engaged with SRC in innovative and creative approaches to collaborative working. There are currently four ALCs established across the Southern Education and Library Board area within which schools and the College is working to increase the range of courses for pupils in the local area.
As part of the School Partnership Programme, pupils from local schools attend Southern Regional College to study a range of vocational and academic programmes from Countryside and Environment; Childcare; Hair and Beauty; Computing; Engineering and Construction; Plumbing; Electrical; Media; Catering; Travel and Tourism. These programmes range from Occupational Studies to BTECs and A-Levels.