Dromore’s Harrison among those celebrating results

Harrison Hampton from Dromore.
Harrison Hampton from Dromore.

A Dromore student was among those at South Eastern Regional College to recently receive their Level 3 BTEC results.

The college celebrated as 157 students achieved the equivalent of three A grades or higher at A level; 61 achieved the equivalent of 3A* .

Among them was Manufacturing Engineering student Harrison Hampton from Dromore.

“I am over the moon I’ve got threedDistinction stars.,” he said.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at

SERC; I got the chance to work on projects for real businesses and my lecturers have been a great help over the past two years”. Harrison now plans to progress to university.

During his time at SERC he was shortlisted for the BTEC Learner of the Year 2015 awards and won a BEST award for his innovative slurry safety device.

Dr Michael Malone, SERC Director of Curriculum and Information Services said: “This level of success is a great testament to the high level of teaching and learning that goes on within the college.

“All students are to be congratulated as they all worked extremely hard throughout the year and I am delighted that all their hard work has paid off.

“We wish them every success in their future studies and careers.

“More students are opting for the BTEC National Diploma courses which are a three A-Level equivalent qualification that extends and deepens knowledge in specialist vocational areas such as Business, Construction, Mechanical Manufacture and Sport, to mention but a few.

“These qualifications prepare learners for employment in specific career sectors and also act as an entry requirement for university or other higher education qualifications.”

Students who study Level 3 Extended Diplomas can achieve a grade which is accepted by universities as an alternative to A levels.

Extended Diplomas give students the opportunity to study their chosen subject in greater depth, with more assessments being done through coursework, rather than exams, which can suit some students better.

SERC provides a range of full and part time courses designed to give students ‘the edge’ through industry projects and a range of work placements.

To find out more call 084 5 600 7555, visit www.serc.ac.uk or log onto Facebook and search: South Eastern Regional College.