A foundation degree and top-up BSc Hons in Transport and Supply Chain are now being offered at South West College in Northern Ireland, in a programme described as “the first of its kind”.

Delivered as a full-time or part-time course, the college said the programme had established strong links with industry and provided students with a core knowledge, as well as higher technical skills.

Upon successful completion of the foundation degree in transport and supply chain management programme, graduates can choose either to enter into employment or continue to study by applying for a place on the BSc programme.

South West College said the programme was validated by the Open University and could help employers upskill existing staff or recruit new apprentices.