What you will get
SQA Units at SCQF Level 4
Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 4
This 22-week course is for Christmas Leavers and other learners who wish to develop the key personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors. The course has been designed to help learners progress into further education and/or employment and provides an ideal ‘taster’ of College life.
You will get the opportunity to undertake a range of units to give you a ‘taster’ of College life, focusing on key skills, qualities and attitudes that will help you to progress to a higher level course in the next academic session, or directly into employment.
Everything you need to know about applying for this course.
SQA Units at SCQF Level 4
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
Upon completion of this course you will have the opportunity to apply for SCQF level 4/5 courses.
“This course will benefit you in more ways than one and the lecturers are some of the best people you’ll get to meet.”
“NESCol was a stepping–stone for me. It was calm, the course was paced evenly and the support I got was phenomenal. There was always help available. It prepared us for progressing into 2nd year in RGU.”
“The lecturers are really helpful and understanding, and all of the people in my class get on really well.”
“This vocational route has allowed me to get a good balance between work and my social life, and have healthy finances!”
“College really helped me bridge the gap between being in relatively small classes at school and being in huge lectures at university.”
“NESCol is the place that restored my faith in the education system and I was very fortunate to form great relationships, making friends for life and learning from lecturers that could see my passion and believed in me!”
“I achieved things at NESCol both academically and personally that I didn’t think possible but with the help of lecturers and friends I made on the course, I feel I have grown as a person.”
“I enjoyed being a student at NESCol because, for the first time in my life, I had people that believed in me and I am now one step closer to my dream career that I never thought would happen.”
“The lecturers on the course were just brilliant and had so much valuable knowledge and experience to pass on.”
“NEScol is an enriching learning environment where staff go above and beyond to ensure you experience great learning and understanding and also support YOU as an individual, encouraging you work to your full potential and achieve great things.”
Please note: Course delivery – in response to Covid -19, courses may be delivered through a blend of campus-based classes and/or remote learning. Please check at time of booking. All classroom environments follow strict government social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors.
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If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.
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