Access to Higher Education

What is special about this course?

This full time course will give you the chance to study a combination of 3 subjects at Higher level (SCQF level 6) - an excellent way to prepare for higher education or future employment.

The course will be delivered in any of our ten college centres using blended learning: a combination of video conferencing and virtual learning environments.

Entry requirements

English at Intermediate 2, grade A or B and/or Standard Grade at credit 1 or 2, English National 5 or equivalent.

3 Highers at SCQF level 6:

  • English - a key qualification for entry into higher education and many other forms of study
  • Psychology - the scientific study of the mind and behaviour
  • Sociology - an understanding of society and our place in it

 3 core units

  • Developing Personal Effectiveness - Self-awareness, effective approaches to stress management, working effectively with others
  • Personal Finance Awareness - Personal budgets, sources and implications of borrowing, ways of saving
  • Guided Study - A chance to complete coursework and assignments under the guidance of a lecturer

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

34 Week

The course will last 34 weeks (the full academic year) and you will attend a college centre for 19 hours a week, although additional study in your own time will be required to complete the course successfully. 

The course will be delivered using blended learning: a combination of video conferencing and virtual learning environments.

Where can I study my course?

  • Auchtertyre
  • Broadford
  • Fort William
  • Gairloch
  • Kilchoan
  • Kinlochleven
  • Mallaig
  • Portree
  • Strontian
  • Ullapool

Start date

September

How much will my course cost?

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please contact your local college learning centre or Student Services for more information.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.

If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.

What funding can I apply for?

Students may qualify for bursary, EMA or childcare funding.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful students will be able to apply for other courses such as HNCs and Degree courses within West Highland College UHI or in other colleges or universities, or have a better chance of employment in their chosen field.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

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We are no longer taking applications for 2017/18

I want to start in 2018/19

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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