West Highland College UHI has close links with our local secondary schools and we offer a range of courses individual to each school, mainly at SCQF levels 4 & 5 with some at SCQF Level 6. These are typically delivered in years 3-6 as part of the Highland Council delivery of the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence. Pupils will be able to access these by choosing form the selection available as part of their Column Choices discussions.
We currently have around 600 school pupils studying courses with the college. Some courses have classes with lecturers attending the school, some pupils utilise our state of the art facilities in local college centres to access courses such as Higher Psychology via VC and other pupils, studying specialist subjects such as Hairdressing or Construction, may come into our college centres to use specialist equipment.
It’s our aim to engage positively with even the youngest of our students to offer vocational pathways which have clear progression routes within the college. Ideally we will be able to complement the provision of the local High School in order to offer levels of further study and will allow our young people to realise their potential and gain employer recognised qualifications which will enhance their prospects within the job market,
The list of subjects available for delivery within each school is constantly being revised and extended – and can only be available subject to an appropriate level of demand. However, the list of courses offered over the current academic year will give you a flavour of what can be available and we would encourage you to contact us with any suggestions for further delivery or any questions you may have about what is available in your school.