Gateway to Skills and Education


Pick up qualifications that you missed at school, prepare for a Higher Education course or simply improve your skills for employment with our range of courses including Highers and National 5.

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College Certificate in Further Education (Short Course)

Not sure what you want to do with your future? Whether you're looking to change career or if you’ve just left school, this course lets you sample a range of different courses and gives you skills, qualifications and confidence to help you design your future.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • When? Apply by end of February 2021
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College Certificate in Further Education

This full-time course runs for the whole academic year from September to June. Designed to give you the opportunity to try the wide range of practical subjects that the college offers and gently but steadily build study and essential skills as you progress.

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Transition to Further Education

If you're still at school and interested any of our Gateway courses we'll create a personalised timetable with you to include the classes you are most interested in. If you need support for learning or think college isn’t for you then come and talk to us. You might be surprised by what we can offer.

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Transition to Higher Education

Do you need highers to pursue your chosen career or study path? Miss out on Highers at school and want another chance to achieve your ambitions? This full-time course gives you the chance to develop your dreams into definite career plans whatever they are and is an excellent way to prepare for higher education and future employment.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Do you want to learn to speak English or do you want to improve the Englsh you already have? This course could really help you whether you are a beginner or an improver. You will study reading, writing, listening and speaking so you can apply your growing knowledge of language in practical and relevant situations.

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Supported Learning Programme

If you have recognised support needs you can take part in creative and social activities, develop new skills and have the chance to meet with friends in a supportive setting. This course provides a positive environment where students with additional support needs can learn and achieve. Our classes are designed to enable and empower you to reach your full potential.

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