SCQF Level 3
Access and Continuing Education

Course Overview

This one-year course is aimed at school leavers aged 16+ who received additional support at school or did not attend well, who would like to improve their basic work skills and develop confidence. This course includes first-hand experience in a work environment, and you will participate in a two-week work placement. Options include hospitality, practical skills for working outdoors or creative industries.

This course will allow you to develop group and teamwork skills as well as prepare you for further study whilst enhancing your confidence.  


What You Will Learn

SCQF Level 3 Units may include: 

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Enterprise Skills
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Rural Skills
  • Art and Design 
  • Vocational skills in your chosen area (Hospitality, Practical Skills for Working Outdoors or Creative Industries) 


Placement Information

  • You will participate in a two-week work experience placement and can volunteer, with support, in a small group in the local community as part of this course. 

Entry Requirements
  • There are no formal entry qualifications.
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be continually assessed through classroom-based and practical assessments. 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
You will be invited to attend a meeting to ensure this is the correct course for you. 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • This course will prepare you for further study or training at level 4
  • Many further study courses taught at Edinburgh College
Career Opportunities
  • This course is aimed to prepare you for further study but may lead to employment.  

Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

Edinburgh College has been very good for me as the staff have been amazingly supportive and caring. I have been able to put my learning into practice and develop my employability skills.  If I was to tell someone who was thinking about coming to college I would say that it has been very good for me and a worthwhile experience.

Lewis Anderson, Entry to Learning student.


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