SCQF Level 3
Access and Continuing Education

Course Overview

These courses are for pupils thinking about coming to college after they leave school and who have additional support need, or a barrier to learning. 

The courses are part-time and run for 18 weeks. We run two options, each lasting around five hours per week:

  • SCQF level 1-2 available at either Milton Road or Sighthill campuses (mornings)
  • SCQF level 3-4 which is available at Milton Road, Granton, Sighthill and Midlothian (afternoons)

What You Will Learn

The aim of these courses is to give pupils a positive transition experience and to assess their suitability for a course at college.

A wide range of practical and classroom-based subject areas is covered. This gives pupils a broad experience of the college environment, the topics they would learn about on our full-time courses and a general taste of student life.

Pupils will work as part of a group and learn new ways of engaging with other people, whilst benefitting from a transition from school to college.

Here are some of the things you could be doing: 

• Learning about diversity & international issues
• Teambuilding and group work
• Improving your Digital skills
• Environmental issues
• Health & Wellbeing
• Social skills
• Photography
• Topical subjects

Entry Requirements
    No formal qualifications required.  Students who attend these courses typically come from either a mainstream school where they receive some form of support, or from a special school or provision.
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Practical and classroom activities
  • No formal assessments
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
Applications supported by school staff.
Progression And Articulation Routes

Students completing this course may progress to one of our full-time, Access & Continuing Education courses, as follows:
• Those who attend Introduction to College SCQF level 1-2, would usually progress to one of the following courses:
o Steps towards Independence Programme
o Preparation for Supported Employment
o Entry to Learning level 2

• Those who attend Introduction to College SCQF level 3-4, would usually progress to one of the following courses:
o Entry to Learning level 3 Vocational Routes
o Preparation for Employment first steps
o Princes Trust Programme
o Skills for Life & Work
o Roots
o Just Do It

Career Opportunities
  • Courses at Edinburgh College that provide additional support.
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 2 half days per week
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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Edinburgh College welcomes students from all over the world and we are dedicated to ensuring your time at the College is both educational and enjoyable.​
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