Introduction To College for Schools (SCP)
Milton Road Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 3
Study mode Part time
Duration 20 weeks
Start date Multiple available
Choose your study options
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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
• Topical subjects
How the course is assessed
- Practical and classroom activities
- No formal assessments
Number of days per week
- 2 half days per week
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.
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview RequirementsApplications supported by school staff.
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
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 Just Do It
- Courses at Edinburgh College that provide additional support.
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
|Midlothian Campus||Part time||24/08/21||20 Weeks|
|Sighthill Campus||Part time||24/08/21||20 Weeks|
|Milton Road Campus||Part time||30/08/21||20 Weeks|
|Milton Road Campus||Part time||24/01/22||20 Weeks|
|Midlothian Campus||Part time||25/01/22||20 Weeks|
Funding & Fees
When you are thinking about starting college, one of the most important things to consider is funding and how you intend to pay for some of the costs that come with being a student.