Introduction To College for Schools (SCP) Level 3/4
Milton Road Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 3
Study mode Part time
Duration 19 - 20 weeks
Start date Multiple available
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This course is for pupils with additional support needs or a barrier to learning who are thinking about coming to college after they leave school.
The course is part-time and runs for 18 weeks. It is suitable for pupils working at SCQF levels 3-4 and is available at either Milton Road or Sighthill campuses (Tuesday & Thursday afternoons).
This will give pupils a positive transition experience and allow staff to assess their suitability for a course at college after they leave school.
What you will learn
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 in 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 positive transition from school to college. Topics covered include:
- Diversity & international issues
- Teambuilding and group work
- Digital skills
- Environmental issues
- Health & Wellbeing
- Social skills
- Topical subjects
How the course is assessed
- There are no formal assessments
Number of days per week
- 2 half days per week
- No formal qualifications are 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 Requirements
- Applications are supported by school staff.
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
Once they have left school, students completing this course may progress to one of our full-time, Routes into Education or Employment courses, as follows:
- Skills for College
- Introduction to Computing & Digital Media
- Introduction to Caring Services
- Princes Trust Programme
- Skills for Life & Work
- Courses at Edinburgh College that provide additional support.
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
|Sighthill Campus||Part time||22/08/23||20 Weeks|
|Milton Road Campus||Part time||22/01/24||20 Weeks|
|Sighthill Campus||Part time||23/01/24||19 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.
If you are thinking about applying for a course at Edinburgh College we have provided a number of resources to guide you smoothly through this process.