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Introduction To College for Schools (SCP) Level 3/4

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 1

Study mode Part time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

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

Entry requirements

  • 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.

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Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Applications are supported by school staff.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 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

Career options

  • Courses at Edinburgh College that provide additional support.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Part time 26/08/24 20 Weeks

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