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Preparation for College: Adult Returners SCQF 4

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Part time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Multiple available

Cost £771
(see funding options)

Choose your study options

Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Part time Start date 31/08/21 Duration 20 Weeks Cost £771
Campus Granton Campus Study mode Part time Start date 24/01/22 Duration 20 Weeks Cost £771
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Part time Start date 25/01/22 Duration 20 Weeks Cost £771
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Part time Start date 26/01/22 Duration 20 Weeks Cost £771

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Course overview

This part-time course is aimed at adults who have no or few formal qualifications and who would like to improve confidence and skills to prepare for further study. The course runs for 18 weeks and will allow you to work towards SQA Units and Edinburgh College courses at SCQF Level 4. 

What you will learn

  • Learning and Study Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Communication 
  • ICT


Placement information


How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through a range of classroom-based activities.

Number of days per week

  • 2 - 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you must show that you are committed and have the attitude to succeed and learn new skills.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited to attend an interview to assess if this is the correct course for you. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Study further qualifications at a higher level at Edinburgh College.

Career options

  • Increased confidence and skills learnt in this course may lead to entry-level employment 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Sighthill Campus Part time 31/08/21 20 Weeks £771
Granton Campus Part time 24/01/22 20 Weeks £771
Sighthill Campus Part time 25/01/22 20 Weeks £771
Milton Road Campus Part time 26/01/22 20 Weeks £771

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