Our progression maps show our students the paths of study they can take through college and how they can gain entry to employment, university or further study. Each course is represented by a coloured block on the map within a SCQF level column.
This describes the progression a college student can traditionally follow as part of their subject discipline. Progression is shown using a lighter curriculum colour at the the end of the course box.
School College Partnership (SCP) Courses
These courses can be studied when you are at school (S4 – S6) as a subject column choice. If the student successfully completes this course, it provides them with the option of entry onto a mainstream full-time college course. Or, they may be able to progress onto a further SCP course until they feel ready to join college. Progression from SCP course to SCP course is shown using the teal colour. Progression from SCP course to college course is shown using the dott ed line at the end of a SCP course box.
These are accredited courses run by the college allowing progressing students or employees in some industries to obtain certification in their field. Progression is noted using a lighter colour of orange at the end of the course box.
This is when a student learns one subject discipline and at certain levels has the choice to branch off onto another subject discipline. For example, below once a student completes the NC, they can progress onto HND (1) or they have the option to cross-progress onto HND (2).
They cannot cross-progress onto HNC (3) as the dotted line doesn’t pass through the course box. Optional cross-progression is shown by a dotted line passing through one course box to another. Arrows on the dotted lines show when there is only one single direction of cross-progression possible.
Progression After College
This shows the potential options on offer to a student after they successfully complete their course, whether this be entry to university, employment or professional study at college.
For further information on university progression from college, please see the Pathways website.
Same Level Progression
The college runs evening courses and shorter six-month courses. These are a great way of building a foundation of knowledge in a subject area to either use or progress onto a full-time college course. Same level progression is shown by an arrow within a box using a lighter curriculum colour.