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Progression Maps

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.

College courses

This describes the progression a college student can traditi onally follow as part of their subject discipline. Progression is shown using a lighter curriculum colour at the the end of the course box.

Flow chart showing how different qualifications levels connect.

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 opti on of entry onto a mainstream full-ti me college course. Or they may be able to progress onto a further SCP course unti l 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.

Flow chart showing how different qualifications levels connect.

Professional Training

These are accredited courses run by the college allowing progressing students or employees in some industries to obtain certi fi cati on in their fi eld. Progression is noted using a lighter colour of orange at the end of the course box.

Flow chart showing how different qualifications levels connect.

Optional Cross-Progression

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 opti on to cross-progress onto HND (2). They cannot cross-progress onto HNC (3) as the dott ed line doesn’t pass through the course box. Opti onal cross-progression is shown by a dott ed line passing through one course box to another. Arrows on the dott ed lines show when there is only one single directi on of cross-progression possible.

Flow chart showing how different qualifications levels connect.

Progression After College

This shows the potenti al opti ons on off er to a student aft er they successfully complete their course, whether this be entry to university, employment or professional study at college (listed in navy boxes). Progression after College is shown by a solid navy line.

For further information on university progression from college, please see the Pathways website.

Flow chart showing how different qualifications levels connect.

Same Level Progression

The college runs evening courses and shorter six-month courses. These are a great way of building a foundati on of knowledge in a subject area to either use or progress onto a full-ti me college course. Same level progression is shown by an arrow within a box using a lighter curriculum colour.

Flow chart showing how different qualifications levels connect.