Pathway to College and Employment Access

What is special about this course?

Our Pathway to College and Employment course aims to help learners develop skills to enable them to progress onto a vocational college course or employment.

Learners participate in various projects and practical activities which are fun, challenging and rewarding, and at the same time they gain essential skill qualifications in Communication, ICT and Numeracy, Problem Solving, Team Working and Enterprise.

Entry requirements

  • No formal academic qualifications are required but a desire to progress to further education or work is essential.
  • Develop the skills to enable you to progress onto a vocational college course or employment
  • Participate in various projects and practical activities which are fun, challenging and rewarding
  • Gain essential skills qualifications in communication, ICT and numeracy, problem solving, team working and enterprise
  • You will benefit from the chance to try a wide range of subject areas

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Students will be assessed on a selection of units from across the breadth of the curriculum.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness

    Please note, UHI North Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

Start date

This course starts annually in September.

Fees

Study mode  Scottish Fee RUK* Fee International Fee
Full-time £1790 £5970 £5970
Part-time (per credit/module) £90 £300 £300

Full-Time Study

Full-time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible from the information they have provided on their course application form.

If you have been living in the UK for at least three years, are an ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full-time course. Please check our fee waiver policy for more information.

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor.

Please get in touch with nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

*Rest of UK (students typically domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland.

Part-Time Study

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our fee waiver policy to see if you are eligible.

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor.

Please contact nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk  if you have any further questions on fees.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Access to the Service Industries, Certificate courses in Business, Admin or Computing or Access to Construction and Engineering.
  • Or any other appropriate level of course.
  • Enhanced employment prospects

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Apply to study our Pathway to College and Employment in:

Thurso or Alness

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. Please note, UHI North Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI North Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.