Senior phase programme

This area is designed to give teachers, pupils and parents/guardians information about courses that we run in association with The Highland Council for school pupils as part of the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence and the opportunities available to study further and higher education at North Highland College UHI.

North Highland College UHI offers students something unique – you can start studying as a school-link student and work right up to BA Hons Degree within the same college.

In years S1 to S3 in school you will have been informed about the careers and job opportunities which exist in your area and advised on subjects you should study to take you into that career path.  From S4 onwards you will have the opportunity to begin learning vocational skills at college.  We offer a range of courses which give students additional vocational and academic options that will compliment or progress your school studies.

The senior phase of Curriculum for Excellence is designed to offer young people the opportunity to develop and extend their education as they build a portfolio of qualifications. Our school link courses will introduce pupils to the possibilities of further and higher education with their local university. There are many different progression routes which can be followed to gain careers in specialist industries.

We work closely with local secondary schools in Wick, Thurso, Farr, Dornoch, Golspie, Alness, Dingwall, Tain, Invergordon and Fortrose to provide these opportunities.

 Our new Schools Prospectus 2019/20


Our feedback survey is now open for senior phase applications, let us know what you think: Senior Phase Survey