What is special about this course?
This course is intended mainly for students who have not acquired sufficient Higher qualifications in school to progress to a Higher Education course (HNC or degree level). The course will provide a bridging qualification between school and HE.
It is also intended for mature learners who, although educated to HE level, have not achieved appropriate FE level qualifications in school which would enable them to progress on to post-graduate courses. A part-time option is available.
It is also possible to attain a combination of Highers and National 5 qualifications (See National 5 Gateway course for subjects available).
A minimum of 4 Standard Grades/National 5s at level 3 or above
Adult returners or students who have been home schooled do not require any formal qualifications but must demonstrate that they have the ability to work at level 6.
All students will have a face-to-face interview with the programme leader
Highers are available in the following subjects
Gàidhlig Fluent Speakers
Administration and IT
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
Face to face
Psychology and Gaelic (Learners) will be available as an online option.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
What can I do on completion of my course?
The course enables successful students to gain Highers to progress to HN/Degree level courses at UHI and other Higher Education institutions.
Is there more information available online?
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