Introduction to Further Education

What is special about this course?

Introduction to Further Education is aimed at potential students who wish to gain qualifications to enter college courses but lack the skills, confidence or entry requirements. This is a general course for people who want to acquire or improve core, practical and employability skills.  The course is particularly suitable for those who are undecided about future career options and want a new educational experience or have been out of college for some time and think they have forgotten how to learn. This course consists of four group awards

  • Volunteering
  • Wellbeing
  • Personal finance
  • Skills for work level 4


Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required to access this course although an ability to work at National 4 level is essential. Entry to the course will be based on a genuine interest in the course, a willingness to learn and a positive attitude.

All applicants will be interviewed prior to admission to the course.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

36 Week

1 year full time

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway

Start date



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?

Students who achieve the Introduction to Further Education course may progress to:

  • Other relevant College courses.
  • Other appropriate training options
  • Employment







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We are no longer accepting applications for 2018/19

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle College 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.

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