College Academy Senior Phase Offer 2022/23

DGC College Academy

Did you know that at College Academy there are a number of qualifications that you can study while you are at school? Schools and colleges are dedicated to working together to ensure young people are given the opportunity to gain vocational experience and to study a subject that might not be available to you at school.

Planning for the future is essential in a world of new technologies and changing employment opportunities. College Academy is presenting our most ambitious and varied set of qualifications to date. Our offers are based on the growing skills, requirements and employment for Dumfries & Galloway’s regional economy.

Please note that a further update regarding online/blended learning will be given in due course.

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Built Environment

Construction Crafts @ SCQF Level 4

If you are interested in a career in the construction industry then this is the course for you, this is an exciting opportunity to take that first step to a career that is both satisfying and rewarding.

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Construction

Business and Computing

Business HNC @ SCQF Level 7

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the different sectors within the business industry and is designed to give you a broad understanding of the functions of business and a clear understanding of the business environment.

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Business woman

Cyber Security HNC @ SCQF Level 7

This course gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in areas such as data security and ethical hacking.

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Computing

Cyber Security NPA @ SCQF Level 5

If you want to have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for further study for entry into a career into the vast world of Cyber, then this is the course for you!

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Business woman

Data Science NPA @ SCQF Level 5

You will develop skills and knowledge for further study for entry into a career in the Data Analytics sector.   

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Computing

Introduction to E-Sports NPA @ SCQF Level 5

This course will give you an introduction into E-sports and advise you how you can progress within the computing industry which extends far beyond games development and Esports

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Computing

Web Design NPA @ SCQF Level 5

You will be developing the technical skills required to create websites and graphics, including adding interactivity to websites. There is also a focus on the importance of the website development process.

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Computing

Creative Industries

Digital Media Animation NPA @ SCQF Level 5

This is an online course that gives you insight into the limitless world of animation. You will learn a range of animation skills and processes in order to develop your creativity and technical skills.

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Creative Industries

Photography NPA @ SCQF Level 5

During the course you will learn a range of photography skills, techniques and digital editing processes in order to develop your creativity and technical skills. The course also enables you to understand photographic work to a more in-depth level, to evaluate your own work and the work of others.

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Photography

Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media @ SCQF Level 6

The course consists of an NPA and an SVQ. You will learn about many different types of careers that are available in the Creative Industries but with a particular focus on Digital Media and Marketing, using both traditional and emergent platforms.

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Creative Industries

Early Education and Childcare

Play in a Sports Environment NPA @ SCQF Level 6

The NPA Play in a Sports Environment was designed to support you if you wish to pursue Playwork as a possible career path. 

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Childcare

Childhood Practice (Pathway to Primary Teaching) HNC @ SCQF Level 7

This is an exciting opportunity if you aspire to become a Primary Teacher or to work as a Professional in the Early Education and Childcare Sector.

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Early Education & Childcare

Early Learning and Childcare

If you are interested in pursuing a career in working with children, the Early Learning  and Childcare National 5  course may be for you.

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childcare fund

Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services Children and Young People @ SCQF Level 6

This is a 1-year programme if you are interested in pursuing a career in working with children and young people.  It is an ideal programme for S6 pupils interested in this sector and is studied as one of your school subjects.

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Childcare

Engineering and Motor Vehicle

Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering @ SCQF Level 6

This course will give you skills and understanding of the Engineering industry giving you the opportunity to gain practical experience while studying towards a qualification.

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engineering

Automotive Skills SFW @ SCQF Level 4

This qualification is designed to engage and motivate pupils who are interested in learning about the motor vehicle industry. It is aimed at learners who prefer and respond to ‘hands-on’ learning.

Dumfries campus - Lockerbie Academy

Dumfries campus - Dalbeattie High School

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Motor Vehicle

Electrical Engineering HNC @ SCQF Level 7

This award is designed for individuals with acceptable qualifications who upon completion wish to enter the engineering, renewable, and service industries at technician level. 

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Electrical Engineering

RENEWABLE ENERGY PRACTICAL SKILLS

This course is designed to incorporate alternative energy systems installed in the College's new Green Energy Centre and allows candidates to learn the theory behind alternative energy production while learning new skills required to design, build and evaluate these systems.

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Green Skills Academy

Hair and Beauty

Make-Up, Hair and Beauty Skills @ SCQF Level 5

The aim of this course is to give you the experience of a salon environment and the opportunity to learn about the different roles and responsibilities in beauty therapy and Hairdressing.

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Hair

Health and Social Studies

Mental Health and Wellbeing @ SCQF Level 5

This course will help provide you with an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge surrounding mental health.

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Care and Social Studies

Hospitality

Travel & Tourism NPA @ SCQF Level 6

This course will gain you skills both specific to travel and tourism but also transferable including customer care, skills for employment, and marketing.

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Hospitality

Professional Cookery @ SCQF Level 4

Professional Cookery introduces learners to techniques that are important in professional cookery. 

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Cookery

Foundation Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Technologies @ SCQF Level 6

This apprenticeship gives you the chance to learn about the principles of food science and food safety, from developing marketable food products for today’s consumers to the care, legislation, and processes involved in creating those products.

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Cookery

Sport and Fitness

Sport and Recreation SFW @ SCQF Level 5

Skills for Work: Sport and Recreation is an introductory qualification. It develops the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for work in the industry.

Dumfries Campus - Dalbeattie High School

Stranraer Campus - Stranraer Academy

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Sports and Fitness

College Academy 2022/23