UWS Business Foundation Academy @ SCQF Level 7


Are you in S6 and considering a degree in Business?

Dumfries & Galloway College in partnership with University of West of Scotland is offering you to start your degree programme whilst in school and get you on the pathway to your degree.

This programme will help you prepare for university and start your learning on your degree pathway.

On successful completion of the Academy Course, you will gain automatic entry into the first year of a Business Degree, delivered at DGC in partnership with UWS.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


3 hours per week

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

One Higher at C or above in appropriate academic subjects or equivalent.

A knowledge of Microsoft packages is required.

All applicants must attend an Advice Session prior to being offered a place on the course.

If you are currently studying at the College, you will also require a positive Progressing Learner Reference.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

This is a key aspect of the application process, and all applicants must attend an Information and Interview Session and an individual interview prior to being offered a place on the course.

You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment. During the Information and Interview Session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of learning you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

You will complete units such as Step Up to University along with units such as Marketing, Management and Economics


Assessments are undertaken by continual assessments throughout the year.


Successful completion will allow direct entry into HNC Business which is first year of degree before moving on to year two.

Career Prospects

The Degree award will prepare candidates for entry to a wide range of positions including Administration Manager; Assistant Manager; Business Development Manager; Customer Service Manager; or Finance Manager.

The above positions are just some examples of a wider range of suitable posts.

The programme is also ideal for students who want to start their own business and require a broad grounding in business topics.

Additional funding information


Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson hodgsonm@dumgal.ac.uk

Selling Points

New academy programme enables you to start your degree whilst still at school.

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