Students with a good support network tend to be more successful. Learners must be able to cope with the demands of study at SCQF6 and demonstrate the potential to go on to study a degree. You must have the resilience for the physical and mental demands of study as well as the time and motivation to succeed. Attendance is required at 100% whether the class is in the campus or online.
The numeracy and literacy tests at interview are there because there are 3 maths units and SCQF 6 English units on the programme and you must demonstrate that you have the potential to study successfully at this level.
- This programme is designed for adults over the age of 21 who left school without any qualifications, or have qualifications which are now out of date and are therefore unable to apply to University.
- Applications may only be accepted from those residing in Scotland.
- Your personal statement in your application must be no less than 250 words.
- Applicants will be required to undertake a numeracy and literacy test as part of the entry interview which is scored.
- If you are currently studying full time, have undertaken a programme of study at SCQF 5 within the past 3 years, or if you already hold the entry criteria for university you will not be eligible to apply for this programme.
- If you hold qualifications at SCQF level 6 (Higher level) you will have to have been out of full time education for the past 5 years. Those who already hold degrees, a HND or HNC are also not eligible for this programme.
- If you have started at university then dropped out before finishing you will also not be eligible to apply.
- 100% attendance is required for this programme.
Additional Entry Requirements
- Entry is competitive
- Passing the numeracy and literacy test.
- Successful interview (which may be a group interview).
- Your personal statement should not be less than 250 words.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
- Applicants must respond to the information and interview session invitation – your appointment may be offered to someone else if you do not. This interview may take place via Teams or phone.
- Be prepared to sit a numeracy test. You can practice in advance at the following website:
- Be prepared to write around 250 words in 20 minutes for us to assess your writing potential. You may be given a topic such as My Home Town, My Greatest Achievement, My Hopes for the Future. The topic will be decided for you on the day.
- There may be a group interview or an individual interview similar to many universities where each individual will be given the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics relevant to the course content. This may take the form of choosing a photo which will help you in your discussion. Examples of the way these photos are used are available at the following website: http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/media/7963350/envision%20cards%202014.pdf
- You should also be prepared to discuss:
- Strengths and weaknesses.
- Skills you have that would be useful during the course of study.
- Your understanding of current social issues.
There are written essays, individual and group presentations, closed book short answer responses and online tests. You must pass all of these, receive a good reference and have 100% attendance to be considered by your chosen university.
In addition you must obtain at least 3 B Profile Grades from your lecturers which will be decided at a team assessment board at the end of the academic year. These grades are based on three key areas:
1. Ability to handle text (including comprehension, critical analysis and retention)
2. Fluency of expression (both written and oral)
3. Overall performance
Additional funding information
withheld for non-engagement in coursework and for non-attendance at lessons.