UWS Business Foundation Academy @ SCQF LEVEL 6


Are you in S5 and considering a degree in Business?

Would you love to undertake a Degree but don’t have the qualifications?

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 higher course where you start working on units that will help you progress onto the first year of a Business Degree, delivered at DGC in partnership with UWS.

Course code





3 hours per week - Thursday pm

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements are required however you should be able to show that you have an ability to work at SCQF Level 6 and 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 Introduction to University along with units such as Introduction to Marketing, Management and Economics


Assessments are undertaken by continually assessments throughout the year.


Successful completion will allow direct entry into Foundation Academy S6

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

This programme allows you to start your degree journey while still at school even if you hadn’t considered a degree previously.