Brand New Pathways to UWS
We have partnered with University of West of Scotland to launch two brand new pathways to University.
You can now start your journey with us from S5 and move right up to degree level, all whilst studying in the same building at our Dumfries campus.
Our designated pathway courses will give you the experience and skills to move seamlessly through to a degree with UWS in either Computing Science (BSc Hons) or Business Studies (BA Hons).
These brand new pathways are also perfect for anyone who has previously studied up to HND level or who has significant experience in their chosen field and would like to continue their studies to degree level whilst studying locally in Dumfries.
Begin your pathway to a degree with DGC and on successful completion of relevant Business Studies course, you will gain automatic entry onto a degree programme with UWS, all from one campus.
If you already have an HND and relevant industry experience, you may also be eligible to move straight to degree level.
In partnership with UWS, we want to help you gain your degree in a way that works around your lifestyle. Study full or part time and enjoy the benefits of studying on one campus right the way through your studies.
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In partnership with University of West of Scotland, we can offer you automatic entry to start your Computing Science degree programme upon successful completion of the designated HND college pathways.
Applications for the degree programme will also be welcomed from mature learners who can demonstrate relevant working experience and the ability to move straight to degree level.
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See which Computing and Cyber courses you can study and apply today
Senior School Phase Pathways
If you're in S5 or S6 and considering a degree in Business or Cyber Security but you're not sure you have the right qualifications, our senior phase pathways may be the perfect solution for you.
With our College Academy Foundations courses, you can build your future your way and access the latest routes to gain a degree.
On successful completion of the College Academy Foundation 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 degree, delivered at DGC in partnership with UWS.
UWS Business Foundation Academy @ SCQF Level 6
Are you in S5 and considering a degree in Business?
In partnership with the University of West of Scotland, we are offering you to start your degree programme whilst in school and get you on the pathway to your degree.Find out more
UWS Business Foundation Academy @ SCQF Level 7
Are you in S6 and considering a degree in Business?
In partnership with the University of West of Scotland, you can start your pathway to a degree whilst you're still in school and get one step ahead.Find out more
UWS Computing Foundation Academy @ SCQF Level 6
Are you in S5 and considering a degree in Computing?
We've partnered with the University of West of Scotland to offer you the opportunity to start your degree programme alongside your school timetable and get you on the pathway to your degree.Find out more
UWS Computing Foundation Academy @ SCQF Level 7
Are you in S6 and considering a degree in Computing?
We're working with the University of West of Scotland to allow you to start your degree programme whilst you're still in school with automatic entry upon successful completion of the pathway levels.Find out more
Why study our UWS Pathways
There are so many benefits to studying our UWS pathways courses and they will suit many different learners at all stages of life. Here's our top reasons why you should choose one of our UWS pathways courses.
- Flexible learning - study full time or part time depending on your needs
- Start from S5 and providing you pass each year, you will get automatic acceptance on the degree programme linked to your studies
- Or you can also return as a mature learner if you can demonstrate relevant experience in the right industries
- Complete your studies all the way up to your degree in the same building at our Dumfries campus
- Stay local and save money whilst you learn