Transitions to Learning & Work: NQ (Level 4)

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Year, 2.5 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

The Transitions course is for you if you are a young person in S4 or above and you are moving from secondary school to college, training or employment. 

You will be supported to work towards qualifications in core skills such as Maths and English. The course also offers an employability award, which will support you to consider your next steps after leaving school, to make applications and prepare for interviews. 

Twice a week you will attend a subject of your choice as part of the schools’ Senior Phase programme.  Options include: childcare; sport; hair & beauty; sound production; mental health & criminology.

A weekly sports class offers physical and mental challenges through indoor and outdoor activities.

You will be supported to overcome any barriers to learning and encouraged to link into other local opportunities that match your interests.

What you will learn

The core timetable includes opportunities to work towards a range of SQA units and group awards in English, Mathematics and Employability and Sports.

In addition, you will attend your chosen subject from the Senior Phase school & college partnership, two afternoons per week.

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Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

If you are still school age, you will need permission to attend college. A referral from your school guidance teacher or other professional who knows you well will be required along with your application.

Career Opportunities

On an individual basis, students can be considered for volunteering opportunities or work experience placements.

Future prospects

Throughout the course you will be offered support and guidance from college staff and Skills Development Scotland to consider your career pathway and next steps.

Upon completing the Transitions course, many students have successfully progressed onto SCQF level 4 and 5 courses at Glasgow Kelvin College in a subject area of their choice.