This course offers a variety of subjects at SCQF Level 6 (the same level as Highers), with a view to moving on to HNCs, HNDs, or degrees. A great way to gain the extra Highers you need for university, or the qualifications that you need to access an HNC, which can lead on to HND or degree.  

  • Independent study skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Understanding, analysis, evaluation skills
  • The ability to identify the links within and between ideas, concepts and disciplines
  • Essay and report writing
  • Researching and planning skills
  • Knowledge of the human world and your role in it
  • Other academic skills required to prepare you for HNC or Degree level study.
  • One year full-time

You can study a variety of subjects from the following:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Psychology
  • History (Higher only available on Kirkcaldy Capmus)
  • Human biology (Kirkcaldy Campus only)
  • Modern Studies
  • You can often study a combination of National 5 and Higher if required.

One of the following:

  • Four National 5s at Grade C or above in relevant subjects (e.g. English, History, Geography, RMPS, Maths, Languages, Business)
  • Intermediate Certificate: Pathway to HNC/D and Degree
  • Successful completion of other relevant National 5 courses (e.g. Care, Business, Social Sciences)
  • A range of HNC, HND, and degree courses at Fife College and universities
  • Our courses are widely respected among employers and they provide an excellent route into higher levestudy

​You might need to purchase one or more text books​ (£8-20 typically)

  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • Personal statement
  • Satisfactory reference