Why Choose Access to Qualifications, Further Study and Higher Education?
Whether you need additional qualifications to fulfill your dream of studying at degree level, or to get that job you have always wanted – we have the right course for you! And it is never too late to return to studying!
Fife College’s Pathway courses allow you to achieve the National 5s and Highers that you require for access to higher education. Many people study these to gain access to nursing courses or higher-level study in subjects such as social care, social sciences, and business.
Our Start Here for Qualifications course can help you get ready for these Pathway courses, if you have no qualifications (or very few) and are interested in returning to learning or developing your skills in academic study.
Our Access Courses
We offer the following:
· Certificate: Start Here for Qualifications
· Intermediate Certificate: Pathway to HNC/D and Degree
· Advanced Certificate: Pathway to HNC/D and Degree
· Higher: English
What kind of job could I do?
· Our courses are widely respected among employers and they provide an excellent route into higher-level study
· You may be able to apply for jobs where a good basic education is required
Progress to a Degree
Did you know that an HNC or HND qualification is the equivalent of first year (HNC) or second year (HND) of a Degree at university? So depending on the subject studied, successfully completing an HNC or HND at Fife College could mean that you have the opportunity to progress on to Year 2 or 3 of a related degree course at university. Completing an Access to Qualification course can give you the qualifications you need to apply for HNC/HND study. With successful completion of an HNC or HND, we offer articulation routes to years 2 or 3 of a related degree at the following universities:
University of Aberdeen
Heriot Watt University
Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh Napier University
Robert Gordon University
University of West Scotland
University of Highlands and Isles
University of St Andrews>
What Happens after I Apply?
There are four possible outcomes from your interview:
Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.
Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.
Waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.
If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date.
Unsuccessful: speak to our Guidance Team.
They may be able to help you find another suitable course.
Discover What the Course Is Really Like
Hear from Michelle Barr on how her ECDL course helped her towards her goal of getting into an office environment.
Thinking About a Degree?
Watch a quick video on Degree options at Fife College.