Options for Senior School Pupils

If you are in S4 to S6 you can spend part of your time studying at D&A College, helping to shape your future career or studies.

Why study at college as part of my senior phase?

  • Access a wide choice of courses in a broad range of subjects from hair and beauty through to criminology and cybersecurity.
  • Courses are available at a range of levels from National 4 all the way to SCQF level 7 (the level above Highers)
  • The range available means there is an option for all types of learners, from academic and theoretical to practical and hands-on
  • Taking a college course while still at school is a good way to help prepare for life beyond school, whether that is moving onto a higher level of learning, an apprenticeship or into employment
  • Dundee and Angus College has a focus on careers not just courses, meaning taking a college course can help you prepare for and get an insight into the world of work while still at school
  • Most courses are delivered in units, meaning assessment is continuous rather than all resting on one end-of-course exam.
  • As a college student you can get a student card and use college facilities like other students – there is a wide range of support available to support your studies, from libraries and digital support to student services and health and wellbeing.
  • Find out more about coming to college when you are at school here.
 

Explore our departments

We offer senior phase courses in a wide range of subjects, find out what's on offer in our departments:

Foundation Apprenticeships

You can choose to study a Foundation Apprenticeship programme with 8 different subjects to choose from.

Find out more in our Foundation Apprenticeship section, or look in our School Senior Phase Provision booklet.

2023/24 timetable

Programmes at SCQF Level 4, 5 and 6 (except Foundation Apprenticeships at SCQF Level 6)

  • Angus – Arbroath Campus: Friday 9am-1pm
  • Dundee – Kingsway/Gardyne Campus: Monday and Wednesday 2pm-4pm
  • Dundee – Kingsway Campus: Tuesday 2pm-4pm and Thursday 1.15pm-3.15pm: seven courses only - see below.

Foundation Apprenticeships at SCQF Level 6

2 Year model

  • Angus – Arbroath Campus: Tuesday 9am-4pm (apart from Year 2 of the Accounting and Business Skills Foundation Apprenticeships which are on Friday 9am – 4pm)
  • Dundee – Kingsway/Gardyne Campus: Monday and Wednesday 2pm–5pm

1 Year model

  • Angus – Arbroath: Tuesday and Friday 9am-4pm
  • Dundee – Gardyne Campus: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm-5pm, Thursday 1.15pm-4.15pm

SCQF Level 7 Programmes

  • Angus – Arbroath Campus: Tuesday 9am-4pm (Business courses) Tuesday 9am-1pm (Social Science courses)
  • Dundee – Gardyne Campus: Monday and Wednesday 2pm-5pm (Business and Computing courses) or Monday and Wednesday 2pm-4pm (Social Science courses)

 

Courses by Subject Area

Administration and Leisure Industries
  • National Progression Award: Events SCQF Level 6 (KC)
  • National Progression Award: Legal Studies SCQF Level 6 (GC)
  • National Progression Award: Travel and Tourism SCQF Level 6 (KC)
  • Professional Development Award: Information Technology in Business SCQF Level 7 (AC & GC)
Art and Design
  • National Progression Award: Digital Media SCQF Level 5 (GC)
  • National Progression Award: Photography SCQF Level 5 (GC)
Animals, Land and Environment
  • Introduction to Horticulture, Agriculture and Estates (Incorporating Skills for Work - Rural Skills) SCQF Level 4 (AC & KC)
  • National Progression Award: Investigation of Modern Agriculture SCQF Level 5 (AC)
  • National Progression Award: Rural Skills - Animal Care SCQF Level 5 (AC)
  • National Progression Award: Rural Skills - Horticulture SCQF Level 5 (AC & KC)
Building Services and the Built Environment

Preparation for Plumbing and Preparation for Electrical now run for two afternoons a week – Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Kingsway: pupils can choose the Monday and Wednesday slot or Tuesday and Thursday for these courses.

Our new course National Progression Award: Built Environment also runs Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Kingsway: pupils can choose the Monday and Wednesday slot or Tuesday and Thursday for this course.

  • Preparation for Electrical Programme National 4 (KC)
  • Preparation for Plumbing Programme National 4 (KC)
  • National Progression Award: Built Environment SCQF Level 5 (AC & KC)
Business and Accounting
  • National Progression Award: Business and Marketing SCQF Level 5 (GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Accountancy (One and two year programmes available) SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Business Skills (One and two year programmes available) SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • Professional Development Award: Team Leadership and Management SCQF Level 7 (GC)
Children and Young People
  • Skills for Work: Early Education and Childcare National 4 (AC & GC)
  • Skills for Work: Early Education and Childcare National 5 (AC & GC)
  • Learning Outdoors – Working with Children & Young People SCQF Level 5 (GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Social Services, Children and Young People (One and two year programmes available) SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
Computing and Creative Media
  • National Progression Award: Cybersecurity SCQF Level 5 (AC & GC)
  • National Progression Award: Web Design SCQF Level 5 (AC & GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Creative and Digital Media (One and two year programmes available) SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Networking and Cyber Security (One and two year programmes available) SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Software and Application Development (One and two year programmes available) SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
Construction

The Foundation Apprenticeship: Construction Crafts and Technician Level 4 course – Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Kingsway: pupils can choose the Monday and Wednesday slot or Tuesday and Thursday for this course.

  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Construction Crafts and Technician SCQF Level 4 (AC & KC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Construction Skills SCQF Level 5 (AC & KC)
Engineering

The Foundation Apprenticeship: Automotive Skills National 4 and Skills for Work: Energy National 5 courses - Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Kingsway: pupils can choose the Monday and Wednesday slot or Tuesday and Thursday for these courses.

  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Automotive Skills National 4 (AC & KC)
  • Skills for Work: Energy National 5 (AC & KC)
  • Skills for Work: Engineering Skills National 4 (AC & KC)
Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

These courses will be offered on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Kingsway: pupils can choose the Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday for these courses.

  • VTCT: Extended Award in Hair and Beauty Skills (VRQ Level 1, equivalent to SCQF Level 4) (AC & KC)
  • VTCT: Extended Certificate in Hair and Beauty Skills (VRQ Level 2, equivalent to SCQF Level 5) (AC & KC)
Health and Social Care
  • Skills for Work: Health Sector National 5 (AC & GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Health and Social Care (One and two year programmes available) SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
Hospitality and Professional Cookery
  • National Progression Award: Professional Cookery SCQF Level 4 (AC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Hospitality SCQF Level 5 (AC)
  • National Progression Award: Hospitality SCQF Level 5 (KC)
  • National Progression Award: Hospitality SCQF Level 6 (AC & KC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Food and Drink Technologies (One and two year programmes available) SCQF Level 6  (AC & KC)
Performing Arts
  • National Progression Award: Dance SCQF Level 5 (KC)
Science
  • National Progression Award: Applied Science SCQF Level 5 (KC)
  • Professional Development Award: Modern Biological Techniques SCQF Level 7 (KC)
Social Sciences
  • National Progression Award: Criminology SCQF Level 5 (AC & GC)
  • National Progression Award: Criminology SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • National 5 Psychology (AC)
  • National Progression Award: Psychology SCQF Level 5 (AC & GC)
  • Higher Psychology Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • National Progression Award: Psychology SCQF Level 6 (AC)
  • Professional Development Award: Criminology SCQF Level 7 (AC & GC)
  • Professional Development Award: Psychology SCQF Level 7 (AC & GC)
Sport and Fitness
  • Sports and Fitness NCFE Award equivalent to SCQF Level 4 (AC & GC)
  • Sports and Fitness NCFE Diploma equivalent to SCQF Level 5 (AC & GC)

 

 

For more information

Dundee and Angus College works closely with local authorities in Dundee and Angus to ensure successful delivery of school/college partnership provision.

Please speak to your school Guidance Teacher (Dundee schools) or Pupil Care and Support Teacher (Angus schools).

Find out more about what the college is offering by contacting our Academic Partnerships Team on apt@dundeeandangus.ac.uk.