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.
 

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 in 11 different areas, or a range of courses, from National 4 to SCQF level 7 at our campuses in Dundee and Arbroath, as part of your school timetable.

Your college course is SQA certified and will appear on your SQA certificate, if successfully passed, along with your Nationals, Highers and Advanced Highers.

Find out more in our Foundation Apprenticeship section, or see the range of other courses listed below. 
Full course details can be viewed in our School Senior Phase Provision booklet.

2022/23 timetable

(subject to change due to COVID-19)

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

  • 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 (four courses only - details below)
  • Dundee – Kingsway Campus: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4pm and Thursday 1.15pm-3.15pm (two courses only - details below).

SCQF Level 6 Programmes - Foundation Apprenticeships

2 Year model

  • Angus – Arbroath Campus: Tuesday 9am-4pm or Friday 9am – 4pm or both (see individual courses for details)
  • Dundee – Kingsway/Gardyne Campus: Monday and Wednesday 2pm–5pm (year 2 of 2 Engineering is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 2-5 pm and Thursday 1.15-4.15 pm)

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

Accounts
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Accounting (One and two year programmes available) (AC & GC)
Art and Design
  • National Progression Award (NPA) in Photography at SCQF Level 5 (GC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) in Digital Media at SCQF Level 5 (GC)
Business and Administration
  • National Progression Award (NPA) in Business and Marketing at Level 5 (GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Business (One and two year programmes available) (AC & 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)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Early Learning and Childcare (One and two year programmes available) (AC & GC)
Computing and Creative Media
  • National Progression Award (NPA) in Web Design at SCQF Level 5 (AC & GC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Cybersecurity at SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Creative and Digital Media (One and two year programmes available) (AC & GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Networking and Cyber Security (One and two year programmes available) (AC & GC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Software and Application Development (One and two year programmes available) (AC & GC)
  • HNC Computing (this course runs over two years) (GC)
Construction and Building Services

National Progression Award Construction Craft and Technician (SCQF Level 4) – 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.
Preparation for Plumbing and Preparation for Electrical will run over four afternoons at Kingsway: pupils choosing either of these courses must attend on all of the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday slots.

  • National Progression Award (NPA): Construction Craft and Technician at SCQF level 4 (AC & KC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Construction Skills at SCQF level 5 (AC & KC)
  • Preparation for Electrical National 4 (KC)
  • Preparation for Plumbing National 4 (KC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Civil Engineering (Two-year programme only) (in school - Grove)
Engineering

Automotive Skills National 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 these courses.

  • Skills for Work: Automotive Skills National 4 (AC & KC)
  • Skills for Work: Engineering Skills National 4 (AC & KC)
  • Skills for Work: Engineering Skills National 5 (AC & KC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Engineering (Two-year programme only) (AC & KC)
Hair and Beauty

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 (Level 1) (AC & KC)
  • VTCT: Extended Award in Hair and Beauty Skills (Level 2) (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) (AC & GC)
Hospitality and Professional Cookery
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 4 (AC)
  • Skills for Work: Hospitality National 5 (AC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Hospitality at SCQF Level 5 (KC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Hospitality at SCQF Level 6 (AC & KC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Food & Drink Technologies (One and two year programmes available) (AC & KC)
Landbased and Animal Care
  • Introduction to Horticulture, Agriculture and Estates (Incorporating Skills for Work - Rural Skills) Level 4 (AC & KC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) in Rural Skills at SCQF Level 5 – Animal Care (AC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) in Rural Skills at SCQF Level 5 – Horticulture (AC & KC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Investigation of Modern Agriculture at SCQF Level 5 (AC)
Performing Arts
  • National Progression Award (NPA) in Dance at SCQF Level 5 (KC)
Science
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Scientific Technologies at SCQF Level 5 (KC)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Scientific Technologies(One and two year programmes available) (AC)
Social Sciences
  • National 5 Psychology (AC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) NPA Criminology at SCQF Level 5 (AC & GC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Psychology at SCQF Level 5 (AC & GC)
  • Higher Psychology Level 6 (AC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Psychology at SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • National Progression Award (NPA) Criminology at SCQF Level 6 (AC & GC)
  • Professional Development Award (PDA) Psychology at SCQF Level 7 (AC & GC)
  • Professional Development Award (PDA) Criminology at SCQF Level 7 (AC & GC)
Sport and Fitness
  • Sports and Fitness NCFE Award (comparable 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.