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Gateway to College (SCQF Level 4) (2019/20)

Course Content

A full-time course that focuses on exploring options at college whilst developing skills in a range of areas including raising confidence & aspirations, improving teamwork skills and developing coping strategies for different situations (such as managing feelings, dealing with conflict & emotions and goal setting). Academic achievements will be raised through nationally-recognised qualifications from both SQA and City & Guilds. In addition, a third of the course will be spent studying in a vocational area of your choice developing the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to support successful transition to a relevant course.

Target Audience

  • Unsure of career options?
  • Want to try different vocational areas?
  • Need support to succeed at college?
  • Need to upskill?
  • Want to increase your confidence?

Then this is the course for you.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. All applicants will be interviewed.

Future Prospects

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to progress onto a full-time course in their agreed vocational area - guaranteed interview.


Continuous assessment and end of unit tests/assessment.


Certification from SQA and City & Guilds in a range of nationally recognised qualifications.


Arbroath Campus; Gardyne Campus; Kingsway Campus

How to Apply

Applications for our part-time courses are not currently open. If you would like further details, please contact us.

All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.

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