Deciding to come to college can be a major step. Whether you are just leaving school, don’t have any qualifications or have been out of education for some time, we will have a course to suit you.

The Access courses are suitable for individuals who are unsure of career options, are looking to upskill or require support to succeed at college. During our courses you will focus on exploring options at college whilst developing skills in a range of areas including confidence, self-esteem, focus, motivation, ambition, resilience and teamworking whilst developing coping strategies for different situations.

You will be fully guided and mentored throughout your learning journey and academic achievements will be raised through nationally recognised qualifications from both SQA and City & Guilds.

Nathan's Story

Twenty year old Nathan Keogh is loving his retail, events and marketing course at Dundee and Angus College, but he wouldn’t have got there if he hadn’t passed our Gateway course to begin with.

“I left school with some Nat 4’s but it wasn’t quite enough to go on and do what I really wanted.”

After school Nathan spent some time moving from unskilled job to unskilled job, but he realised that he had a real ambition to do much more.

“The Gateway course was a huge opportunity for me. My lecturers were really supportive of me and kept checking up on how I felt and how I was doing. I also met some great people on the course and made some really good friends.”

Nathan says he has a great interest in the world of technology and can see himself managing a ‘tech store’ in the future.

“If anyone out there has any doubt about doing the Gateway course, I would definitely give it a shot as it can really open up doors for a great future.”