Hello and welcome to this presentation.
Mick Burns and Dearbhla Gallagher – Careers Advisers
Emma Veitch – Work Coach
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In this session we will cover:
Applying to College
Resources to help you
Next steps and who helps
More resources at MWOW here
Edinburgh College website here
Edinburgh College Open Days 2024 here
Progression routes at Edinburgh College here
Other Scottish Colleges here
Some thoughts on going or not going to college here
You need to be aware of funding via SAAS if applying for HNC/D/Degree courses.
SQA qualifications framework
Can be vocational, that is, what you study will link to a career area or non-vocational, such as highers etc. that do not link directly to a specific career
It is important that you check the level of entry, is it National or Higher National, that you can meet the entry requirements (if in doubt, check with the course as soon as possible) and you have checked where they can lead to
Get ready, these courses will be available very soon
You apply direct to each college
Higher National level courses fees are applied for via www.saas.gov.uk
If you are planning to link a Higher National course to a degree course you could check with the university and ask if the course is recognised for entry
Interview preparation notes
A former NBHS student tells us why he chose college as a degree route into a computing career here
The second part which takes us to his degree and employment here
Another NBHS student who took the HNC-Degree-Masters route into a career in counselling here
You will need to make a statement on why you want to apply for the course so remember to make it relevant, personal, highlighting the points about you, your qualifications and interests or career plans. Remember, places on the course you want could be limited so take this section seriously and please check your spelling and grammar.
More information here
More information on writing a Personal Statement here
Please complete the form below with as much detail as you can.