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Who is this course for?

The course will develop your confidence and your ability to work independently. You will gain experience from work-related studies and work experience and build on your existing skills and knowledge. You will take part in various small group activities, some of them will be out of the classroom environment to help develop your problem solving and communication skills.

Being on a Pathways course, you’ll receive excellent help and support from experienced Tutors and Teaching Assistants. Working in small classes, you’ll notice that your self confidence and self esteem will grow. Pathways will also boost your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people. With the support of your tutors, you’ll develop skills to help you manage your learning and be given the opportunity to develop skills in English and Maths, making you ready to study on the next level of your course.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

No formal qualifications required.

Entry will be through school transition arrangements.


How long is this course?

One year full-time commencing September 2018, ending June 2019.


What will I study on this course?

The course is designed to match your interests and your individual needs. For some students, you will sample two or three subjects duing the year with a view to one being your specialism in your special and possibly third year at college. Subjects on offer include: Care, Catering, Construction, Creative Arts and Media, Hair & Beauty, Motor Vehicle and Sport.

You will also be focusing on gaining employability skills and improving your social and communication skills, as well as your literacy and numeracy.


Will I go out on work experience?

Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for. You will spend two weeks in a work placement and work towards an employability qualification.


What does this course lead on to?

It enables students to progress to the General Education pathway. It is also a “fast-track” route to the Advanced Technical or General Pathway for students who make excellent progress and whose attendance and motivation is outstanding.


How much will it cost?

• £36 registration fee
• £62 course material fee


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Employability on 608752 or email