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Development Programmes NQ

(SCQF level 2)

Adult Learning and Supported Programmes, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 1 year


City Campus


A course designed for students with additional support needs who are interested in developing independence and employability skills. This programme is designed for students who are keen to progress to adult education, training and employment.

The course is designed to build on existing skills in a variety of vocational contexts including Hospitality, Horticulture, Retail, Housekeeping, Administration and Catering. Class sizes of 10 – 12 mean you are well supported and part of the programme involves learning how to operate in a large college environment.

You'll have access to all the facilities the college has to offer including purpose-built kitchens, rooftop garden, art facilities and library services and ICT.

We accept students from National 2 to National 4 and group them accordingly.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 2. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • National 2 English, National 2 Numeracy.
  • Working towards independent travel.
  • Ability to cope in a class of 10 – 12.
  • Additional Support needs.

Additional selection requirements

  • Preference will be given to applicants who can evidence wider achievement such as work experience, volunteering, involvement in clubs and organisations and achievement of awards.
  • Interview is by appointment and towards the end of the appointment, parents/carers will be invited to join the discussion to provide supplementary information and to hear about the details of the course/timetables etc.
  • This is an informal but structured interview with standard questions. We focus more on the content of what is said rather than expecting excellent communication skills. However, you should be aware that this is part of a competitive selection process and prepare accordingly.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

Core subjects may include:-

  • Enterprise.
  • Personal Development.
  • Horticulture.
  • Hospitality.
  • Retail.
  • Admin.
  • Digital Media.

After the course


  • Supported or open employment.
  • City Works / Project Search and other employment-based programmes.
  • Volunteering.

Continuing Study

  • NC Programmes (dependent on qualifications).


How the course is taught

Timetabled classes are taught Mon and Tues from 9am-3.30pm and Weds 9am - 12pm. Teaching is student centred, based around identified student need/interests, and is project led. Activities are linked to real life opportunities – including work tasters where appropriate. Our qualified and experienced staff team provide an excellent balance of support and expectation to ensure students maximise their potential.

You are grouped according to ability and group dynamics and will be working at the appropriate SCQF Level.  Every student has regular timetabled 1:1 guidance to ensure they are on track and to set targets towards achieving their goals.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2021, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus