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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Levels 3&4
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. If you apply, you will receive a course full email and if place was to become available we would be in contact but we cannot guarantee this. Some courses still have availability- please check the website for update information on course availability.


Whether students are preparing for further education or thinking about employment it can often be an anxious and uncertain time.

Preparation for Further Education/Employability has an emphasis on progression within college or into employment.  Participants will be supported to obtain all the information needed to make an informed choice. The course will include sessions with other key agencies, including, Skills Development Scotland, employers, external support agencies and college staff from vocational areas. 

Days of study:  Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

  • Preparation for FE

    What the course includes

    You will spend time working in college on your skills that will help you progress on your pathway and gain certificated units needed for the world of work or further study.

    You will work with your colleagues on projects that will develop your skills in communication, information and communications technology, digital communication and social issues.

    Staff will support you to develop personally and make choices on your next steps and sign post you to key partners to enable your progress. 

Preparation for FE

Why choose this course

A range of opportunities arise to work with others both in college and also with external groups. The goals of the Preparation for Further Education/Employment course is to prepare students for their next step and work with students on an individualised basis where possible.

Entry requirements

  • A transition period will focus on progression opportunities for students from school. Other applicants will engage with staff to establish their needs and what opportunities are available to them.

  • Preparation for FE

    Where it leads

    Progression onto further study if applicable or to opportunities available out with college.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you for an informal chat so we can tell you about the course and find out what you need. Transition information is essential for all school leavers. 

The college works closely with all secondary schools in West Lothian and staff in school will advise you when the transition period has been agreed for your school. If you are a school pupil speak to staff in school about what’s on offer at college. 


Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.