National 5 Gateway National 5

What is special about this course?

This course is intended mainly for students who have not acquired sufficient National 5 qualifications to progress to the level 6 course, Highers Academy.  The course will provide a bridging qualification between level 4 and level 6.

It is also designed to provide opportunities for students who wish to gain entry to further education courses, but who currently lack the necessary qualifications.

Students also have the option of studying this course on a part-time basis.

Students may also progress from one of the level 4 courses offered by UHI Outer Hebrides

Entry requirements

  • A pass at National 4 (with added value unit), Intermediate 1 at A or B or Standard Grade 3 or 4 in the subject.

  • If the subject is to be studied for the first time e.g. social subjects, the ability to work at level 5 and a keen interest in the subject is required.

  • Adult returners do not require any formal qualifications but must have the ability to work at level 5.

The course will offer the following National 5s:

  • National 5 Administration and IT

  • National 5 Care

  • National 5 English

  • National 5 Gaelic Learners

  • National 5 Gàidhlig

  • National 5 Mathematics

  • National 5 Physics

  • National 5 Business

In addition to this full-time students will study British Computer Society modules.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Distance learning
  • Evening
  • Flexible
  • Online
  • Vocational Pathway

Face to face

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides

    Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

Start date

September 

Fees

Please contact leadmissions@uhi.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The course will enable students to progress from a level 5 course to the Highers Academy course, and therefore provide access to Higher Education courses to fulfil their personal, social and economic potential.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for National 5 Gateway National 5

I want to start in 2023/24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.