Pathways for Learning Level 4 NQ
What is special about this course?
This National Qualification Pathways4Life course is designed to introduce learners to Further Education through developing their confidence and skills enabling them to progress to further study, training, volunteering or employment.
Candidates undertaking a level 4 NQ should possess Core Skills at SCQF level 3 on entry to the programme. Adult returners will have prior experience taken into consideration. Also based on a satisfactory interview and an ability to work at National 4 level.
Full-time students will be expected to complete 1 SQA NPA pathway and 3 other college-devised pathways (16 credits). Part-time students will be expected to complete 1 SQA NPA pathway and 1 other college-devised pathway (8 credits) as part of their award. The choice of pathways is as follows:
NPA pathway: Bakery (SCQF4) G9T5 44 - (4 credits) [SQA-CERTIFIED CORE]
NPA-equivalent pathway: Horticulture - (4 credits)
NPA-equivalent pathway: Photography - (4 credits)
NPA-equivalent pathway: Angling and the Aquatic Environment) - (4 credits)
NPA-equivalent pathway: Activity Tourism - (4 credits)
In addition, full-time students will be expected to complete 2 additional credits (from the three outlined below), and part-time students will be expected to complete 1 additional credit as part of their award.
1. Introduction to Art and Design - (1 credit) or 2. Beauty Skills (evening based) - (1 credit)
3. Budgeting: Buying & Selling Stuff - (1 credit)
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
How long will my course last?
1 year full time/2 years part time
Where can I study my course?
- UHI Outer Hebrides
- UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)
Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
28 August 2023
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on fees and funding.
What can I do on completion of my course?
You can progress on to other college Level 4 or 5 courses, for example, Horticulture or Cookery.
This course offers an excellent starting point for careers in/work in
- In recent years, our graduates have been appointed...note industry links and partnerships)
- Students may progress to further study or other appropriate training options, employment or a volunteering opportunity
Is there more information available online?
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Apply for Pathways for Learning Level 4 NQ
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, subject to Scottish Government approval. 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.