Routes to Education and Employment SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

The course is aimed at learners who want to prepare for work. You’ll cover a range of useful subjects such computer basics and personal wellbeing to ensure you are ready for work and understand how best to apply and prepare for interview.  You will also develop soft skills that will help make the transition to work or self-employment a lot easier. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

You will study a range of useful subjects which will enable you to develop a balanced skill set. You will have the opportunity to undertake work placement with a view to understanding the range of careers you could progress in to. You can also explore potential areas of further study. The units studied will be: 

  • Effective Budgeting- Life Skills 
  • Employability G9CY44 
  • Computer Basics H3L44 
  • Mental Health & Well Being GP2T44 
  • Working in Retail GP1D21 
  • Working in the Hospitality Industry J14074 
  • Working For Yourself J5CR 44 
  • Work placement HF8844 
  • Core Skills Communication F3GB10

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

You'll study in your nearest UHI Argyll learning centre and join lecturers and classmates in a live and interactive digital classroom. Our centre staff will support you with the technology required and you'll be allocated a personal student advisor to help you get the most from your studies.

How long will my course last?

17 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Argyll

Start date


This course will run on Tues and Wed 9am-3.30pm, and Thurs 11am - 3.30pm 


This course consists of 7 SQA units and costs £602.

If you are in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income may receive a fee waiver. Please refer to page 2 of our Fees and Funding Guide to see if you are eligible. You can download a FEE WAIVER FORM here.  If you would like help or advice on fee waiver, please contact your nearest learning centre.

If you do not qualify for a fee waiver, you may be able to apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA) to cover up to £200 the cost of this course.

This course is not available to students who require a Tier 4 Home Office visa to study in Scotland (international or EU)

What can I do on completion of my course?

You'll be assisted to identify career opportunities and whether you need to undertake further study to achieve these.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in Jan 24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll 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.