Courses for school pupils

Schools and college work together to enhance learning opportunities for senior phase pupils by allowing them to undertake college courses as part of the school-based curriculum.

These courses are awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and have been designed around young people to give them an opportunity to complement or progress their school studies by offering a range of vocational subjects not available at school.

North Highland College UHI works closely with employers to ensure the courses provide relevant pathways to employment, training or further and higher education and that what they will be learning will be of value to them in their future career.

To find out what courses are available to you for 2019/20, click on your school badge. By clicking on the course title you will find out information on the course, the entry qualifications and where you can progress onto from studying this course.

This year we are introducing online applications and your Guidance Teacher will be able to guide you through this process. To apply for your chosen course, click on the 'Apply Now' button alongside the course title.

Application timeline:

14 January: Online applications open

11 March: Closing date for submission of online applications

11 March to 26 April: Interviews will be arranged as required

26 April: Decisions out to schools




Our Expectations From You

To benefit fully from your college course pupils are expected to:

  • Regularly attend classes
  • Be clean, smartly dressed and wear protective clothing where required
  • Work safely, following instructions
  • Complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Complete any homework or self-study work you are asked to complete for the Highers or Higher National courses.

If at any time you need to discuss any aspect of your course, then you should discuss this with your Guidance Teacher.

courses for school pupils