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Fashion & Brand RetailingConstructionMechanicsHairdressing & BeautyJournalismRadioHealth CareEarly Education and ChildcareExercise & Fitness LeadershipScots LawMedia & BroadcastingHigher PsychologyBuilding Services Engineering


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Welcome 4

Background 5 - 7

General Information 8 - 9

Care and Health 10 - 11Early Education and Childcare – SCQF, Level 5 – Skills for Work Health Care – SCQF, Level 5 – Skills for Work Building Services Engineering, Construction 12 - 13Construction Crafts – SCQF, Level 5 – NPA* Building Services Engineering – SCQF, Level 5 – NPA* Motor Vehicle Engineering 14Motor Vehicle Engineering, City & Guilds Level 1 Fashion Brand Retailing 15 - 17Fashion Brand Retailing – SCQF, Level 7 (S6 only) Creative Fashion Design and Production - SCQF, Level 6 Hair and Beauty 18 - 19Hairdressing – SCQF, Level 5 – Skills for Work Beauty and Make Up Artistry – SCQF, Level 4, NPA* Journalism and Law 20 - 21Journalism – SCQF, Level 6, NPA* Scots Law: An Introduction – SCQF, Level 6 - NPA* Radio 22Radio Broadcasting – SCQF, Level 5 Psychology 23 Higher Psychology – SCQF, Level 6 Sport 24Exercise and Fitness Leadership – SCQF, Level 6 – NPA*

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*National Progression AwardrPlease note, courses may be subject to cancellation if pupil numbers are not met


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A foreword from Gordon Currie

East Dunbartonshire Council’s vision statement is fully endorsed by the Education Service:

“Working together to achieve the best with the people of East Dunbartonshire”

We believe that our young people should be offered as wide a range of opportunities as possible in order to achieve their potential and fully prepare them for life beyond school. Strong partnership working with a range of partners including further education colleges is an important part of delivering these opportunities.

In the present economic climate, it is more important than ever that our young people develop the vital employability skills that are needed in the world of work now and for the future. Courses available through school–college partnership working, offer additional opportunities for meeting the vocational aspirations of our pupils and enhance the range of progression routes within the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence.

The entitlements which young people can expect in their Senior Phase include opportunities to obtain qualifications, to develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work and support in moving to a positive and sustained destination beyond school. College courses can help to deliver these entitlements and can provide a wider range of experiences and learning for young people in their final years of secondary education.

Vocational courses can have a very positive impact on young people increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem as well as supporting their transition into further education, training or employment.

Gordon CurrieHead of Education



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What is the East Dunbartonshire Vocational Programme?The purpose of vocational training is to help young people develop knowledge and skills and prepare them for future employment or higher education. East Dunbartonshire’s Vocational Programme offers young people a wide range of vocational options at varying levels. These courses are accredited by the SQA and provide young people with skills, knowledge and experience specific to the option subject and industry sector it represents.

“Schools, colleges and their partners should build a flexible system that offers personalisation and choice, providing clear and supported pathways for young people to make a successful transition and to continue learning throughout the senior phase.”

(Curriculum for Excellence - the Senior Phase: A Statement from the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board)

Who can apply for a place on the Vocational Programme?Places on the Programme are limited and there is a selection process. Schools will nominate suitable candidates in the first instance and college staff will interview these candidates to confirm their interest and suitability for their chosen course. The interview also provides an opportunity for the young person to ask any questions or raise any concerns that they may have. If courses are oversubscribed your name will be added to a reserve list and you will be notified if a place becomes available.

You will notice all courses have entry level requirements; you should be working at the appropriate level in school and have a keen interest in your chosen course choice.

You should be:• Well mannered, mature and well behaved at all times• Prepared to fully participate in all aspects of the programme• Prepared to accept and abide by the Vocational Programme and College Codes of Conduct

How is the Programme Delivered?All courses will run for one year and will be delivered over two school afternoons. The courses are normally delivered at college within as real an environment as possible, e.g. Construction is delivered within a workshop setting. East Dunbartonshire Council works in partnership with several colleges in the surrounding area. You may be required to attend a different school (transport will be provided) within EDC for some courses, depending on demand.

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AttendanceIt is important to emphasise that joining the Programme represents a commitment to undertake and complete the chosen course. All courses will run on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1.15pm – 4.20pm. Pupils are expected to continue to attend college during prelim and exam leave where possible.

TransportIf transport is required, young peole will be collected from school by bus or taxi and taken to college. In most cases, transport is shared amongst school groups. Classes will begin between 1.15pm and 1.30pm and finish between 3.30pm and 4.20pm. Young people are required to make their own way home from college. However, their are two exceptions to this rule due to the lack of availability of public transport/distance from school. Young people from Bearsden/Boclair/Douglas Academy attending East Dunbartonshire Campus of Further and Higher Education (EDCFHE) will be provided with return transport back to school. Similarly, young people attending Cumbernauld College will be transported back to school.

Some young people may wish to make their own way to and from college; please advise on the joining form if you do not require transport.

It is essential you apply for a Young Scot card and Travel Voucher. This will enable you to claim a discount on your return travel from college. You must be able to provide proof of travel by receipt of a valid ticket submitted to the school office in order to be reimbursed. If you are not 16 yet you can use your Young Scot card to prove your age to claim a half fare. You will also get other benefits that come with a Young Scot Card.

Please ask your school office for an application form or telephone 0141 578 8695.

Please note: You will only be reimbursed at the discounted rate of travel even if you buy a full price ticket.

PPESome of the Vocational Options will require young people to operate equipment under supervision and use tools of work in certain specialised areas. Equipment known as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be issued to young people by the Programme. Young people must bring the PPE on each college day and must wear the PPE as instructed.

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How will a Vocational Course benefit me?Vocational courses are intended and designed to help you progress your chosen career path, further education and/or training. This is done by developing skills recognised and associated with today’s workplace. You will enhance your core skills and improve your personal and learning skills:

• Attendance and punctuality• Time management• Analysing and problem solving skills• Evaluate progress i.e. strengths and weaknesses• Working with others• Customer care• Develop a positive attitude to learning

Some of the Vocational Options will contribute to entry level requirements for further education i.e. HNC/HND/1st Year Degree at University.

The Education service is working closely with Colleges and Skills Development Scotland to identify suitable courses leading to new and exciting careers.

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ReportsA report detailing a young persons progress at college will be issued to parents/carers; you can expect to receive one progress report throughout the duration of the course alongside your normal school report.

National Units and AssessmentsEach Vocational Course consists of a number of National Units. Achievement will be assessed at key points throughout the course; assessment will involve a variety of approaches including gathering folios of evidence, personal records, short tests and activity checklists. To gain a course award, young people are required to complete successfully all of the Units which make up the course.

All young people will receive certification from the SQA of the award they have undertaken.

UCASUnfortunately, Scottish Standard Grade and Intermediate 2 qualifications no longer attract Tariff points meaning applicants seeking entry to Higher Education can no longer include these qualifications in their Tariff score. Equally, NPA SCQF Level 6 courses will not attract tariff points as there is no graded examination at the end the course.

Problems and DifficultiesIn the event of any problem or difficulties arising at college, the Vocational Coordinator, school and college will work together to find a resolution. Parents/Carers will be kept informed of any such situation via the school or Vocational Coordinator.

Completion of the ProgrammeIt is critical to mention that the Programme does not in any way prevent young people returning to school to complete a 6th year. However, after undertaking a Vocational Option, some young people have been keen to enter further education or an apprenticeship related to the training they have received. You will see next to the course options in this brochure, a range of different career options in relation to each individual course to help you decide if your chosen course will benefit your career path. Remember to visit the Senior Phase e-Prospectus webpage on GLOW and/or speak to your careers advisor to help you plan for your future.

Points to Remember• Ontheafternoonsyouattendcollegeyoumaymisssomeperiodsofyour

othersubjects;youwillthereforeneedtobepreparedtocatch-up• Weeklyattendanceatcollegeisabsolutelyessentialtoensuresuccessful


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SQA Qualifications in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

























Higher National Diploma

Advanced HigherScottish Baccalaureates

HigherSkills for Work Higher

Intermediate 2/Skills for Work Int 2Credit Standard Grade

Intermediate 1/Skills for Work Int 1General Standard Grade

Access 3/Skills for Work Access 3Foundation Standard Grade

Access 2

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learn more.’ Then click on ‘Senior Phase Vocational Programme.’

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Course titleEarly Education and Childcare - North Glasgow College (1.30pm – 4.20pm).SCQF Level 5 Skills for Work, Intermediate 2.

Course outlineAre you interested in working with children? Career options would include Child Minding, Hospital Play Specialist, Play Worker/Assistant, Nanny or Early Years Practioner.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Child Development & Health• Play in Early Education and Childcare• Working in Early Education & Childcare

You will also study one optional unit from a choice of 3 below.

• Parenting• Care & Feeding of Children• Maintenance of a Safe Environment

Pupil eligibilityCandidates should have gained a minimum of at least 3 General/Credit SG subjects, one of which should be English.

Future opportunitiesA modern Apprenticeship in Childcare or Early Year.A full time Higher Education Course such as an NC/HNC.

EnhancementAs part of your course you will have the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience in an East Dunbartonshire Council Local Authority Nursery.

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Course titleHealth Care – EDCFHE, Kirkintilloch (1.30pm – 3.30pm).SCQF Level 5 Skills for Work, Intermediate 2.

Course outlineAre you interested in working in the Health Care Sector? This course will allow you to develop a knowledge and understanding of the industry and will focus of 5 specific units of Health Care allowing you to make an informed decision about whether or not you wish to gain employment in this sector.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Physiology of the cardiovascular system.• Improve health and wellbeing,• Working in non-clinical roles,• Life Sciences Industry,• Working in the Health Sector

Pupil eligibilityApplicants would be expected to have an interest in working in the health sector and be working at SCQF level 5.

Future opportunitiesOn completion of this course it would allow for progression into a full time course across the Health and Social Care Sector either by means of a National Certificate (NC), Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND).

A modern Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care leading to a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Levels 3 and 4. You would normally train on the job and off the job at college or a training centre. Apprenticeships usually last around 2 years.

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“It’s been a stepping stone between school and collegeand has been such an amazing experience”

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Course titleConstruction - North Glasgow College- (1.30pm – 4.20pm).SCQF Level 5 National Progression Award.

Course outlineAre you interested in working in the Construction sector? Career options would include Plumber, Electrician, Joiner, Bricklayer, Roof Tiler, Painter & Decorator or Plasterer.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Construction Safety Practices: An Introduction• Construction Occupation Practices: An Introduction• Efficient Construction Practices: An Introduction

You will also study optional units which you will have the opportunity to discuss with your lecturer :

• Painting and Decorating• Bricklaying• Carpentry & Joinery• Plumbing• Plastering• Electrical

Pupil eligibilityYou must have a genuine interest in working within the Construction Sector. Candidates must be prepared to work hard to achieve their award. You must have excellent attendance and be willing to wear Personal Protective Equipment whilst at college.

Please note: Young people are not allowed in workshops without boots and overalls, it is the pupil’s responsibility to bring these to college.

Future opportunitiesA Modern Apprenticeship in Construction.A National Qualification in Construction. Progression to a more specific course such a Building Services Engineering.

Construction,Building ServicesEngineering


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Course titleBuilding Services Engineering – North Glasgow College (1.30pm – 4.20pm).SCQF Level 5 National Progression Award.

Course outline

Are you interested in working in the Building Services Engineering Sector or gaining a qualification leading on to higher education? Pathways leading from this course include progression to a National Certificate which would contribute to entry level requirements for university.

The NPA in Building Services Engineering is the new recognised Industry route into a Modern Apprenticeship. On successful completion of this course and referral from the college, you will also secure a guaranteed registration place with the trade institutional bodies. This registration is structured and designed to lead onto an interview for an Apprenticeship.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Basic Electrical Installation Operations• Basic Plumbing Operations• Basic Heating and Ventilation Operations• Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning • Energy and the Environment• Systems Roles & Responsibilities• Science

Pupil eligibilityCandidates must have 3 standard grades at level 3 or above, Maths and /or Physics would be advantageous.

Candidates will be required to attend a pre-course interview and aptitude test.

Future opportunitiesAn NPA in Building Services Engineering is now the recognised route for entry into a Modern Apprenticeship and/or further education i.e. National Certificate/HNC/HND/Degree.

Construction,Building ServicesEngineering

“I enjoy the freedom and sense of responsibility the Vocational Programme has given me”

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Course titleMotor Vehicle Engineering - Clydebank & Cumbernauld College (1.30pm – 3.30pm).Equivalent to SCQF 4/5, Intermediate 1/2 City & Guilds, Level 1/2.

Course outlineAre you interested in a career in Motor Vehicle Engineering? This course offers a one year introduction to the Automotive Engineering Industry. Successful applicants will learn in a motor vehicle workshop working with a range of cars following approved workshop procedures.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Routine vehicle maintenance• Removal and replacement of vehicle units and components

Successful candidates will be expected to:

• Investigate relevant industries and career opportunities• Develop practical skills • Develop employability and team work skills

Pupil eligibilityYoung people must be able to work at Intermediate 1/2. Studying or an interest in Engineering.

You must have excellent attendance and be willing to wear Personal Protective Equipment whilst at college.

Please note: Young people are not allowed in workshops without boots and overalls. It is the pupil’s responsibility to bring these to college. S4 candidates may be considered if the school approve the application.

Future opportunitiesA Modern Apprenticeship.Employment within the Motor Vehicle Sector.Further Education in Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Opportunities in this sector are always developing as we move forward to find new ways of becoming more sustainable.

Motor vehicle engineering


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Course titleFashion Brand Retailing – Glasgow Caledonian University (1.30pm – 4.20pm)SCQF Level 7 – Level 1.20 credit module, equivalent to Advanced Higher Grade C.

Course outlineFashion Brand Retailing is an exciting day-release course, which allows young people to sample university life at Glasgow Caledonian University, the leading Scottish provider of higher education in the field of fashion, marketing and retailing. As well as the chance to meet new people, you will register as a part-time student at the university, gaining a matriculation card and full access to the university’s facilities and support networks.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

There are two themes, each with a specific assessment:

• Theme 1: Role, Function and Meaning of Fashion, Making Fashion - where does Fashion come from? • Theme 2: How does Fashion Retailing work? What makes a Fashion Retailer successful?

Pupil eligibilityHigher English at Grade C is recommended but candidates with Intermediate 2 English, working towards achieving the Higher in S6 will be considered. Standard Grade Maths is required.

You will be asked to submit an application form with either a one page essay on the current key fashion trends or a mood board depicting key trends for Spring/Summer 2012.

Please apply for this course using the ‘Fashion Brand Retailing’ tab on GLOW.

Attendance patternPlease note independent travel is required.

Young people will be required to attend either Tuesdayand Wednesday afternoons or a full day Wednesday.

Future opportunitiesProgression to BA International Fashion Brand Retailing.

FashionS6 only

“Attending the Fashion Brand Retailing Vocational Course was a really enjoyable way to become aware of university life; it prepared me well for entering into my first year of the BA International Fashion Branding. I found the transition from school to University easy, as I was already established with the surroundings and had met many friends from the FBR module”

Lauren Cairney, Fashion Brand Retailing graduate and current 2nd year student of BA International Fashion Branding. (Lauren attended the Vocational Programme through her school, Lenzie Academy in 2009)

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Course titleCreative Fashion Design and Production – North Glasgow College (1.30pm – 4.20pm).SCQF Level 6.

Course outlineThe course will explore creative approaches to Fashion. The Fashion Design process will develop digital media skills using industry software packages. Students will also learn how to create a garment pattern and make a garment using professional techniques and industrial machinery. Creative textile techniques will be explored and accessories/garments developed from initial sourcing – this may include millinery items and/or garments. Industrial techniques and processes will be used to create the Fashion items and students will have the opportunity to display these in the prestigious annual college Fashion Show.

Qualification breakdownOne of the Following:

• Garment Design for Manufacture: Introduction (FP56 12) • Digital Fashion Illustration: An Introduction (FP50 12)


• Pattern Construction: Waist Suspended Garment (FP5F 12)• Sewing Skills: Waist Suspended Garment (FP5H 12) • Develop & Manufacture: Dress (FP5K 12)• Art & Design: Intro Stitched Textiles (EF79 04)

Pupil eligibilityThis course is aimed at students who enjoy developing creative Fashion skills. Students who have or are studying Higher Art and Design or Higher Fashion and Textiles will be ideal candidates. Students who do not have formal qualifications in these subjects but have a creative flair will be considered.

The practical skills learned are essential for progression to the next appropriate level. Students who complete the course to a high standard and have 2 Highers will be guaranteed an interview for the HND Fashion: Design & Production with Retail course. Students who complete the course but do not have Highers or require additional practical experience will be guaranteed an interview for the NC Fashion: Design and Production with Retail course.



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The course will be demanding and does require excellent attendance and timekeeping. If you enjoy fun, hard work and a creative challenge then this course is for you.

Future opportunitiesDepending on the qualifications students have from school and the skills gained at college progression to NC or HND Fashion: Design and Production with Retail may be possible. Articulation to second or third year of Fashion related degree programmes at Scottish Universities is a possibility after completion of the HND Fashion award. Possible career options after completion of the HND award may include: design room assistant, pattern cutter, freelance designer, production assistant, garment technologist, stylist, fashion allocator / merchandiser / buyer, retail manager.


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“Being at college has really helped improve my confidence and independent learning skills”

Course titleHairdressing – EDCFHE, Kirkintilloch (1.30pm – 3.30pm).SCQF Level 5 Skills for Work - Intermediate 2.

Course outlineAre you interested in a career in Hairdressing? Career options would include Hair Stylist, Barber and Salon Receptionist.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Hairdressing: Working in a salon environment• Hairdressing: Salon Skills• Hairdressing: Creativity• Employability

Pupil eligibilityCandidates should have a keen interest in working in the Hairdressing or Beauty Industry.

Future opportunities for both coursesProgression to a full time NC/NQ or HNC Hairdressing qualification.Apprenticeship in a Salon.Progression to an NQ/NC Programme eventually leading ontoan HNC/HND in subjects such as Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Fashion Make Up.


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Course titleBeauty and Make Up Artistry – Clydebank College & Cumbernauld College (1.30pm – 3.30pm).SCQF Level 4 - National Progression Award.

Course outlineDo you have an interest in Beauty and Make up Artistry? Are you interested in a career in the Beauty Industry? Career options would include Beauty Therapy, Make up Artist and Nail Technician.

You will learn about:

• Skills required for customer care • Skin care, skin types and skin problems and learn about facial care and

treatments • Nail care, nail products and structure and some of nail techniques including

shaping, cuticle care and painting• Make up - how to apply make up for different occasions

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Beauty Skills: An Introduction• Cosmetology: Make up Artistry• Creative Nail Finishes: Hands and Feet

You will practice in a real environment as possible and will undertake practical tasks and some written assignments.

Pupil eligibilityYou must have a keen interest in beauty and make up artistry.

Future opportunitiesProgression to SVQ Beauty, Hairdressing, NC Beauty, Entry to Make Artistry.

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Journalism and Law

Course titleJournalism – City of Glasgow College (1.30pm – 4.15pm).SCQF Level 6 National Progression Award.

Course outlineAre you interested in a career in journalism? If so, this is an introductory journalism course which offers a wide range of knowledge and skills in modern journalism. It includes creative production work in the following areas:

• Research• Interviewing• Writing for a range of media The course includes useful transferable skills in communication, ICT, working with others and problem solving with the opportunity to develop writing skills.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Media: Research and Interview Skills• Media: Feature Writing • Media: Web Design• Media: News Writing for Print

Pupil eligibilityApplicants should be studying Higher English and have an interest in expressing creativity and developing their skills in journalism.

Future opportunitiesProgression to a one year full time NC in Media or other related creative courseA full time HNC/HND within a portfolio of media courses such as Creative Industries TV, Creative Industries Radio or Practical Journalism.


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Course titleScots Law: An Introduction – City of Glasgow College(1.30pm – 4.15pm).SCQF Level 6 National Progression Award.

Course outlineAre you interested in a career in Law? This course is designed to give you an introduction on the Main Sources of Scots Law, Legal Personnel, Role of Tribunals, Civil Law and Criminal Law.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Main Sources of Scots Law: Outcomes 1 & 2: A Report is to be handed in by students• Legal Personnel: Outcome 3: Close Book Assessment• Role of Tribunals: Outcome 4: Home Based Report on the role of Tribunals• Civil Law: Outcome 5: Open book assessment on Civil Law• Criminal Law: Outcome 6: Closed Book Assessment on Criminal Law

Pupil eligibilityStudent should be working at Higher English. Career aspirations should lie within Law.

It is preferable for students to have light knowledge of the law in terms of even why we need the law.

Future opportunitiesThe course is ideal for anyone who is considering progression towards a study of Scots Law generally. Undertaking the programme in conjunction with the requisite entry qualifications can place the student as a suitable applicant for the HNC/HND Legal Studies and would support an application to any other Law based course of study either at Further or Higher Education level.

“I am able to think about how I would deal with a situation better. Because there is no wrong answer I am able to justify why I came up with this explanation, so therefore my opinions count”

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Radio broadcasting

Course titleRadio Broadcasting – North Glasgow College (1.30pm – 4.20pm).SCQF Level 5 National Progression Award.

Course outlineAre you interested in working within the Radio Broadcasting sector? Career options include announcer or presenter, disc jockey, Producer or Production Assistant.

The course aims to:• Provide an introduction to the activities involved in radio broadcasting;• Develop skills in presentation for broadcast media• Develop skills in interviewing for radio• Allow the development of skills in a range of broadcast related disciplines including radio journalism, technical operations, feature production and

scriptwriting• Familiarise candidates with the job roles and functions within media industries

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Media: Radio Interviewing• Media: Presenting for Radio and TV• Media: Radio Journalism

Optional Units• Media: Radio Music Programme Production• Media: Making a Radio Programme• Media: Scriptwriting

Pupil eligibilityCandidates would benefit from previous experience of communication and media subjects, Standard Grade English or Media Studies. It would be expected that candidates would have an interest and/or some experience of the media. Relevant work experience would also be acceptable. It should be noted that whilst the mandatory Units as outlined above must be completed, students will be encouraged to pursue/study areas of personal interest.

Future opportunities

The National Progression Awards in Media draw upon the Unit content of the National Certificate in Media and contribute to their content.

Successful completion of the NPA could lead to further study at NC or HN level in a range of media related disciplines including, but not restricted to, radio and sound production.


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Course titlePsychology - Delivered In a School (1.30pm – 3.45pm).SCQF Level 6 Higher.

Course outlineAre you interested in studying Higher Psychology in school? The aim of the course is to provide a broad overview of the discipline and opportunity to study a selection of topics in depth. You will develop an understanding of psychological theories, concepts, research studies, research methods, terminology and applications.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Psychology: Understanding the Individual• Psychology: Investigating Behaviour• Psychology: The Individual in the Social Context

This involves looking at Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Individual Differences and use Research methods.

Pupil eligibilityYou must be studying at Higher grade.

Future opportunitiesHNC/HND Social Sciences Programmes at College.Higher Education Degree Courses.

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Course titleExercise and Fitness Leadership – North Glasgow College (1.30pm – 4.20pm). SCQF Level 6 National Progression Award.

Course outlineAre you interested in developing your skills in the fitness industry? Career options would include Pool Lifeguard, Sports Coach, Keep Fit Instructor, Personal Trainer, Outdoor Activities Instructor or Sports Development Officer.

You will be required to work within a sport/fitness environment. Your safety will be a consideration throughout and candidates are expected to play a full part in ensuring their own safety and that of others.

Qualification breakdownMandatory units:

• Exercise and Fitness: Fixed Weight Training• Exercise and Fitness: Free Weight Training• Exercise and Fitness: Circuit Training• Exercise and Fitness: Cardiovascular• Exercise and Fitness: Exercise to Music

There is no placement on the programme, although voluntary work in the fitness industry environment would be encouraged and supported as being beneficial to course work.

Please note you will be required to undertake practical and written assessments in relation to this NPA.

Pupil eligibilityAccess to the course will be at the discretion of the college by means of a short interview. The course is designed to support candidates who have a strong interest in the area of Exercise and Fitness.

English at General/Credit level would be advantageous.

Future opportunitiesIt is designed to allow progression to the HNC/D programmes in:

• Sport Coaching with Sport Development• Fitness Health and Exercise• Sport and Recreation Management• Sports Therapy• Applied Sports Science



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