Return 2 Learn Access

What is special about this course?

Ready 2 Learn is aimed at learners between 16-19 years. The course is designed to offer an opportunity to those young people who can study between national 3-national 4 who wish to prepare themselves for successful and sustainable study. It may be particularly relevant to young people who are neurodiverse and may benefit from studying predominately in one area of the college campus. Learners will be given opportunities to build confidence and help navigate the wider college environment prior to joining Next Steps 2 Learning or a subject specific area. 

On this course you will work towards SQA qualifications while gaining valuable experience through volunteering.  You will be supported to progress on to further study or employment.  This course will help you to gain the confidence to make an informed choice about the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.

This course has a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) and a Student Development Worker (SDW) attached to it who will help you to work on your confidence and any issues you may have in class or that prevent you from attending.

This course has a Learning Mentor attached to subjects where students may need extra support in class to complete coursework correctly.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however you must be able to work independently in a group. 
Taster sessions are offered to interested students in February-May. You may be offered an interview following successful participation in the taster session(s). Applications should be made via the transition officer Samantha Martin.

This course allows you to work with subject specialists in different areas of the college to try out a range of sectors and help you make choices about your future. You will study the essential skills needed to progress in education and employment, including SQA qualifications in Information Technology, Numeracy, Communication and Employability Skills You will also develop a better understanding of the demands and responsibilities of preparing for further study or work. The course incudes some practical volunteering either as a group or an individual.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Practical activities, blended but with most sessions face to face teaching, volunteering activities.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Upon completion, you may be able to move on to further study at UHI Perth.  You may also have the confidence to move into volunteering or employment.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Return 2 Learn Access

I want to start in 2024/25

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI 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.