Stepping In Access

What is special about this course?

This programmes aims to help young people and adults undertaking 'bite-sized' learning activities to develop personal and practical skills, self-awareness and confidence in expressing their views and opinions. It is designed for individuals who want to develop vocational and life skills and gain credit and qualifications to support their learning experience.

Depending on individual requirements, the course allows students to attend their chosen sessions on a part-time basis consisting of two classes per week in college. The sessions can be taken as two half days or combined to make one full day.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however you must be willing to work in a group and want to develop your personal and social skills.  You will be invited to discuss your application with a member of the team.

A range of non-formal and formal awards and qualifications including SQA units, and ASDAN awards.

There is a variety of vocational and creative subjects to choose from such as health basic cooking; drama; self advocacy skills; arts and crafts; gardening; music and independent learning skills, as well as classes in core skills such as information technology, personal development and numeracy.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face to face and one-to-one mentoring.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Perth

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?

You can progress to a wide range of UHI Perth courses, further training or work.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Stepping In 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.