Stepping Out Access

What is special about this course?

This programme offers a supported transition into further education, training or work opportunities for young people and adults. It has been designed to prepare students for a working environment (voluntary work, supported employment or open employment) and is ideal for those who would benefit from building their confidence and skills through extended guidance and support.

Most of our students come to us from other Social and Vocational Studies courses, but some apply directly for Stepping Out specifically to prepare for further training or employability skills. Stepping Out involves coming to college three days a week. An important element of the course is to successfully complete a work experience placement and take part in a residential.

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.

The ASDAN Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course will provide you with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills that are valued by employers and are useful in everyday life.

You will have opportunities to meet support services in the local community to get help and advice on life after college.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching; One-to-one mentoring; work placement

How long will my course last?

1 Years

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 may be able to progress to a wide range of courses at UHI Perth, to further training or employment. We also have good links with a variety of agencies in the community who could support you into employment following your college course.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Stepping Out 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.