Gateway to Science National 5

What is special about this course?

Gateway to Science Highers will provide you with a first step back into education and allow you to ease into studying in preparation for progressing towards your career choice. The course can be a bridge to Highers, helping you to make the transition to higher levels of education with confidence and success.

Gateway to Science Highers contains core subjects including English, IT and Maths and also offers a range of science subjects at National 4 and National 5 to satisfy your future needs.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, a science subject up to SCQF Level 4 is desirable and you should be able to demonstrate a clear interest in pursuing a career in this field.  The selection process will include a discussion of your application at interview and you may be invited to do a short test.

Core subjects including:

  • English;
  • IT;
  • Maths;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • Environmental science

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching, practical hands on; independent study

How long will my course last?

1 Years

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?

Completion of the Gateway to Science Highers course will allow you to move on with confidence to courses such as Highers for HE, Access to Science, Access to Nursing or other NC courses run at the College.

With Gateway to Science Highers you will have the firm foundation to build on your skills and knowledge at more specialist level study in the subject of your choice.

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Apply for Gateway to Science National 5

I want to start in 2020/21

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