Next Steps 2 Learning SCQF Level 5 NQ

What is special about this course?

In a changing and dynamic world of work, employers tell us that our young people need to demonstrate flexibility and resilience in order to prepare for the unknown; that attributes matter as much as qualifications.

This course will help prepare you for the world of employment by developing your digital skills, self-management skills, your ability to connect with yourself and others, as well as undertaking a short placement to prepare for the world of work.

Entry requirements

You should have 3 x SQA units at Level 4, and or demonstrate the ability to work at Level 5.

An NC in Personal and Vocational Skills at Level 4 could provide you with direct entry.

Your application, interview and a reference will also form part of the interview process.

You must be able to travel independently or make your own arrangements for travel.


You will study core and essential employability skills and have the opportunity to gain useful awards, such as:

  • Manual handling
  • First Aid
  • Customer Service
  • Food Hygiene

This course may be right for you if you are looking for further qualifications, experience and the confidence to progress into the workplace.


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Blended learning.

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.


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.


What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of the course may permit you to progress to other courses at UHI Perth or employment.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Next Steps 2 Learning SCQF Level 5 NQ

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.