Next Steps 2 Learning NQ

What is special about this course?

NS2L is designed for young people who are unsure about what route to follow, or need to gain the confidence and qualifications to progress.

Once on this course you will work towards SQA qualifications while gaining valuable experience of college and university life.  You will be supported to progress on to further study or employment.  This course will help you gain the confidence to make an informed choice about the next steps you need to take in order to achieve your goals.

Upon completion, this course may be used as an entry programme to other curriculum areas.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will be invited to discuss your application with a member of the team and must be able to demonstrate the ability to work at SCQF Level 4.

Candidates should ideally possess Core Skills at Level 3 and be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.

You will also be required to provide a reference.

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

The course allows you to work with subject specialists in different areas of the college, for example:

  • Health and fitness
  • Construction
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Art
  • Early years
  • Computing
  • Social Science

You will also study the essential skills needed to progress in education and employment (information technology, numeracy, communication and employability skills) as well as develop a better understanding of the demands and responsibilities of preparing for further study or work.

You will have the opportunity to achieve an NC Personal and Vocational Skills.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

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 successful completion, you may be able to move on to further study at the College or into employment.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Next Steps 2 Learning NQ

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

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.