Skill Up NQ

What is special about this course?

Skill Up is a course designed to offer an opportunity to those young people who wish to prepare themselves for successful and sustainable study. It may be particularly relevant to young people who have been affected by disruption to learning during COVID, either impacting on their mental health or resulting in gaps in their learning. The course could also be relevant to ESOL learners with settled status.

It will enable you to develop the skills and confidence to become a successful student and make positive choices about your future.

The course includes an opportunity for a residential experience and outdoor learning.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but you will be asked to come for an interview.

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

Students will work towards SQA units at level 3 over 18 hours per week.

Units will include:

  • Personal Development
  • Core Skills
  • Employability
  • Volunteering
  • Wellbeing
  • Duke of Edinburgh

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Full time.

Blended, but with the majority face to face

How long will my course last?

1 Year

3 days a week

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 progress on to Next Steps 2 Learning or other vocational courses across the College.

You may also progress into employment or working with a training provider.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Skill Up

I want to start in Sept 2023

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.