Perth College UHI works closely with all Senior Secondary schools in Perth and Kinross to respond to local and national employment opportunities through both vocational and academic paths.
As one of the largest partners in the University of the Highlands and Islands we are able to offer a wide range of areas of study from entry level to post graduate.
The School College Partnership has been established for almost 10 years, and allows pupils a greater choice in a variety of subject areas, to develop practical, vocational and academic skills. The courses are delivered in college as well as schools, and some programmes are on-line. Being involved with studying at college as part of your school time table, makes it easier when the time comes for the transition from school to further learning or employment.
Over the last 5 years we have had between 400 and 500 pupils from S3 to S6 attending our courses every year.
Whilst attending courses at college your attendance and progress is monitored and reported back to your school, as part of your normal curriculum.
Our Foundation Apprenticeship Coordinator, Kevin Lamont, explains what a Foundation Apprenticeship is - and gives us the inside scoop of what his job entails.
We caught up with Perth College UHI Business Lecturer, Caroline McCall, to find out how her FA Business Skills students got on when learning outside of the classroom!