Frequently Asked Questions

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What is coming to College like?

At first coming to College can be daunting, but don’t worry everyone is in the same position and there is support available to you. Previous pupils have found it to be a positive experience, and enjoy learning at College, or in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to meet pupils from all over Perth and Kinross. Please note, your attendance is monitored and communicated to your school.

How do I get to College?

Transport is arranged for you to ensure you arrive in time for your class and get home at the end of the day.

What support is available at College?

Your lecturer is your first point of contact at the College. The School- College Partnership Team are also available to help with any issues and work closely with your school to ensure everything is running smoothly. At school, your Guidance Teacher and Skills Development Scotland Adviser are available to help as normal.

How valuable are the School-College Partnership courses?

The SCQF Level of the course is indicated in the course information in this booklet. However, the value of coming to College and completing one of these courses goes beyond just the qualification. You will gain other valuable skills including, confidence, communication, teamwork and problem solving - all of which are essential to further study and the world of work.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment usually takes place through different assignments and, in some cases, work-based SVQ units. Your lecturer will make you aware of the assessments you will need to complete throughout the year.

How are the courses certified?

For most courses, the course is shown on your SQA Certificate. Please see the individual course information to confirm the course level.