Preparation for Work SCQF Level 3

Helping you to identify work or study options that you may want to consider.


Why take this course?

Please note that this course cannot be booked using our online application system, and applications must be made through your school or other education service provider.  For information and advice on the application procedure for this supported learning course, please contact:

Catherine Stollery - (Aberdeen City Campus)
Stuart Anderson - (Fraserburgh Campus)

This course is aimed at school leavers with additional learning needs, who are looking to develop essential skills for employment. The course gives you the chance to try out different vocational areas, whilst building on Core Skills established at school. The course encourages and promotes independent learning, and acts as a fun and diverse introduction to the world of work and further education.

What you will experience

You will experience a range of vocational ‘tasters’ to help identify different employment and study opportunities that you may want to consider. The course will also strengthen your Core Skills and understanding of enterprise whilst you work towards a Personal Development Award and Health & Wellbeing Award.

Student in chef whites serving food

Key facts

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at those with additional learning needs; all applicants should be able to work at a minimum of SCQF Level 2 and have some independent learning skills.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College: 


For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


Please note that this course is not available for online applications. To find out more about booking a place please contact:

Catherine Stollery, Curriculum & Quality Manager Learning Opportunities
Tel: 01224 612600

Aberdeen City Campus

Duration Code
1 Year
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Fraserburgh Campus

Duration Code
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.