Qualification for Work Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 4

Developing your practical and interpersonal skills in preparation for future work roles.


Why take this course?

This course is aimed at learners with some additional learning support needs. You will be given the opportunity to select one entry level vocational qualification, which you will complete whilst you build and develop your general Core Skills.

A work experience placement is also built into the curriculum to ensure that upon completion of the course, you are well prepared to progress to further study or move directly into employment.

What you will experience

Your core skills will be developed throughout the course through classroom learning, work experience and in the completion of a National Progression Award (NPA) in Enterprise and Employability.

In addition, you will choose one from the following vocational qualifications:

  • NPA Bakery
  • SVQ1 Horticulture
  • SVQ1 Retail
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Hospitality
  • People & Society Award
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Key facts

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those who have already completed the Preparation for Work course and are capable of working at SCQF Level 3/4. It is also suitable for those who have demonstrated work-ready skills whilst attending the School Links programme.

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 completion of this course you can progress to employment, further full-time courses and/or activities in the community.



Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
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
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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: www.nescol.ac.uk, 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.