Preparing to Work SCQF Level 3

What is special about this course?

This full time course is ideal for young adults looking to learn skills to prepare you for work or further study. You will gain a College Certificate at SCQF Level 3 on successful completion.

You will study 3 days per week and go on a residential trip is as part of the course.

After this course there may be the opportunity of further study on another college course, or you may move onto employment or supported employment.

Special features:

  • You will have both a lecturer and support worker in all of your classes
  • You will build your confidence and teamworking skills
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake work placements · You will have the opportunity to study some SCQF Level 4 units
  • Small class sizes means an enhanced experience

The course will include work experience and a 3-day residential trip.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Course content may include:

  • Travel and Tourism: Scotland
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Self in Community
  • Core Skills
  • Self and Work
  • Work Experience
  • Science
  • Drama
  • DIY
  • Sport
  • Office Practice
  • Hospitality
  • Horticulture
  • History
  • Residential

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

1 to 3 years (depending on individual progression)

9am - 4pm

3 days per week

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Following this course there may be the opportunity of further study on another college course or you may move onto employment or supported employment.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.