Gateway to Science

Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 weeks (August to January)

Course Full

Would building your qualifications and skills help you to achieve your career ambitions?

Gateway to Science is a short full-time course that focuses on achieving the relevant unit qualifications in communications and National 4 Maths and Science subjects, that will prepare you for progressing to science courses in the college.

You will develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to support successful transition to the Introduction to Science course in January.

What will I learn?

In addition to academic qualifications, you will: 

  • Gain the necessary skills for further study.
  • Learn about learning and about what can help you to learn 
  • Develop your meta-skills and prepare for success and further study, such as basic research, learning theories and strategies, study skills, personal wellbeing, resiliency and coping strategies.
  • Get support from the right people to discover your career options, vocational options and how to get there
  • Develop digital literacy skills
  • Get a positive destination to move on to at the end of the course

You will learn:

  • Maths expressions and formula and mathematical relationships Level 4
  • Science for a Successful Scotland SCQF Level 6
  • Biotechnological industries Level 4
  • Communications Level 4
  • Learning about learning – learning styles, growth mindset and study skills
  • Wellbeing Award SQA Level 4
  • Coping strategies and building resilience in your mental health for study
  • Preparing for success and further study

Entry requirements (minimum)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Applicants will attend an interview as part of the selection process which will concentrate on:

  • Readiness to study towards SCQF Level 4 qualifications
  • Core Skills Profiling

Employer and industry links

You will complete work placements and develop your knowledge of career paths and employment opportunities.

Jobs and further study

If you successfully complete this course, you are guaranteed an interview for progression to a Level 5 Science course in your preferred vocational area at Glasgow Clyde College.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply, you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Selection will be by meeting minimum entry requirements, attending an information session followed by an interview and assessment of qualifications plus evidence of residency.
  • The process will consist of an information session, interview and if required a skills test. Proof of qualifications and residency must be supplied before an offer can be made.
  • Interviews will take place within four weeks of applying.
  • You will be informed of the outcome of the interview within 10 working days. You will be contacted by email unless you have informed the interviewer of another method you would like to be contacted by.
  • Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
  • If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information on student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104