Senior School College options in S5 & S6

In addition to the courses available in school, pupils in S5 & S6 can also opt for a college course as one of their courses. There is a vast array of courses available on offer and the details are below. 

Most courses take place on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 

Pupils can apply for a place on one of Glasgow City Council’s Senior Phase courses. These courses typically run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Senior Phase programme offers pupils a fantastic array of courses that will be relevant to almost every intended post-school pathway. The courses offer the chance to combine study in school and at college and the opportunity to work with pupils from school across Glasgow. There is a mixture of vocational and academic courses on offer as well as a variety of course levels from SCQF 1 –  7.

Pupils would substitute one of their four school options for a Senior Phase course. If pupils are interested in any of these courses, they should speak to their Head of House as soon as possible.

These courses have been developed by SDS and the Sector Skills Council.  Foundation Apprenticeships can take two years to complete but some are available in a one year model for S6 pupils and the one year options are listed below. Foundation Apprenticeships are awarded at Higher level and are accepted as college and university level entrance qualification at B grade.

Glasgow’s three colleges have formed a consortium to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships and these are proving to be very popular options with S5 and S6 pupils from across Glasgow.

Options for S5 to study for a Foundation Apprenticeship over two years :

  • Accountancy
  • Business Skills
  • Civil Engineering
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Engineering Systems
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Drink Technologies
  • Hardware and Systems Support
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Scientific Technologies
  • Social Services – Children and Young People
  • Social Services – Healthcare
  • Software Development

Options for S6 pupils to study for a Foundation Apprenticeship over one year:

  • Business Skills
  • Civil Engineering
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Engineering Systems
  • Financial Services
  • Hardware and Systems Support
  • Scientific Technologies
  • Social Services – Children and Young People
  • Social Services – Healthcare

Glasgow Clyde College also offers a range of courses for senior pupils in addition to the offer made as part of the Senior Phase courses.  The majority of these take place on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and are available from N5 – AH level.  Pupils can find information on these courses on the Course Choice page of the school website.  Anyone interested in one of these courses should speak to Ms McDade.

Is a college option for me? 

You will enjoy this option if: 

  • you are interested in a subject we cannot offer in school
  • you enjoy working with new people
  • you would like to experience what it is like to study at college before you leave school
  • you enjoy working in teams
  • you enjoy practical learning activities