General Education (Highers/Intermediates 1 and 2)
- SubjectHighers/Intermediates 1 and 2
- QualificationNational Qualification
- Study methodsFull-time
- Course contactAdministrator
0141 272 0646
For APPLICATION enquiries- call the
Admissions team on 0141 272 3186
**DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS ALREADY RECEIVED, WE HAVE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE**General Education (Highers/Intermediates 1 and 2)
Selection interviews will begin immediately after the Easter holidays.
The School of General Education programme consists of a wide range of subjects - offered at Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, and Higher level.
Successful applicants will study for 17 hours per week (full-time): their timetables made up of subjects chosen to meet their individual needs - whether this be employment aims or university/college entrance.
All prospective students will be offered advice and guidance in making their subject choices and in being placed on the correct levels of study. Students who wish to study part-time in the evenings can apply for Higher English, Maths or Human Biology. More information on Evening Highers
We would ask you to fill out your application form as fully as possible to help us in the process of selecting candidates for interview.
Please note: A fully detailed application form is much more likely to result in an interview.
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Each subject usually consists of three Units, plus there is an exam for all levels at Intermediate 1 and above. Each of the Units counts as a qualification in its own right (National Units), so even if candidates do not complete the whole course, they will still get credit for the Units successfully achieved.
After admission, every General Education student is offered a programme of ongoing guidance and support in order to assist retention, achievement and successful progression.
In addition, the College offers a high level of support for students who may have concerns relating to study or may have issues that could impact on their learning. Student Support will work with any student who has a disability or learning need to ensure that their experience at Cardonald is positive. The specific section in the prospectus will give details of how to apply for support and the types of assistive technology available.
Fees & FundingThere are no course fees for full-time UK/EU students. All full-time students are invited to apply for means tested bursary funding to cover living, travel and course expenses. Students may be required to pay course expenses if they do not receive a bursary. For further information visit our Information & Advice Centre.
For fee paying students, day Highers cost £230 per subject. Evening Highers cost £145. (Please note this is the 2012/13 cost. The 2013/14 costs will be available soon.) You could be eligible for an Individual Learning Account (ILA) of up to £200 each year to cover your course fees. Please enquire at least three weeks prior to starting your course if you wish to access these funds. A fee waiver may also be available, dependant on your financial circumstance.
(Please note these are the 2012/13 cost. The 2013/14 costs will be available soon.)
N.B. In Block 2, *All General Education classes will run only if there are sufficient numbers of applications. Cardonald College Glasgow reserves the right to add or remove subjects according to demand.
- Intermediate 1 level subjects may be accessible with no qualifications
- Intermediate 2 subjects require Standard Grades levels 3 and 4
- Highers require Standard Grades 1 and 2, and/or Intermediate 2s at A or B.
If English is not your first language, you must be able to demonstrate English language skills equivalent to IELTS 5, or have two ESOL Units at Intermediate 2 level.
Please fill out your application form as fully as possible to help us in the process of selecting candidates for interview (fully detailed applications are more likely to result in invitation to interview).
NQ vocational courses; Intermediate 2 or Higher level study; HN courses; University or employment.