Progression to Universities, Art Schools & Industry
Cardonald College Glasgow has strong ‘articulation’ links with universities and art schools across the country. Articulation means progression from one course to another; usually used when referring to progression routes from college to a degree programme at university or art school.
Our strong links with sector skills councils and industry enable us to teach the skills needed in the world of work. Our links with employers often lead to work placements for our students.
Formal Articulation Routes
Many of our articulation routes are formally agreed. This means that following successful completion of an HNC/HND course at Cardonald you are guaranteed entry onto a degree course at a university or art school. Locally, we have formal articulation links with Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow School of Art, see below for examples.
- HNC Electronics to 2nd year BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University
- HND Fashion Textiles to 3rd year BA Design Textiles at Glasgow School of Art
We also have an articulation agreement with the Open University. The agreement enables Cardonald students with sufficent credits at SVQ or HN level (see table below) to progress on to Bachelor of Arts Open or Bachelor of Science Open degree.
For more information, vist the Open University.
Informal Articulation Routes
We also have many informal articulation routes that can allow entry into Year 1, Year 2 or possibly even Year 3 of a relevant degree programme. Admission to a degree course and the year of entry is based on the merit of each individual student and is at the discretion of the university.
Access to University Courses
We run two SWAP Access to University courses at the College; Access to Humanities and Access to Health & Biological Science. Both these courses offer an alternative route to Higher Education and are aimed at people returning to education with no/few or out-of-date qualifications. Successful completion of the one-year access courses leads directly into 1st year of various degree courses at University of Glasgow, Strathclyde University, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland.
Formal Training Agreements
Formal training agreements enable you to get hands-on, practical experience in your chosen industry. Our HND Practical Journalism course has a formal training agreement with the Herald and Times Group, which ensures guaranteed work placements, published work, and the potential of paid shifts and a training certificate for our journalism students. The College also works with companies including Jacobs Engineering and Gas Safety Measurements to offer free and paid work placements for students.
Advice & Support
Over the years, our staff have built strong relationships with universities and art schools enabling them to offer advice on which course is suitable for you and what is needed to achieve successful entry. Staff are here to help with the UCAS process and, in some areas, lecturers will take students to open days and careers events. For many of our students, staff help has been invaluable. In 2009, HND Jewellery student, Joanna Bletcher was accepted into 4th year of BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing at the prestigious Duncan of Jordanstone Art School.
Commenting, Joanna said: “It’s really unusual to get a place at this level so I was over the moon that my hard work has paid off, however, I couldn’t have gotten where I am today without Cardonald and I’m really excited for what the future holds.”