Get Ahead Programme - GAP

What is special about this course?

This course is run in partnership with Highland Secondary Schools. The programme is designed primarily for school pupils who are planning to leave school at Christmas. Students attend college three days a week from September to  December whilst continuing to attend school or work placement for the other two days. The course is designed to help prepare students for employment or for future study at college.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Firstly discuss the course with your school guidance teacher. On completion of an application form you will be invited to the college for an interview.

The programme contains some SQA modules and also practical skillsets which allow students to gain insight into a variety of different college courses and areas of possible employment.

How will I study my course?

  • Day release

How long will my course last?

September - December

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • January start courses at entry level
  • Employment.

Is there more information available online?

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This is a course for pupils currently in school.  Applications for this course should be made through through the Schools Application process only.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College 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.

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