SCQF levels explained
Our Highland Senior Phase programmes are certified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. We use the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (interactive map), below, and SCQF levels, to explain the level of difficulty of a programme.
Apply for an access level course
Access level - Equivalent of a National 1 or National 2 and intended for pupils looking to take the first small steps into college life.
Apply for a level 4 course
For pupils capable of studying at National 4 level or who have completed National 4 study.
Apply for a level 5 programme
For pupils who have successefully studied at National 4 level and ready to study at National 5 level.
Apply for a level 6 course
For pupils who have successfully completed National 5 study and are ready to study at level 6, the equivalent of a Higher.
Apply for a level 7 course
For pupils in S6 only who have successfully studied at Higher level. Level 7 is equivalent to an Advanced Higher, Higher National Certificate, or first year of a degree programme.
At Inverness College UHI, our courses are designed so you can progress right up the qualifications ladder. You can start with one of our popular senior phase programmes and when you leave school, progress to full-time study at a higher level!