The University of Abertay Dundee has re-launched its popular AHEAD programme, aimed at providing access to a University education for individuals who do not hold the traditional entry qualifications.
Would-be undergraduates who have been out of education for three or more years can attend twice weekly evening classes, which run for a year, and teach key study skills and other transferable skills such as communication, IT and numeracy. Individuals chose a specialist subject that they are interested in from Science, Social Science, Computing, Business, Health or Sports Science.
AHEAD coordinator Dr Jason Annetts said: “There are many people who would like to improve their current employment opportunities by gaining a degree but when you have been out of the ‘learning loop’ for a long time, the thought of starting education again can be intimidating. AHEAD builds up study skills, information literacy, IT & numeracy skills and knowledge learning methods and importantly, installs confidence in returning learners.”
“The evening classes mean that individuals can usually continue with their current job whilst getting a taste for higher education. The AHEAD qualification itself is attractive to employers and should enhance the employability of those who take part. It has been an extremely successful programme in the past and we are delighted to be offering it again.”
AHEAD starts in September this year and applications are now open. Please contact Abertay’s Student Recruitment Office on (01382) 308000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
AHEAD students graduate with 60 credits at SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) Level 6 which is equivalent to Higher Grade.