Welcome to West College Scotland’s Schools Vocational Programme; we are delighted that you are considering coming to study at our College. If you are unsure of what you want to do when you leave school, then read on... The courses we offer are ideal if you want to explore subjects and possible career choices which you may not have had the opportunity to study at school. Our courses are designed to give you a whole new learning experience which is different from your school learning. We aim to help you develop new skills relevant to future employment in the wider world and to give you the opportunity to progress to further or higher education, so that you achieve your ambitions. We look forward to welcoming you to West College Scotland.
HIGHER ACCOUNTING Course Outline The Course aims to build on the knowledge; understanding and information handling skills gained in National 5 Accounting or, for some learners, can act as an introduction to accounting and the world of finance. The main purpose of the Course is to enable learners to understand, and make use of, financial information so that they can prepare accounting statements and analyse, interpret and report on an organisation’s financial performance. A main feature of this Course is the development of numeracy and thinking skills. Entry Level Recommended National 5 Accounting Course or relevant component Units National 5 Mathematics Course Course Content The Course combines practical and theoretical aspects of learning related to accounting, and will allow learners to use ICT through tackling both computer-based and paper-based tasks. Accounting relates to many aspects of everyday life, and therefore gives learners experiences which are topical and which develop skills for learning, life and work. The Course encourages learners to think logically and to apply accounting principles in their everyday lives, thereby supporting their personal financial awareness. Mandatory Units Unit H1YP 76: Preparing Financial Accounting Information (Higher) Unit H1YR 76: Preparing Management Accounting Information (Higher) Unit H1YS 76: Analysing Accounting Information (Higher) Progression This Course or its Units may provide progression to: HNC Accounting or Accounting degrees at University Further study, employment and/ or training Interview There will be a one to one interview with the Accounting Team for this Course. Key Facts Location Clydebank Campus Level SCQF Level 6 Day Wednesday and Friday Time 1:30pm - 4:00pm 022
FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Course Outline This Foundation Apprenticeship is designed to provide students with the software design and programming skills to write and maintain computer applications, to create websites and to successfully define customer requirements and take them from initiation to final product. In addition to formal college tuition, time will be devoted to work related experience including work placements, work shadowing, industry visits and work related training. Entry Level Recommended Students should have a proven interest in at least one of the following areas: programming, software development, apps design or website creation and design. A minimum of four passes including English and either Maths or Computing at Standard Grade Credit level or equivalent is required for entry. Course Content The following level 6 units will be studied during the first year of the course. Computing: Applications Development Computing: Authoring a Website Software Design and Development The following units will be studied during the second year of the course. Event Driven Programming or Object Oriented Programming Investigating and Defining Customer Requirements for IT & Telecoms systems Data Modelling 1 Progression On satisfactory completion the programme, students will have the opportunity of progressing to our HNC/D programme in Software Development. This course leads directly to third year entry at University on completion of the HND. Interview A successful interview with college staff and a good school reference will be required before a place is offered on the course. Key Facts Location Clydebank Campus Level SCQF Level 5 Day Tuesday and Thursday This is a 2 year programme Time 1:30pm - 4:00pm www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk 023