National 5s

SCQF level 5 equivalent.


Maritime Skills

Course consists of 5 units covering a wide range of maritime skills and knowledge.

This course is both practical and theoretical and is an excellent grounding for the maritime industry.

Maximum in class 15.


Coastal Navigation

Navigation builds on the short chart-work module in Skills for Work.

This is an ideal course for those new to Maritime Studies or those wishing to continue from Skills for Work, and has been a launch pad for a number of previous students who have gone on to sponsored officer training.

Although classroom-based, we include practical boat work and by the end of the course students can bring a boat to a point at sea from co-ordinates.


Skills for Work in Engineering

This National 5 course provides a basis for progression into Further Education or for moving directly into training.

The course develops generic and practical skills, knowledge and understanding and employability skills.

It focuses on the broad areas of Mechanical, Fabrication, Electrical, Electronic, Maintenance, and on an element of Design and Manufacture.

At SCQF level 5, learners work alone or with others on straightforward tasks with support.

Candidates would be expected to have a minimum of 4 National 4s.

Maximum 8 in class.


NPA Games Design and Security

This course is designed to get learners looking at the design, development and rollout of games.

Students get the opportunity to play and evaluate various consoles, games and interfaces. Each student gets the opportunity to create a game using industry leading software, involving the drawing and animation of their own graphics.

In addition, students will be given the chance to investigate forensic technologies relating to cyber crime and how this can be put to use by law enforcement agencies.

Maximum 12 in class.



The National 5 Psychology Course enables learners to use appropriate psychological concepts, theories, research methods and evidence to investigate and explain human behaviour in a range of contexts.

Evening class.