NEW WEB APP MAKES PATHWAYS THAT EXIST ACROSS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES EASIER TO UNDERSTAND

A new Web App that allows students and school leavers to look up further and higher education pathways in one place launched this week. The advertising, promotion and understanding of learning options are often complex and difficult for pupils, students and advisers to find and navigate. 

The Pathways Web App was developed by the Regional Learner Passport Partnership (RLPP) and supported by the Scottish Funding Council to make pathways that exist across many colleges and universities easier to understand.

In recognition of the many institutions and diverse range of courses, the Pathways Web App was established to promote and create efficient and clear routes to Higher Education in and around Edinburgh and the surrounding South-East Scotland area.

The Pathways Web App makes it clear that it is possible to move from college to university with full credit awarded for prior learning and is a distinctive and much-admired feature of Scottish post-16 education. Now school leavers and students can look up their college and university options in one single place without contacting numerous institutions.

Karen Watt, CEO of the Scottish Funding Council said:

“Moving from college to university where you get credit for prior learning is an incredibly important part of the Scottish education system. This Web App will ensure that regardless of your background and regardless of your start in life, you have an opportunity to have a route to higher education and the opportunity to explore the options that are right for you.”