Life After SLC

Life After SLC

We want to help you with your next steps when the time comes for you to move on from SLC

Progression to University

The College has excellent links with local Universities and Higher Education Institutions – in particular, with The University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University, Strathclyde University, The University of Glasgow and The Open University.

HE Institutions produce a prospectus and for many college students wishing to use their HNC/D qualifications may be able to progress directly into second or third year degree level study. Ask in the college Library for a copy of their prospectus.

In May and November, UCAS Higher Education Events are organised for those students thinking of progressing to degree level study. Students who are planning to progress to university must complete the UCAS application before the January deadline to ensure that they enter the UCAS system in time to be offered a place. Failure to meet the deadline will mean that your application will be held until clearing and you may not receive an offer of a place. Speak to the Library staff for further information.

UCAS Widget for Teachers and Advisers

The UCAS widget has been designed to be hosted on your school or college’s website or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to link your students and their parents to important information about higher education and the UCAS application process.

Through simple and intuitive navigation, it’s easy for users to increase their knowledge of the information and advice UCAS has to offer. The content will be reviewed regularly by UCAS so it remains up-to-date and relevant.


University Contact Information

University of the West of Scotland
Tel: 0141 849 4101

Glasgow Caledonian University
Tel: 0141 331 3000

Open University in Scotland
Tel: 0300 303 5303

Glasgow University
Tel: 0141 330 2000

Strathclyde University
Tel: 0141 552 4400


Open University

South Lanarkshire College is working with The Open University in Scotland (OU) to create flexible opportunities for students who wish to progress from their Higher National study to a degree.

The OU’s BA/BSc (Open) degree allows students to choose from a wide range of OU modules tailored to their personal vocational needs. This allows students to either build on the subject areas studied in college or provides the flexibility to develop skills and knowledge in other subject areas.

Students with an HND can transfer up to 240 credits towards the OU’s 360 credit BA/BSc (Open) with Honours. Similarly, a student with an HNC can normally transfer between 90 and 120 credits towards the 300 credit BA/BSc (Open) or the 360 credit BA/BSc (Open) with Honours. Honours degrees in named subjects are also available and further information on credit transfer is available on request.

Find out more information about OU study at

GCU Mentoring Projects

Students on Higher National and SWAP Access programmes who are thinking of progressing to University to complete a degree will be given the opportunity to take part in the GCU mentoring programme which aims to ease the transition from College to University study.

You may also be given the opportunity to participate in organised visits to Universities and HEIs and their transition programmes. As your Course Tutor if you think you might be interested.

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland can give you the advice and guidance you need to get the right job or develop your career. Its web service, My World of Work, provides information about career development, advice on self-employment and self-assessment, part time work, voluntary work and even working abroad.

East Kilbride Careers Centre

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 16:30

EK Work and Training Hub
Unit 57
The Plaza
Town Centre
East Kilbride
G74 1LW
Tel: 01355 225478

Cambuslang Careers Centre

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 16:30

1-15 Main Street
G72 7EX
Tel: 0141 642 0508

Notice Boards

In the Advice Centre, job vacancies and voluntary employment opportunities are posted on the vacancies notice boards, along with information on careers and University Open Day events.

These notice boards are updated regularly.

Careers Library

Careers information packs, careers videos and university prospectuses are available in the Library.

Ask the Library staff for information on making applications through UCAS. You’ll need a password.