Welcome to the S5 Resource page! We’ve got lots of information and resources to support you with choosing your Higher Education and post school goals. 

We will discuss your goals with you individually, either in school or via a phone call. If you have any questions, head to the bottom of the page for our contact details.

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Exploring your options

Is there a subject you are interested in studying further? Or do you have a career goal in mind and will need certain qualifications to reach it?

Have a look at the UCAS Subject Guide for more details on subject areas.

The My World of Work Career Explorer, Planitplus Career Areas and Prospects Career Profiles are all great places to explore various careers to see if they are for you. My WoW includes a helpful guide to typical qualifications needed for each career.

What level course?

The SCQF framework allows you to compare qualification levels and plan your own ‘learner journey’ for Higher Education. Have a look at the introductory video and some example learner journeys and use the Interactive Framework and Case Studies to find out more.


Articulation is a pathway between full time HN courses at college such as an HNC or HND into degree at university, which have been formally identified and agreed between the college and the university.  It’s based on the fact that HNCs and HNDs are at SCQF Levels 7 and 8, the same as years 1 and 2 of a degree.

This means that you could potentially get direct entry into year 2 of university with an HNC, or direct entry into year 3 at university with an HND.

Find out more about Articulation and the different routes and courses on offer below:

Find Your Campus

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Introduction to Find Your Campus

This video is an introduction to the Find Your Campus Resource created collaboratively by SHEP programmes LIFT OFF and Aspire North.

Scroll down to use the resource.

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Click on the icons to find out about the Higher Education institutions across Scotland.  

Open Days

Register for Open Days (virtual or in person) and keep an eye out for any course or career-specific events at places you like the look of. Many places have email lists that you can sign up to and you’ll be alerted to upcoming events.

Making the most of Open Days

Have questions ready before you go and make sure you ask them!

Making the most of Open Days

Have a look at My WoW's advice on making the most of Open Days or virtual events.
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Achieving your S5 goals

Study Skills

Make the most of any in-school support such as revision sessions and study clubs, or organise your own!

Study Support

Sign up for e-Sgoil's Study Support webinars, or view their recorded ones.
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Thinking ahead to applications


Subject-specific Projects

Contact Us

As much information as this resource contains, we know sometimes you have specific questions that you would like to ask. The LIFT OFF team are here to help and would love to hear from you! 

You can also arrange a meeting to chat with one of the LIFT OFF team. Meetings can be on the phone, in school, or online. Just use the contact form to arrange a meeting. 

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