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College & University

Applying for college and university

Use the course choice tool on My World of Work to search for options. It offers information on the latest college, university and training places in Scotland.

Ready to apply for college?

There’s a lot of competition for college courses, but My World of Work can help. You can find out how and when to apply, then follow the tips to make your application stand out from the crowd. Here are some pointers to get you started:

1. Have a look at the five important things to find out here before you apply.

2. Take a look at the tutorial for writing a personal statement.

3. When completing your application form, take a look at mistakes to avoid.

4. If you have a college interview lined up, find out what to expect and how to impress.

It’s also worth checking with the college (or colleges) you're applying to and find out what their process is.

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Remember your Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser is on hand at school to talk to you about your options.

Ready to apply for university?

From finding the right course to perfecting a UCAS personal statement, My World of Work can help you create a winning UCAS application.

If you’re filling in your UCAS application form, here are five things you need to double check:

1. Your personal statement

2. Spelling and grammar

3. Your referee

4. Your details

5. Course choices

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