Short Courses

Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE)

A flexible, part-time study programme.

The Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) is a flexible, part-time study programme which allows students to earn a nationally recognised university qualification in subjects they are interested in.

To be eligible for the Cert HE award, students must take credit-bearing Short Courses at the Centre for Open Learning (COL), and successfully acquire 120 credits at the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) Level 7, which is typically equivalent to the level of Year 1 undergraduate courses.

Cert HE Update - COVID-19

Important Cert HE COVID-19 updates.

New Cert HE Applicants

Information for new Cert HE applicants.

Existing Cert HE Students

Information for current students on the Cert HE.

Credit Study Guides

More detailed information on credit study.