New web-app helps students discover their options

Are you a school leaver planning on going to college? Perhaps you are already at college and aspiring towards university? Did you know that college can be a route to university?


The council is supporting the new 'Pathways Web-App' launched today (21 July 2020) which helps students and school leavers to look up further and higher education pathways in one place. It has been developed by the Regional Learner Passport Partnership (RLPP) and supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to make pathways that exist across many colleges and universities easier to understand.

Pathways will:

  • Show you how studying at college can lead to university by displaying articulation routes.
  • Demonstrate how you can progress from a SQA Higher National (HN) qualification to a degree without any loss of time.
  • Help you to choose a degree course which can be studied at your local college in first or second year.
  • Help you to choose a college course which leads on to a degree course at university that you can join in second or third year.


The Regional Learner Passport Partnership (RLPP) comprises of of colleges and universities in the Fife, Edinburgh, Lothians, Borders, Falkirk and Stirling areas.

Excellent resource

Cllr Jim Muirhead, Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Education said: “Some school pupils and students are aware that it is possible to progress from college courses to university but it’s not easy to find information on how to do this. This new web-app will help young people to understand the routes available so they can make decisions about their future. This is an excellent resource much needed by young people at this challenging time.” 

Check it out

21 Jul 2020