Funding for these free courses is limited so unfortunately we can’t offer everyone who applies a place. We have now filled all available places for January entry to our Short Courses. If you would like to be the first to be notified of any additional spaces, or future intakes, please fill out the Application Form to submit your details.
The Admissions Team will get back to you about your application as soon as possible.
How much time do I need to complete a course?
To successfully complete your course, you will need to commit to up to 200 hours of study in 14 weeks. That’s two or three hours per day (over five days) or one to two full day(s) a week, including studying and working on assessments. You can manage your study time flexibly around your other commitments.
What do I get at the end of the course?
On successful completion of your course and assessments, you will receive written confirmation that you have been awarded 20 SCQF credits at Level 11.
These courses do not constitute a full postgraduate qualification. Your 20 credits show the level that you have studied and been assessed at. The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) can be accessed here, and descriptors of the different levels can be accessed here.
Will I need to attend classes on campus?
No, you’ll study the course online, using our easy to access online portal. However, you’ll be able to visit our campuses and libraries if you choose to.
All the resources and materials you’ll need for your course will be available online.
Will I receive a student ID for Edinburgh Napier University?
Yes, once you have matriculated (completed registration for your course) you will receive a student ID. This will show your student number, photo and library barcode.
As a matriculated student, you will accept our University T&Cs as well as being eligible for student discounts and offers.
Can I study for more than one short course?
No, only one short course can be studied at a time. Students must complete a course before being considered for another course
Are there assessments?
To successfully complete your courses, you will need to achieve a ‘pass’ in all course assessments. Specific assessment requirements are detailed on each course page.
Can current Edinburgh Napier Students apply?
Students who are currently matriculated on an Edinburgh Napier University programme may apply for a place on these short courses. However, they may not use credit gained by completing one of our short courses towards their existing award.
Can credit from ‘Short Courses’ be used towards degree programmes?
Where appropriate, credit successfully gained through the completion of our short courses may be used as recognition of prior learning to support entry onto Edinburgh Napier University degree programmes, or could be used to support an application for exemption from one or more specific module(s) within Edinburgh Napier University programmes.