A disabled journalism student has been told he will miss out on a qualification at the end of his course because he is unable to take shorthand.
Kyle Gunn, left, who has cerebral palsy, had been told he will walk away without a higher national diploma in practical journalism even if he spends the next two years studying the course at Glasgow Clyde College.
Kyle, 19, says he has been informed of the decision by the Scottish Qualification Authority, which awards the HND.
His lecturers have written to the SQA, asking it to reconsider.
“I already do a lot of my work electronically, so I don’t understand why there is such a big issue about this. I know a lot of other journalists and some have said they don’t have shorthand.
“It’s not that I am unable to learn it, this is something I cannot help. Journalism is something that I really want to do. It seems really unfair that I would study for a HND for two years and not come away with the qualification.”
An SQA spokesman said: “We do not discuss individual candidates or their circumstances.”