Aberdeen Altens Campus
Find out about study, sport and recreation facilities at Aberdeen Altens Campus, as well as important resources for information and support.
About Altens Campus
Our Aberdeen Altens Campus houses many of the engineering, construction and automotive courses on offer, and is perfectly situated at the beginning of a main arterial transport route to Stonehaven and the South.
The building has been designed and landscaped to provide lots of social areas, which are vital to the life of any modern educational campus, and the main building incorporates a wide variety of CO2-reducing measures.
The Campus is home to construction and automotive workshops, engineering workrooms, a top floor restaurant offering views out to the sea, a state-of-the-art fitness suite and more!
See below for more information on the study and leisure facilities, and the information and support facilities available at the Aberdeen Altens Campus.
The College runs a bus to our Altens Campus to and from Aberdeen City Centre (excluding holiday periods).
Face coverings should be worn while travelling on our transport unless an exemption applies.
Information & Support
Our friendly staff at the Aberdeen Altens Campus are in place to welcome you to the building, help you find your way around and help with any questions or queries you might have.
Our staff are dedicated to helping you make the most of your studying, so can assist with anything from IT queries and finding information, to how to access resources.
Sport & Fitness
Promoting the health, well-being and fitness of staff and students.
Where to Eat
Take a break at one of the places to relax, eat and drink at Aberdeen Altens Campus.
Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:15pm
Study at Aberdeen Altens Campus
Don’t take our word for it! Find out what our students think about studying at NESCol.
“When you go into hairdressing at first it may seem very easy. Although you don’t need qualifications it is so much harder than it looks. It’s commitment, it’s hard work, it’s remembering, it’s being creative, it’s always knowing what you want as a finished look. As long as you are prepared for this then I would encourage anyone to go for it.”
“Apart from the obvious of learning how to deal with people professionally, it has also helped me on a personal level with my own self-confidence.”
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
“As a mature student and a home owner I have been able to work and learn at the same time – if I had returned to full time education then I would have struggled financially. I came away from school with few qualifications and didn’t think that I would go back into education. I always wanted to, but never really had the confidence. This has shown me that I have a huge potential for learning and it’s given me more interest to pick up learning again in the future.”
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
“For me the benefits of an apprenticeship are that you get hands-on practical experience compared to someone studying at Uni. I’m also earning a wage rather than racking up debt.”
“I wanted a qualification that would prove and support my ability. I chose Logistics Operations as this is the largest part of the role I carry out. I left school and worked my way up so it’s really nice to have a qualification that proves I’m competent in this area.”
“I would love to extend my knowledge of the transport industry in the future – perhaps extra courses or learning on the job. There’s lots of exciting possibilities. From my experience I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship. You gain a qualification at the end of it and there’s all the help and support around you to make sure you succeed.”
Warehousing Modern Apprenticeship
“There have been things that I didn’t think I needed to learn about that I have learnt about! It’s helped my day job dramatically – I now feel a lot more confident in what I’m doing. “
Joinery Apprenticeship (CITB)
“The beauty of a construction apprenticeship it is you can join from school, so you are earning at 16. By the time you’re 20 you’re on a full time wage compared to university which is 4 years, and then you have a traineeship.”
Electrical Installation – SECTT
“When I was looking for work I tried office jobs but knew that that just wasn’t for me. When I saw the electrical apprenticeship position advertised with Aberdeenshire Council I applied and was lucky enough to be chosen.”
Media, Communication & TV
HND Advertising & PR
“I would 100% recommend NESCol. First and foremost for the obvious academic reasons and achieving a qualification. But also for being a stepping stone to lead to other opportunities, professionally and personally. It’s an environment where you’re supported and encouraged to make your own success. With the right attitude and the help of the staff and your peers, you can make that happen. “