Find out about the study and leisure facilities at our Fraserburgh Campus, as well as important resources for information and support
About Fraserburgh Campus
A variety of subjects are studied at Fraserburgh Campus, with many different full-time and part-time options. Art, floristry, business, engineering, science, welding and care are just a few of the different subjects you can choose from!
Fraserburgh Campus is well served by public transport links, with regular buses to and from the area. Student, visitor and staff parking is available on campus, and via on-street parking close by.
The College provides buses to our Fraserburgh Campus operating from a number of locations including Buckie, Ellon, Huntly, Inverurie, Peterhead and Turriff. These services run subject to demand, and therefore may change from time to time. Please check if a service is running in your area before your course starts – if in doubt, you can call the College for an update.
Please note that a charge is made for bus transport unless you are in receipt of a bursary and meet the conditions required for travelling expenses. In this case your transport will be funded from your bursary.
*Please note that due to road closures in Ellon, the Market Street pick up will be replaced by a temporary bus stop on Station Road.
Face coverings should be worn while travelling on our transport unless an exemption applies.
Fitness Suite & Nursery
Hair & Beauty Salons
Information & Support
Our friendly staff at Fraserburgh 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.
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!
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
The building has been designed and landscaped to provide lots of social areas, which are vital to the life of any modern educational campus.
Where to Eat
For staff and students there are a number of places to eat and drink on campus:
- The Wallace Restaurant
- The Refectory
- The Mezzanine
- The Cafe
Study at Fraserburgh 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. “