Your future starts here.


People are at the heart of a career in care. Whether you are hoping to work in the child, health or social care field, every day will be spent making a difference to the lives of others.

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As well as a host of full-time courses, we also offer part-time and distance learning in Care where you can study at a location near you or choose to study online.

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Of NESCol care students achieving SCQF Level 7 moved to work or further study¹

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I want to let people know if they are a bit scared or worried about going to college, there’s so much help and support available. It’s a really nice place to study. It will be so worthwhile — I’m so happy I did it.”

Haley Robertson

Haley studied a non-advanced course followed by HNC Social Services at NESCol. She then progressed directly into the second year of BA Social Work at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Career opportunities


Childcare Support Worker, Childhood Practitioner, Childminder, Education Support Assistant, Nursery Manager and Senior Childhood Practitioner.


Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Nursing, Health Care Support Worker, Occupational Therapist and Paramedic Practice.

Social Care

Care Home Manager, Criminal Justice Support Worker, Social Care Assistant, Social Work Assistant and Social Worker.


Working in social work, social care and early years care in Scotland²


Of employers reported having not enough qualified applicants for vacancies³

Where you can study

Did you know we have a replica of a care ward at our City Campus, complete with hospital beds and specialist mannequins? Fraserburgh Campus also has dedicated health and social care facilities, with childcare areas also featuring materials and learning tools that help students make the transition from classroom to the workplace seamlessly.

Study Care in Aberdeen

  • 4,500+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 4 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

Our Aberdeen City Campus is situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.

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Study Care in Fraserburgh

  • 950+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 2 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

The bright and modern Fraserburgh Campus provides a fantastic environment for NESCol students, staff and visitors.

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Study part-time

Part-time courses are offered at locations throughout the region.

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What our students think

In autumn 2023, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (88% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.

98% Of full-time students believe they are treated fairly
"NESCol is a fair, kind, welcoming environment, with friendly and supportive staff. I love coming here."
97% Of full-time students are satisfied with their course
"NESCol helped me gain my confidence again after a huge gap in my studies."
96% Of full-time students enjoyed attending College

Student stories

Don’t take our word for it!

Find out what our students think about studying at NESCol

Get in touch

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries.

Contact the team directly by calling 01224 612330, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing Student advisors are also available on LiveChat when the chat icon appears at the bottom of our website.

¹ Source: Scottish Funding Council
² Source: Scottish Social Services Council
³ Source: Scottish Social Services Council / Care Inspectorate