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.
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.
Of NESCol care students achieving SCQF Level 7 moved to work or further study¹
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 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).
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.
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.
What our students think
In autumn 2021, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (86% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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