Your future starts here.


Start an exciting career in one of Scotland’s fastest growing industries. Our computing courses feature the latest software and trends to equip you with digital skills relevant for the tech sector of today and the future.

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

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1 in 10

job vacancies in Scotland are in the technology sector¹

Rebecca Clements

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I’ve had a passion for computing from a very young age. I decided when my son was starting school that it was the best time to go back and follow a dream I had put on hold.”

Rebecca Clements

Rebecca completed HND Web Development (including Digital Design and Development) at NESCol in 2019. Fast forward five years, and she’s now running a very successful digital marketing business!

Career opportunities

Computing Technologies

Business Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Forensic Analyst, IT Manager, Network Engineer, Penetration Tester, Security Analyst and Technology Consultant.

Interactive Computing

App Developer, Digital Content Editor, Digital Designer, Digital Marketing Executive, Game Designer, Game Developer, Software Developer, Web Content Editor and Web Developer.


already employed in Scotland's tech sector²

Where you can study

Dedicated, enthusiastic and industry experienced teaching staff guide students through their chosen course. Comprehensive online resources, engaging classroom sessions and innovative practical experiences are used to provide a springboard to future careers. Our nurturing learning environment and supportive approach aims to get the best out of every individual and ensure NESCol students fulfil their potential in employment and life.

Study computing 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 computing 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

Scott Duncan

Scott (29) completed his HND Digital Design & Development (Games Development) at NESCol in June 2022 and has already started work in his dream job! Scott has moved to Leamington…

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Martin Meszaros

Martin Meszaros was presented with the SQA Award for Aberdeen City Campus at the recent NESCol Graduation Ceremonies. His lecturer said, “As well as being a top student, Martin is…

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Shay McGillivray

Shay (19) graduated with HND Technologies in Business and both he and his family are delighted with his achievements.  Shay first came to NESCol to study on a non-advanced course…

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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: Skills Development Scotland
² Source: Skills Development Scotland