Your future starts here.


Come and join a fast-paced environment, which is continuously changing and evolving to meet the demands of the growing computing industry. Our courses help develop your character and skill set, expanding your creativity, communication and problem-solving abilities as well as your technical skills.

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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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Of Scottish technology firms expect to grow¹

person - Shay McGillivray - wearing graduation robes

Shay McGillivray

HND Technologies in Business

This course gave Shay knowledge and skills that are vital for running a business including cyber resilience, e-commerce solutions and social media as well as a solid grounding in business operations, technology and project management.

Shay studied NC Computing with Digital Media and HND Technologies in Business at NESCol and is now working in the family business.

Career opportunities

Computing Technologies

Business Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, Data Management, Forensic Analyst, IT Management, Network Engineer, Penetration Tester, Security Analyst and Technology Consultancy.

Interactive Computing

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


Already employed in Scotland's technology 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

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: ScotlandIS
² Source: Scottish Government