Your future starts here.


Do you want to work in a rapidly changing industry incorporating new technologies and helping to shape the world around us? Building schools, homes, hospitals and other infrastructure ensures skills are in demand. A range of new and exciting career opportunities are also available as the construction sector plays an important part in energy transition, adopting low carbon solutions and driving energy efficiency in homes and businesses.

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

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Scottish construction companies reporting vacancies due to skills shortages¹

Career opportunities

Architectural Technician, BIM Technician, Bricklayer, Building Services Technician, Building Surveyor, Construction Manager, Construction Supervisor, Joiner, Painter and Decorator, Planner, Plumber, Quantity Surveyor and Site Manager.


Extra construction jobs in Scotland by 2030 relating to energy efficiency projects²

Where you can study

From replica home heating systems and circuit rigs for plumbing and electrical engineering students, to full scale interiors in the painting and decorating department and joinery and brickwork workshops, Altens and Fraserburgh campuses provide realistic training spaces that bring the construction disciplines to life.

Study Construction in Aberdeen

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

Our Aberdeen Altens Campus houses many of the engineering, construction and automotive courses on offer.

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Study Construction 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: ClimateXChange for the Scottish Government
² Source: ClimateXChange for the Scottish Government