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Part-time study

Study at a location near you with daytime, evening and weekend options.

From personal or professional development to leisure courses such as cookery, creative writing, floristry, joinery and podcasting.

Courses are typically run at campuses and learning centres or are a blend of online and classroom delivery.

Choose from:

  • Aberdeen Altens Campus
  • Aberdeen City Campus
  • Ellon Learning Centre
  • Fraserburgh Campus
  • Inverurie – watch this space, we have some exciting news!


Can’t find what you are looking for?

Get in touch and if we have enough interest to run a course we’ll set one up. Contact part-timelearning@nescol.ac.uk

Our online guide shows you what we offer, where and when. Take a look and shortlist the courses you are interested in.  

Then check out the dedicated course web pages for more information and to book your place.

View courses here



Creative writing:

Cake decoration:

Podcasting & digital marketing:


Flavours of the world:


Funding options for part-time courses include:

  • Individual Training Account (ITA)
  • SAAS Part-Time Fee Grant
  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
  • Remission of Fees (Fee Waiver)

You can contact a student advisor to discuss your options based on your individual circumstances. Email: studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk

Find out more

If you are part of a community group or organisation which would benefit from training in a particular subject we can come to you. Alternatively we can deliver a tailor-made course for you in one of many learning centres across the region.

Contact Joy Aiken or call 07540 417 314

If you are a business then the Flexible Workforce Development Fund offers funded training for vocational training up to £15,000.