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Part-time study

Study at a location near you with daytime, evening and weekend options. Choose from courses for personal or professional development or for fun.

Courses can be booked for yourself or you through your employer. They are typically run at campuses and learning centres or are a blend of online and classroom delivery.

Book for 2022-2023

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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.

Email the part-time learning team



Our Campuses

  • Aberdeen Altens Campus
  • Aberdeen City Campus
  • Fraserburgh Campus
  • Scottish Maritime Academy

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

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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


Did you know that the Flexible Workforce Development Fund offers funded training for vocational training up to £15,000?

If booking a place on a course for an employee you can choose to book online or through completing an  Employer Booking Form (EBF)

View the online guide in the Courses section and then go to the dedicated course web pages for course content and booking options.

If a course is available to book online the option book ‘For your employee(s)’ will appear. This will then take you through to either sign in as an employer, or register for an employer account.

If this option does not appear you will be asked to contact the Student Advice Centre as pre- entry guidance may be required prior to proceeding with your application.



Lisa Shaw

Lisa Shaw

Modern Apprenticeship

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

“As a mature student and a home owner I have been able to work and learn at the same time – if I had returned to full time education then I would have struggled financially. I came away from school with few qualifications and didn’t think that I would go back into education. I always wanted to, but never really had the confidence. This has shown me that I have a huge potential for learning and it’s given me more interest to pick up learning again in the future.”

Read more about Lisa's story