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We have places still available across our curriculum areas, in all three of our main campuses in Aberdeen City, Altens and Fraserburgh.

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Whether considering next steps after school, preparing to learn additional skills, embarking on a career change or simply looking to try something different – there has never been a better time to Start Your Story at NESCol.

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Student Stories

What’s it like studying at NESCol? It is an amazing place to build your confidence, gain new skills, and open doors to an exciting future.

We provide an engaging, supportive and friendly atmosphere, as well as a wide range of courses, qualifications and progression routes to employment or further study.

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our students have to say.

Guy Ingerson

Guy Ingerson

Business & Management

HND Advertising & PR

“The course provides you the skills to communicate whatever it is that you’re trying to sell. It’s been fantastic. It gives you a really supportive environment – especially if you are coming back into the world of education from work. That’s the route that I took and it’s been really fantastic in that regard. But if you’re a school leaver as well, College gives you practical skills alongside the theory that you’re learning, so even if you decide not to go to uni, you’ve got those skills there and you can utilise them to go into work. It’s really, really valuable in that way.”

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Jo Reynolds

Jo Reynolds

Art, Design & Photography

HND Photography

“The lecturers have got such diverse photography experience and they love sharing their own experience and work they’ve done… We really get a chance to sample all aspects of photography at NESCol. I also really like the facilities. The college has got their own studios, they’ve got so much different equipment, and they’ve got a dark room. So I get to experience all those things without buying the equipment.”

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Lyn Taylor

Lyn Taylor

Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services

Level 3 Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science

NC Applied Science

“College has given me confidence to try challenging things out of my comfort zone. It’s better to try something and reach your full potential. I wouldn’t have considered working with children before or had the confidence to look at university degrees to consider applying for in the future. College has made me truly happy about my future and optimistic I can succeed and achieve things even at my age.”

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Prospectus 2021-22

Part Time & Distance Learning

An engaging and rewarding College experience

What will 2021/22 look like at NESCol, given the challenges Coronavirus has presented to schools, Colleges and universities this year?

We will be sharing full details very soon on how the College year will run – but we do know that an engaging, exciting experience awaits for students signing up to start this summer.

A blend of learning at our state of the art facilities and online through our Virtual Learning Environment will be at the heart of a busy and productive year for all.

At NESCol we follow the latest Scottish Government guidance in relation to Coronavirus, ensuring the College community is protected. The health, safety and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors is our number one priority.