Not Sure What to Study?

Throughout our lives we have to make important decisions – one of these decisions is which subject, course and career path to choose!

One of the biggest decisions we face is what to do when we leave school, and what we want to do for a career. You may wonder how to get a good job, how to get back into the job market or how you can change your educational or professional path.

For some the choice is straightforward, but for most, knowing what to do next and how to achieve your goals is no easy task!

Help & Advice

If you have some queries, or would like to discuss your options in more depth with one of our advisers, then please don’t hestiate to get in touch and organise a pre-entry guidance meeting.

Enquiries and appointments can be made by contacting your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk.

Our Open Day events take place twice every year, and are a great opportunity to visit the College campuses and chat to lecturers and curriculum staff, and student support teams, about the opportunities available at North East Scotland College.

Find out more about our Open Days

Our ‘Explore’ options allow you to apply for a general subject area, and then our teams will talk you through your options, both in level of course and course content. They’ll help you make a more informed decision about the right pathway for you and transfer your application to the course you have chosen.

Find out more about our explore options.

Your My World of Work account will help you discover careers which match your skills, interests, education and experience. Tell us about your ambition and we’ll help you find out how you can work towards it. Find out what your strengths are, and how they can help you pick a career that will suit you.

Visit My World of Work.

If you are a parent looking for information, Skills Development Scotland has put together a website with up-to-date statistics on sectors that are set to grow. They’ve highlighted some industries that are on the rise, to help you explore where your child could go.

 Visit My Kid’s Career

What our students say

Julie Ingram

Julie Ingram

Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

Body & Spa Therapies (VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Body & Spa Techniques)

“I think my story shows the diversity a career in Beauty Therapy can offer. Not only can it allow you to travel, work anywhere in the world, but also give you the choice to work in an established salon or set up your own business and become your own boss. The opportunities are endless. It’s such a fun, rewarding career and the job satisfaction from making your client feel better about themselves is priceless. “

Read more about Julie's story
Diane Shearer

Diane Shearer

Art, Design & Photography

HND Fashion & Textiles

“I was so nervous about starting College and felt uncertain about my abilities but NESCol completely changed that. I loved the course, learned so much from my lecturers and it gave me a new found confidence. It’s not easy at times being a busy Mum and juggling study but I have proven I can do it. When I started at NESCol I would never have believed I’d end up studying at a prestigious art school and firmly believe that my time at College has given me an advantage in coping with the demands of a degree. I’d say to any parents out there who feel they want a second chance at education to go for it and grab the opportunity with both hands, it really can change your life. “

 

Read more about Diane's story

Courses

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