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

Get a closer look at some of our subject areas to help you decide which one is right for you!

Focus on NESCol

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

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

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