North East Scotland College can offer a wide range of courses at a variety of levels to pupils in S4 to S6 across Aberdeen City and Shire.
School Links Courses at NESCol
North East Scotland College can offer a wide range of courses at a variety of levels to pupils in S4 to S6 across Aberdeen City and Shire. This gives you the opportunity to experience life as a College student whilst staying on at school, and make more informed decisions regarding your future educational and professional paths. Many courses are delivered within College premises, but some will be delivered within a local school.
Why School Links Courses?
The College’s School Links Programme gives you the opportunity to achieve national qualifications that are valued by employers whilst continuing to study school based courses. Through participation in any of the courses offered through this programme you will develop essential skills for employment and be better prepared for the career pathway of your choice. Courses are completed within the Academic Year whilst you are still at school, and are available across a wide range of interesting and exciting subject areas.
Information for School Pupils
If you don’t feel ready to leave school yet, don’t worry, you can get the best of both worlds! Did you know that as a school pupil in the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence, you can choose to study part-time School College Links course at College and stay on at school for another year?
North East Scotland College has teamed up with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council to ensure that you can access a wide range of part-time College courses as part of your school timetable. These courses include City & Guilds Awards, National Certificates, Skills for Work Awards and Highers.
- Study part-time with us whilst staying on at school through our School College Links Programme;
- Apply for a full-time course of your choice (or if you are a ‘winter school leaver’ apply for Exceptional Entry to a course of your choice);
- Come along to a College Experience taster;
- Enrol on a Foundation Apprenticeship programme.
View our latest NE Scene Magazine Issue 9 – 2019 created by some of our talented Foundation Apprenticeship students!
Information for Guidance Teachers
If you are supporting a young person applying for a School College Links course, it is important to ensure they are aware of the commitment they will be expected to make to the course, and that they are fully supported in the application process.
Designed as a blend of college, school and work–based learning they give young people hands–on learning and practical experience in the world of work.