Welcome to your Schools-College course

Welcome to the Schools-College programme. This page will tell you all you need to know before you get started.

Getting started

Welcome to the Schools-College programme. By now, you should have received your offer letter from your school.


The letter has your Student ID number (8 digit number) on it. Your student number is used to complete enrolment onto your chosen Schools-College course. If you haven’t already done so please complete this enrolment form.

Once you have enrolled on a Schools-College course you will gain access to online College systems such as MyNESCol and Office 365. Please see our easy guide for logging into NESCol systems to get started.

Code of Commitment

Included in your offer letter was the link to the ‘Code of Commitment’ form to be completed by all pupils joining us on the Schools-College programme. If you have not already done so, please complete the Code of Commitment form.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Do you have PPE for your course? Find out which courses require PPE.

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Useful information

In order to make your transition to College as easy as possible, we’ve pulled together some useful information and links to help you get started.

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Schools-College Welcome Guide

Our Schools-College guide is packed full of useful information about student life at NESCol.

Schools-College Welcome Guide

Accessing MyNESCol

MyNESCol is the Virtual Learning Environment system used in the College, where you can find useful information and access your courses and latest NESCol updates online.

MyNESCol will be the main platform your lecturers will use to make resources available to you for coursework, assessments and feedback.

Please see our MyNESCol guide for help logging on to MyNESCol.

Your College Campus

We have number of modern campuses and learning centres spread throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

If you’re worried about navigating our campuses when you attend classes, don’t worry — we’ll make sure you get to your class during induction and you’ll be able to find your way around in no time. We also have some campus maps to help you while you get used to college life.

Schools-College programme


For more information on Schools-College activity across Aberdeen City and Shire, please contact:

Telephone 01224 612393
Email schools@nescol.ac.uk

Information for Parents

If your child is applying to take a Schools-College programme course whilst continuing at school, it is important that they are supported by you in fully engaging with the course.

Information for Parents

Information for Guidance Teachers

If you are supporting a young person applying for a Schools-College 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.

Information for Guidance Teachers

Foundation Apprenticeships

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.

Learn more about Foundation Apprenticeships