Further information on what happens after successfully completing your College course
When it comes to leaving College and moving on – whether that is to continue with your education elsewhere or at university, or whether you are progressing directly into work – North East Scotland College has various arrangements in place to ensure you have the support you need.
On completing your course at North East Scotland College, you may decide that university is the next step for you. Depending on the course you have studied, you could gain direct entry into year two or three of a degree programme. This is something that many students aspire to, so the College has developed strong links with universities across the Scotland.
Getting into Work
Many students progress to work or further education upon completion of a course at North East Scotland College, but there are lots of other options you can consider.
Keep in Touch
We urge past students to keep in touch and update us on further achievements. If you have something you’d like to share then please let us know – it could be anything from securing employment, completing a university degree, winning a competition or award or returning to College!
A Gap Year is an excellent opportunity to develop your personal skills and can be a positive and life-changing experience. It should be well-planned and well thought out, structured and relevant to your future plans. If successful, it can help inform decisions relevant to your future career.
Ensure that you research your options, are aware of possible costs involved and seek advice on the suitability and reliability of the companies offering Gap Year opportunities. Useful websites include:
Year Out Group
Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship
“To any other girls who are thinking of a career in construction: stick with it! NESCol will give you skills for a lifelong career as well as the opportunity to explore creatively.”
Media, Communication & TV
HND Creative Industries: TV
“I have grown as a person. I loved my time at NESCol, being around like minded people, collaborating with them and focusing on my passion. “
HNC Complementary Therapies graduates
Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
HNC Complementary Therapies
The first group of HNC Complementary Therapies students graduated from NESCol.
HND Acting & Performance
“I really enjoyed my time at NESCol. It really made me focus my sights on a career path in screen acting and I am confident that the skills I have developed at college have given me a great start. “
“I would encourage anyone who feels they have outgrown school to apply for NESCol. If you feel too mature for a school environment but perhaps too young for university, give yourself the experience of further education.”
HNC Mechanical Engineering
“It’s given me a recognised qualification for progressing my career in the industry.”
Shell Engineering Scheme
“Studying at NESCol definitely helped me get my job – every day I put into practice things I learned at college.”
HNC Electrical Engineering
“I had a great experience at the College and thought the lecturers and facilities were excellent so when I had the opportunity to return through my employer it was a no brainer.”
HND Media & Communications
“The HND is an excellent hands-on grounding in Media & Communications and has taught me so much about the industry. As well as learning the theory, the course allows you to gain practical experience which is invaluable for progressing your career.”