Virtual Open Day – Nov 2020


Here you can chat to our Student Advice Centre Team using the LiveChat feature or use the email form at the bottom of the page to get in touch with our teaching teams.

Find out more about NESCol courses and facilities, get guidance on applications, funding and travel, and watch a Q&A session designed to give a flavour of College life.

Whether considering next steps after school, preparing to learn additional skills, embarking on a career change or simply looking to try something different – there has never been a better time to Start Your Story at NESCol.


Q&A Session Recording

Missed the live Q&A at the Open Day?

The recording is available now! Hear from a curriculum, support, and student representative about what it’s like to study at NESCol.

On this page....

A range of information and resources to help you Start Your Story with us.

  • The new 2021/22 prospectus has been launched – with everything you need to know about joining us at NESCol.
  • Hear more from our students about their experiences of College and how that has shaped their future plans.
  • Online applications are now open for 2021/22 courses. Our team is available to help with any queries you have.

NESCol’s Student Advice Centre team are waiting to answer your queries on courses, applications and anything related to College life.

If you don’t have time to chat to everyone you want to, complete the course information form at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you with an email response.

2021-2022 Prospectus

View our interactive Full-time Course Prospectus for 2021-2022

Live chat

Live chat with our Student Advice Centre team. Click on the LiveChat icon at the bottom of this page.

Recorded Q&A Session

Miss the event on the 18th Nov? Don’t worry, you can watch it here.

Apply now for 2021-2022

Applications are now open for courses starting 2021.

Find your course

Student Stories

We’re proud of the inspirational stories of our students and their experiences of life at NESCol. Learn more about the way College has helped build confidence, open doors to new opportunities and provide a pathway to exciting futures by watching our video case studies.

From care and computing to social sciences and beauty therapy, we’ve got it covered!

Find out more about the engaging, supportive and friendly atmosphere as well as the wide range of courses, qualifications and progression routes available across our Altens, City and Fraserburgh campuses.

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

Useful Information

Our Campuses

Funding Information

An engaging and rewarding College experience

What will 2021/22 look like at NESCol, given the challenges Coronavirus has presented to schools, Colleges and universities this year?

We may not know exactly how the next College year will run – but we do know that an engaging, exciting experience awaits for students signing up to start next summer.

At NESCol we follow the latest Scottish Government guidance in relation to Coronavirus, ensuring the College community is protected. The health, safety and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors is our number one priority.

This year things have been a little different for students – take a look at our video explaining how the College has adapted to the current circumstances.

Find out more about the current College year at:…/getting-started-at…/welcome/