As one of the largest providers of vocational education and training in Scotland, NESCol is committed to being at the heart of positive change across all of the communities it serves. The College operates from its three main campuses: Aberdeen City, Aberdeen Altens and Fraserburgh as well as the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead and learning centres in Ellon and Inverurie.

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The College offers a diverse curriculum that is constantly evolving. NESCol works closely with industry partners to ensure the skills required in the jobs market are reflected in the courses offered and in the knowledge and experience built by students. More than 6,000 full-time students en-roll each session and through part-time, distance learning, school-college partnerships and our role in the apprenticeship family NESCol typically serves around 20,000 students every year.

NESCol is a driving force in the evolution of traditional industries as well as fundamental to supporting new and emerging sectors. This includes our role in ensuring a workforce equipped to embrace the opportunities presented by energy transition and other key growth areas for the regional economy.

The College is also proud of its links with the city’s two universities, and work particularly closely with Robert Gordon University to ensure articulation pathways in a range of sectors. NESCol has a diverse study body as the destination for around a third of all pupils leaving school in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire but also caters for those already in employment, focused on upskilling or retraining as well as many who are returning to education.