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Courses

Our full course listing can now be found at www.nescol.ac.uk/courses

North East Scotland College is proud to work in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council to provide Senior School pupils across the region with opportunities to participate in a range of courses delivered by College staff in schools and College centres.

The School College Links programme offers a wide range of SQA and City and Guilds accredited qualifications ranging from SCQF Level 3 to 6.

These courses are available to pupils in S4 and above as part of their normal school timetable and offer an opportunity to gain a valuable SQA or City and Guilds Qualification whilst enjoying a different learning experience.

The focus of the School College Links Programme is to support pupils in achieving their full potential for future study or employment through the development of core and essential skills. Through participation in the School College Links Programme school pupils will be introduced to concepts that support future employability and experience teaching styles used in Further and Higher Education.

View the full range of courses available to school pupils in Academic Year 15–16 here

What are 'Full-time' Courses?
A typical full-time course will require you to spend at least 20 hours a week at college over a 38 week period each year. They are offered in a number of different levels starting from an introductory level (e.g. Introduction to Social Sciences) to a Higher National Diploma (e.g. HND Social Sciences)

What are 'Part-time' Courses?
Part-time courses come in all shapes and sizes. They can be vocational or just for fun, taught in a college centre or in a number of community locations. They are offered during the day and in the evening and some are offered at weekends. The one thing that they have in common is that they are all taught courses.

What are 'Self Study' Courses?
These courses are ideal if you are unable to attend conventional classes due to work, time or distance constraints. They cover a wide range of subjects and are offered at different levels. For most, tutor support is available, some may also require you to attend a class - or tutorial, but you will be expected to work on your own and submit work when required.

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