City of Glasgow College

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City of Glasgow College (or Scotland's first 'Super College') is Scotland's largest technical and professional skills college. It was formed in 2010 when Glasgow Metropolitan College, Central College and Glasgow College of Nautical Studies merged.

The college has a twin site super campus, comprising of the stunning City Campus at Cathedral Street, which opened in August 2016, and the Riverside Campus at Thistle Street, which opened in 2015. These new developments replaced a number of other smaller campuses.

The college teaches over 500 courses and is designed to accommodate up to 40,000 students. Up to 8,000 graduates leave the college each year ready for the world of work, with over 90% of successful students progressing directly to further learning, apprenticeships, or employment.

Courses and subjects
The college offers courses ranging from NC through to advanced courses at HND and degree level. The college works in partnership with a range of universities throughout the UK to provide opportunities for students to progress with their studies. It has specific links with Glasgow Caledonian and Edinburgh Napier universities, and the University of the West of Scotland.

The college teaches a wide range of courses in the following subject areas: Accounting; Administration, HR and Law; Adult Learning and Supported Programmes; Built Environment; Business and Procurement; Computing and Digital Technologies; Construction Crafts; Design Crafts and Graphic Arts; Drama and Creative Writing; Engineering, Energy and Gas; Fine Arts and Photography; First Aid, Hygiene and Safety; Food, Events, Hospitality and Tourism; Hair and Beauty; Health, Social Care and Early Education; Languages; Licensing and Security; Marketing and Retail; Media; Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering; Social Sciences; Sport and Fitness; and Teacher and Training Development.

Facilities and services
The City Campus boasts modern facilities including: TV, radio and photography studios; commercial hair, beauty and nail salon; 16 professional cookery kitchens; modern IT facilities and libraries; training airline cabin; City Market (including fishmonger, baker and butcher) which is open to the public; and a business centre.

The award winning Riverside Campus is the most modern and most technologically advanced maritime campus in the world, and includes a 360-degree shipping simulation suite and state-of-the art nautical chart rooms. It has one of the few STEM Centres of Excellence in Scotland.

The college has cafes, coffee bars and restaurants throughout each of the campuses as well as the fitness suite, CitySport+ at the City Campus.


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Contact Details

City Campus
190 Cathedral Street
G4 0RF

City Campus

190 Cathedral Street
G4 0RF

Off campus


Riverside Campus

21 Thistle Street
G5 9XB