West Lothian College

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West Lothian College, strategically placed between the economic centres of Glasgow and Edinburgh, welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and helps them realise their ambitions across a range of subjects and disciplines.

The college provides learning opportunities for around 8,000 full time, part time and distance learning students each academic year.

Courses and subjects

A range of courses from NC and NQ to HND and degree are available. There are articulation arrangements with several universities to allow entry to year 2 or 3 of a degree course.

The range of subjects on offer includes: Accounting and Finance; Art and Design; Assisted Programmes; Automotive; Beauty Therapy; Business and Management; Childhood Practice; Computing and Cyber Security; Construction and Civil Engineering; Creative Media and Communications Engineering; ESOL; Hairdressing; Health and Social Care; Hospitality; Maths, English and Languages; Nursing; Professional Cookery; Sciences; Social Sciences; and Sport and Fitness.

Facilities and services

Facilities available include a well stocked library, café, coffee bar, shop, sports club, hair and beauty training salon, fully functioning mechanics garage and a training restaurant, which has an excellent reputation with the public.

The Student Advice Centre staff provide guidance and assistance on a number of areas, including finances, childcare, study support and personal issues.


In 2018 the college was awarded the prestigious STEM-Assured Standard by the New Engineering Foundation (NEF).

The  college is renowned for a number of key specialisms including STEM; Childhood Practice; Professional Cookery; Computing; Engineering; Construction; Sport and Fitness; Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy; Creative Industries; and Business and Management.

The Scottish Ambulance Service has teamed up with West Lothian College to promote a new Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in health and social care for staff working at their Mobile Testing Units (MTUs).


Courtesy of West Lothian College

Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General

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Contact Details

Almondvale Crescent
West Lothian
EH54 7EP

01506 418181