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 National Certificates (NCs) and National Qualifications (NQs) to Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are available and there are agreements 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; 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; Maths, English and Languages; Motor Vehicle; Nursing; Professional Cookery; Sciences; Social Sciences; Sport and Fitness; and Travel and Tourism.
Facilities and services
Facilities available include a well stocked library, café, coffee bar, shop, sports club, hair and beauty training salon 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, child care, study support and personal issues.
The college is renowned for a number of key specialisms in:
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