West Lothian College is situated in Livingston, strategically placed between the economic centres of Glasgow and Edinburgh. It 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; 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.
Opening in summer 2023, the ECOHOUSE is a development of two semi-detached houses that will provide students with a state of the art training facility that supports the development of skills, knowledge and practical experience in sustainable construction as well as efficient and effective renewable energies.
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 Childhood Practice; Professional Cookery; Computing; Engineering; Construction; Sport and Fitness; Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy; Creative Industries; and Business and Management.
Courtesy of West Lothian College