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; Beauty Therapy; Business and Management; Childhood Practice and Early Education; Computing; Construction; Counselling; Creative Industries; Digital Media; Electrical Engineering; Engineering; ESOL; Events; Hairdressing; Health and Social Care; Hospitality; Languages; Mathematics; Motor Vehicle; Nursing; Photography; Professional Cookery; Retail; STEM; Sciences; Social Sciences; Sport and Fitness; and Tourism.


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  Children’s Hearings Scotland Learning Academy was officially launched in the college in October 2018.



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Contact Details

Almondvale Crescent
West Lothian
EH54 7EP

01506 418181