West College Scotland was formed in August 2013 from a merger between Clydebank College, James Watt College (Greenock) and Reid Kerr College. Its aim is to create a vibrant and innovative college, with greater choice and better services and facilities for the local communities and wider west region.
The college has three main campuses at Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley. There are 20,000 students and 1,200 staff.
There is also a learning centre based at Ferguslie Park in Paisley.
Courses and subjects
The college offers courses leading to a range of qualifications from NC and NQ through to degrees. Vocational and professional qualifications are also available.
There are over 400 courses to choose from in the following areas: Acting and Technical Theatre; Art, Design, Graphics and Animation; Beauty and Complementary Therapies; Business, Administration and Accounting; Childcare; Computing and Games; Construction and Building Services; Dance; Engineering; English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Hairdressing; Health and Social Care; Highers and National Qualifications; Hospitality and Professional Cookery; Interior Architecture and Architectural Design; Learner Development; Make-Up Artistry; Media, TV and Radio; Motor Vehicle; Music and Music Business; Nursing; Photography; Science; Social Sciences; Sound Production and DJ’ing; Sport and Fitness; and Travel and Tourism.
Facilities and services
There is a range of facilities across the three campuses, including: libraries with PCs and printing services; a bookshop; refectories and cafes; training restaurants; hairdressing and beauty salons; sports facilities; and engineering and construction workshops.
Learner support is available at all campuses and there is an advice centre at Greenock.
Courtesy of West College Scotland