North East Scotland College was formed in November 2013 when Aberdeen College and Banff and Buchan College merged. It has three main campuses: City, Altens and Fraserburgh.
A fourth campus, Aberdeen Clinterty, is used exclusively as the ASET International Oil and Gas Training Academy Engineering Training Centre. There is also the Scottish Maritime Academy at Peterhead.
There are two community learning centres at Ellon and Inverurie.
The college teaches over 500 courses to around 21,000 students.
Courses and subjects
The college runs courses leading to a range of qualifications including NC, SVQ, HNC, HND, as well as a range of professional qualifications.
Courses are taught in a wide range of subject areas: Art, Design and Photography; Automotive; Business and Management; Care; Computing; Construction; Engineering; ESOL; Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies; Maritime; Media, Communication and TV; Music, Sound Production and Drama; Professional Cookery, Hospitality and Events Management; Science; Social Sciences; Sport, Fitness and Uniformed Services; and Travel and Tourism.
Facilities and services
Specialist training facilities include hair and beauty salons, restaurants, TV, radio and recording studios, drama theatre and an automotive, construction and engineering centre. The City Campus also has the Digital Skills Space (formerly the IT Centre). Fitness facilities are available at the three main campuses.
Student support and guidance is available throughout the college.
The Scottish Maritime Academy at Peterhead is a nautical centre of excellence, providing specialist training and qualifications for those already in or looking to enter a marine-based career.
Courtesy of North East Scotland College