North East Scotland College

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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.

Courses and subjects

The college runs courses leading to a range of qualifications including NC, SVQ, HNC, HND and PDA, as well as a range of professional qualifications.

Courses are taught in a wide range of subject areas: Art, Design and Photography; Assisted Learning; Automotive; Construction; Business and Management; Care; Computing; Engineering; ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages); Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies; Media, Communications and TV; Music, Sound Production and Drama; Professional Cookery, Hospitality and Events Management; Science; Social Sciences; Sport, Fitness and Uniformed Services; 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 Aberdeen City, Altens and Fraserburgh 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.


Career Sectors

Administration and Management General


Human Resource Management

Public Services Administration

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Contact Details

Gallowgate Centre
Aberdeen City
AB25 1BN

Aberdeen Altens Campus

Hareness Road
AB12 3LE

Aberdeen City Campus

AB25 1BN

Ellon Learning Centre

Ellon Academy Annex
AB41 9JS

Fraserburgh Campus

Henderson Road
AB43 9GA

Inverurie Learning Centre

Crichie Cottage
AB51 3SW

Macduff Learning Centre

Old Fife Street School
AB44 1XR

Off campus


Scottish Maritime Academy