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 and 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; English and Languages; Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies; Highers & National Qualifications; 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 The Salon at the Fraserburgh campus and the in:tuition salon at Aberdeen City. There are also restaurants, TV, radio and recording studios, a 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.


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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 Community Campus

Crichie Cottage
West Church Lane
AB51 3SW

Off campus


Scottish Maritime Academy

South Road
AB42 2UP