North East Scotland College

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North East Scotland College 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.

The college teaches over 500 courses to around 20,000 full time and part time 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 & Photography; Automotive; Business & Management; Care; Computing; Construction; Engineering; English & Languages; Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies; Maritime; Media, Communication & TV; Music, Sound Production & Drama; Professional Cookery, Hospitality & Events Management; Science; Social Sciences; Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services; Supported Programmes; and Travel & Tourism.

The college has formal articulation routes with the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and many other universities across Scotland, providing opportunities to progress to degree study.

Facilities and services

Aberdeen Altens features a training restaurant with views of the sea, construction and automotive workshops, engineering workrooms and a state of the art fitness suite. 

At the City Campus you'll find The Basement Studio Theatre, the Gate 63 training restaurant, a range of salon and spa facilities as well as science labs, fitness facilities, photography studios and a green screen TV studio.

The Fraserburgh campus is home to the Future Zone, where you'll find workshops featuring robotics, 3D printing and virtual reality equipment. The campus also features childcare facilities, hair and beauty salons and a training restaurant. 

Student support and guidance is available throughout the college.


The Scottish Maritime Academy at Peterhead is a nautical centre of excellence, providing specialist fishing and Merchant Navy courses.


Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General

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Contact Details

Gallowgate Centre
Aberdeen City
AB25 1BN

Aberdeen Altens Campus

Hareness Road
AB12 3LE

Aberdeen City Campus

AB25 1BN

Fraserburgh Campus

Henderson Road
AB43 9GA

Off campus


Scottish Maritime Academy

South Road
AB42 2UP
01779 476204