The following North East Scotland College (NESCol) school-link courses are available to senior pupils in all Aberdeenshire schools and in some cases also to pupils from schools in Aberdeen City.

  • Where more than venue/date/time is shown these are options for the same course.
  • If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places for any course then a NESCol selection process will be required.
  • NESCol may not proceed with running a course if there is insufficient uptake to make a class viable.
  • Click on the title of each course to take you to the information page on the NESCol website.
  • Closing date for all applications is Friday 22nd March.  Applications can be made from the course information pages linked here on NESCol website but should be discussed with your Pastoral Care teacher in the first instance.
SCQF
Level 7
PDA Politics – Level 7
·         Aberdeen: Friday 0900 – 1200
 
SCQF
Level 6
Higher Computing Science
·         Aberdeen: Tue & Thu 1400 – 1630
Higher Psychology
·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 1400 – 1700
·         Ellon: Wednesday 0900 – 1200
SCQF
Level 6
NPA Level 6 Exercise & Fitness Leadership
·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Aberdeen: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445
 NPA Level 6 Musical Theatre
·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
SCQF
Level 6
SQA Units at SCQF 6 Creative Textiles and Garment Manufacture
·         Aberdeen: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630
SQA Units at SCQF 6 Intro to Fashion Business
·         Aberdeen: Tue & Thu 1400 – 1630
SCQF
Level 5
Skills for Work National 5 Engineering
·         Ellon: Wednesday 0915 – 1445
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445
Skills for Work National 5 Girls in Energy
·         Banff Ac: Friday 0900 – 1420
·         Fraserburgh Ac: TBC
·         Gordon Schools: Friday 0905 – 1545
·         Mintlaw Ac: Thursday 0830 – 1225
·         Peterhead Ac: Monday 0830 – 1310
·         Turriff Ac: Wednesday 0850 – 1500
SCQF
Level 5
Skills for Work National 5 Health Sector

·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

Skills for Work National 5 Construction Crafts

·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630

SCQF
Level 5
Skills for Work Nat 5 Early Education & Childcare

·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

Skills for Work National 5 Laboratory Science

·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

SCQF
Level 5
Skills for Work National 5 Hospitality

·         Aberdeen: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

Skills for Work National 5 Maritime

·         Peterhead: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630
·         Peterhead: Friday 0915 – 1445

SCQF
Level 5
NPA Level 5 Photography
·         Ellon: Wednesday 0900 – 1200
NPA Level 5 Digital Media

·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630

SCQF
Level 5
National 5 Computing Science

·         Ellon: Wednesday 0900 – 1450
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

Skills for Work National 5 Travel and Tourism

·         Aberdeen: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630

SCQF
Level 5
City & Guilds: Level 1 Hair and Beauty

·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445
only for pupils who have already completed 1 year on either beauty or hairdressing course

 
SCQF
Level 4
City & Guilds: Introduction to Vehicle Technology

·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

City & Guilds: Level 1 Beauty Therapy

·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

SCQF
Level 4
City & Guilds: Level 1 Hairdressing

·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

Skills for Work Nat 4 Early Education & Childcare

·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630

SCQF
Level 4
Skills for Work Nat 4 Uniformed Services

·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445

STEM College Certificate Course

·         Aberdeen: Tue & Thu 1400 – 1630
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0915 – 1445
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1630

SCQF
Level 3
Preparation for Work Supported Learning

·         Aberdeen: Friday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Thursday 1000 – 1500

 

 

Foundation Apprenticeships
NESCol also offer the following selection of 12 Foundation Apprenticeships for pupils. These are either 2-year courses suitable for pupils entering S5 who also intend staying on at school through S6 or 1-year courses which are suitable for S6 pupils only due to the time commitment out of school. In the 2-year model, courses in S5 are mainly college based whilst the S6 element will have a strong focus on work-based learning and include extended work placements complemented by college work whilst the 1-year model combines both the academic and work placement elements with a greater time demand.  All Foundation Apprenticeships are at SCQF Level 6.

General information about Foundation Apprenticeships is available at this link.
The information directly related to each option is available by clicking the title of the course.

SCQF
Level 6
FA Accountancy (1 year model only)
·         Aberdeen: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
plus one full day on work placement
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0850 – 1600
plus one full day on work placement
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
plus one full day on work placement
 FA Business (1 year model only)
·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 1400 – 1700
plus one full day on work placement
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
plus one full day on work placement
SCQF
Level 6
FA Children and Young People (1 or 2 year models)
·         Aberdeen: Tue & Thu 1400 – 1700
·         Fraserburgh: Wednesday 0850 – 1600
FA Civil Engineering (2 yr model only)
·         Aberdeen: Tue & Thu 1400 – 1700
SCQF
Level 6
FA Creative and Digital Media (1 or 2 year models)
·         Aberdeen: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
·         Aberdeen: Tue & Thu 1400 – 1700
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
FA Engineering – Electrical (2 yr model only)
·         Aberdeen: Tue & Thu 1330 – 1630
SCQF
Level 6
FA Engineering – Mechanical (2 yr model only)
·         Aberdeen: Wednesday 0930 – 1530
·         Fraserburgh: Friday 0850 – 1545
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
FA Food and Drink Technologies (1 or 2 year models)
·         Aberdeen: TBC
SCQF
Level 6
FA IT Hardware/System Support (1 or 2 year models)
·         Aberdeen: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
FA IT Software Development (1 or 2 year models)
·         Aberdeen: TBC
SCQF
Level 6
FA Scientific Technologies (Lab Skills) (1 or 2 year models)
·         Aberdeen: Tue & Thu 1400 – 1700
·         Fraserburgh: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700
FA Social Services and Healthcare (1 or 2 year models)
·         Aberdeen: Mon & Wed 1400 – 1700