Apply now for courses starting in January 2024

What would you like to study?


2024: Fast forward to your future.

Apply now and start learning something new in January 2024. Our short courses will improve your CV and give you a taster in your favourite subject before you decide to progress further.

Choose full-time courses which are free for Scottish residents; you’ll receive a bursary for living costs if you’re on a low income. Part-time courses will fit around your work, or your job-seeking so your benefits stay unaffected.

Each course lasts 17 weeks so you'll be finished by June.

Find out more and apply here

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Multiply Your Skills

Join one of our FREE short courses and see your skills soar. We can support you to improve your literacy and numeracy, build your budgeting and finance skills, or develop essential life skills.  Find out more

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Studying with us

Taking the first step in a new direction can feel scary, but be assured that our friendly and supportive staff are here for you if you need us - from finding the right course for you, through the challenges of completing your course, to deciding where to go next.

We've pulled together some of the most common topics that every student needs to know about to prepare for their course, take a look through what's in each section.

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I was worried that I might not have support, but it turns out it’s the opposite - there’s plenty of contact between you and the lecturers, it’s all digitalised so I get my work done efficiently and I don’t struggle as much because I have the lecturers on hand.

Lindsay - Computing with Digital Media student

Funding information

The funding available for your course can play a big part when you’re making decisions. Learn about the different types of funds available and find out how we can support you throughout your studies.  

See our subjects

Not sure of the right course for you? If you’ve got an idea of what you’d like to study but need some inspiration or advice on our courses take a look at our subjects page. From here you’ll be able to see all the courses listed in your chosen subject area. 

Find schools and apprenticeship courses

Find out how you can get involved with college whilst still at school. Our schools’ courses and Foundation Apprenticeships can help you gain additional skills and experiences and prepare you for further studies or employment.