South Lanarkshire College alongside colleges from all over Scotland has come together with one voice – to encourage potential students to highlight the importance of Scotland’s colleges and why they should Choose College. Here’s a few reasons why….
College is for everyone
One in five 18-to-19 year-olds choose a full-time college course. And while 41% of students are 16-24 years old, 44% are over 25 – so, if you’re looking to retrain or upskill you probably won’t be the oldest in the class! And a unique aspect of the college experience is the unrivalled support students receive.
The skills and qualifications you need
Recent research shows that 95% of college graduates move onto a job or higher learning. In fact, 40% of college leavers move onto university. And many colleges deliver degree courses too, so college students can choose college to get their degree.
Employers across Scotland can access training in colleges to fill skills gaps, upskill and retrain their workforce and thousands of people are studying at college as part of their occupation.
Get the work experience employers want
Scotland’s colleges are renowned for strong partnerships with businesses and industries. Colleges are Scotland’s biggest provider of Modern Apprenticeships, and they work with businesses to shape the curriculum. That puts college students way ahead when it comes to obtaining real skills for real jobs.
Flexibility, funding and earn while you learn
You can choose to learn full time, part time, or through distance learning, and you can even combine your learning with your school, family, or workplace commitments.
Colleges offer hundreds of options and pathways, from starter courses to vocational training and apprenticeships, through to higher education and degree qualifications. Professional qualifications are on offer too, plus online courses to help your job and career prospects.
And you’ll have a great range of funding options to support you while you learn, including bursaries, discretionary grants and funding to cover childcare costs. But don’t worry, your local college will help you with all the information and support you need to get the right funding.