College to host Open Day at Broch campus

North East Scotland College in Fraserburgh.
North East Scotland College in Fraserburgh.

North East Scotland College is set to host Open Days across the region during the month of November.

The College’s Fraserburgh Campus event will be held on Thursday, November 13, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm while the Aberdeen Campuses will open their doors to the public on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm.

Both days provide an excellent opportunity for those considering applying for a place on a course starting in 2015 to come along to see for themselves the excellent facilities on offer across the College.

Teaching staff will be on-hand to answer questions and show visitors around the Fraserburgh Campus on Henderson Road and the College’s Aberdeen City Campus (on Gallowgate), Altens Campus (Hareness Road) and Craibstone Campus (on the SRUC site, just off the A96).

At the Fraserburgh and Aberdeen City Campuses, in addition to general guidance and funding advisers, a representative from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will be available to answer questions on funding for HNC and HND level courses.

Information and advice will also be available for those interested in part-time and self-study courses and for employers looking to develop their staff.

A free shuttle bus will be available on Saturday, November 8, to take visitors on a return trip from the City Campus to Altens and Craibstone.

Commenting, Rhonda Fraser, Head of Marketing and PR at North East Scotland College, said: “The Open Day will give visitors and potential students the opportunity to see the fantastic resources North East Scotland College has to offer, as well as the opportunity to speak to lecturers about the range of courses available.

“We understand that going to college can be a huge decision, whether you’re a school leaver, already working and looking to up-skill, a parent who has more time for themselves now the children have grown up, or are looking to try a new profession.

“North East Scotland College has a range of courses across our campuses, from non-advanced to HND level, with excellent articulation routes into a number of universities across Scotland.

“In today’s challenging economic environment, having the right qualification is vital and gives individuals the tools they need to realise their ambitions.”

Subject areas taught at the College’s Fraserburgh campus are as follows: Art and Design (including Floristry); Automotive and Construction; Business and Management (including Accounting and Travel and Tourism); Care (including Childcare, Health and Social Care, Nursing); Computing and IT; Engineering; ESOL; Hair and Beauty; Learning Opportunities; Professional Cookery and Hospitality; Social Sciences; and Sport and Fitness.