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Trainer Spotlight: West College Scotland

With almost 6,000 live course listings currently available, SkillSeeder can help you find the perfect training opportunity. We work with a broad range of highly regarded and credible colleges, independent training providers and skilled experts across the UK, who offer the very best in training. As the end of 2022 approaches, you may be considering your options for the year ahead? To provide some inspiration, we thought we would shine a light on some of the excellent organisations and trainers that SkillSeeder works with and the latest opportunities they have for those looking to learn new skills. This week, we are featuring West College Scotland - a further and higher education college. They pride themselves on being modern, ambitious and innovative with their ethos being apply, learn, achieve. They currently have over 70 courses listed with us on the Skillseeder website!

On the 1st August 2013 Clydebank college, Reid Kerr college in Paisley and James Watt College in Greenock merged together to become West College Scotland. They are one of the biggest educational institutions in the country with 21,500 students and 1,200 members of staff.

Who can join?

Anyone! At West college Scotland there are several ways you can learn with them making it a super accessible college. There are completely online courses meaning that you fit it around your current commitments. They have four different campuses in west Scotland; Greenock, Clydebank, Waterfront, Paisley, and they are all easily accessible via public transport. If you are looking to join the college from a different part of the country, they have procedures in place to help you find suitable accommodations once you have been accepted onto a course.

Types of Study As well as their extensive list of courses, there are also various options of study to suit your needs. You can study full-time, part-time, in the evening and online. This is designed to help students get a job, keep a job, advance their career opportunities, as well as help business with their training needs.

Health & Wellbeing

West College Scotland has the wellbeing of the community at the heart of what they do. They want to ensure that both students and staff thrive under their environment which is why they have Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategies in place.

With innovation being a focus of the college, they have created a digital strategy to ensure that they are able to provide the vest best educational experience for their students. They are aware that since the Covid-19 Pandemic, there has been a shift in approach to how learning/training is delivered. The implementation of their digital strategy resulted in the college winning both the Herald’s ‘Diversity Award’ and ‘Digital Transformation Award’ last year. You can read more about their digital strategy here.

If you are interested in becoming a West College Scotland student, they provide several support services to help make your experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Some of their services are:

· A online and Traditional Library

· Free counselling

· Enabling services for those who have addition support needs, disability or a specific learning difficulty

· Gies a break wellbeing Café

· Help for young carers and unpaid carers

· Free sanitary products at all their campus locations

Keen to find out more about the courses that West College Scotland have to offer? We have made it easy to find their latest courses through the SkillSeeder website. Simply search for West College Scotland! Find out more The college are also running open days in January. Find out more about their full-time, part-time and evening courses as well as apprenticeships, learning support and funding!

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