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Colleges in UK and Courses Offered

Colleges in UK and Courses OfferedFurther education colleges in UK from Scotland. Wales and England offering higher education courses through open learning, distance learning, part-time and full-time study. Apprenticeships, SVQ, certificates, diplomas, undergraduate degree courses.


UK Colleges:  Further education college (Also known as FE Colleges) that provides courses from school age qualifications, adult learning, certificates, undergraduate and postgraduate degree and  apprenticeship training courses. Similar to a US community college.

Some colleges have joint names for college and university such as UHI after the college name, meaning the location of the University of the Highlands and Islands campus. For example Perth College UHI (Perth College University of the Highlands and Islands).


Colleges in UK

Further education colleges offer foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a good selection of subjects .

You can study on a college course in Scotland in a more rural area to a town or city.

In England and Wales many colleges have partnerships with universities offering students credit for prior learning enabling them to complete a degree course following a Higher National Diploma (HND) for example.

Looking at the list of colleges of further education in the UK below you may recognise some of the towns, cities and rural area locations where each campus is located.

As a Scottish person I know you can choose from a town, city, rural or more remote location for your college course studies.

I live in the village of Bankfoot Perthshire and you can sometimes become outnumbered by tractors.

SRUC and NAFC Marine Centre UHI are similar more rural locations providing good opportunities for outdoor and waters sports adventures on your doorstep, that is when you are not studying.

Majority of students choose to study at their local college, although may require to relocate to another area for the college course of your choice if it is less common or location dependent, such as agriculture studies.


Below are a list of colleges from Scotland, colleges in Wales, colleges in London and colleges in England


List of Colleges in Scotland

Dundee and Angus College   https://dundeeandangus.ac.uk

Argyll College UHI      https://www.argyll.uhi.ac.uk

Ayrshire College   http://www1.ayrshire.ac.uk       Kilmarnock

Borders College   http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk     Galashiels

City of Glasgow College   http://www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Dumfries and Galloway College www.dumgal.ac.uk     Dumfries

Fife College  http://www.fife.ac.uk

Edinburgh College   http://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk  

Forth Valley College www.forthvalley.ac.uk    Falkirk

Glasgow Clyde College   http://www.glasgowclyde.ac.uk    Glasgow

Glasgow Kelvin College   http://www.northglasgowcollege.ac.uk Glasgow

Inverness College UHI   http://www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk

Jewel & Esk College   http://www.jec.ac.uk    Edinburgh

Leith School of Art     http://www.leithschoolofart.co.uk   Edinburgh

Lews Castle College UHI     http://www.lews.uhi.ac.uk   Stornoway

Moray College UHI    https://www.moray.uhi.ac.uk   Elgin

NAFC Marine Centre UHI   https://www.nafc.uhi.ac.uk    Shetland

New Battle Abbey College    http://www.newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk    Dalkeith

New College Lanarkshire  http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk

Northeast Scotland College   http://www.nescol.ac.uk

North Highland College UHI   http://www.northhighland.uhi.ac.uk  Thurso

Orkney College UHI    http://www.orkney.uhi.ac.uk        Kirkwall

Perth College UHI   http://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk

Sabhal Mor Ostaig   http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk    Isle of Skye

Shetland College UHI    http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk     Lerwick

SRUC under Scotland Universities listings

West College Scotland  http://www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk

West Highland College UHI   http://www.lochaber.uhi.ac.uk/lochaber   Fort William

West Lothian College   http://www.west-lothian.ac.uk   Livingston



What other UK college course study?

Some of the largest colleges have nearly 400 courses to choose from that have faculty subjects in:


Engineering & Energy            Leisure & Lifestyle              Education & Society

Business               Nautical Studies              Creative Industries


Just about all FE colleges offer traditional trade qualifications for the building, care, hospitality, sports and leisure industries.

  • Qualify as 17thedition electrician or plumber
  • HNC in child care or adult care for nursing & care homes
  • HND in hospitality enabling a care in hospitality
  • Sports & leisure coaching qualifications
  • Business course from qualifying as an accountant to degrees in business & management


You could be in a class with people from the local area, Scotland, England and from other countries.

Students attend further education colleges in England, Scotland and Wales from Europe, Philippines and China for a specialist course in accounting (ACCA) or aircraft engineering as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

University students and older learners also take classes at college to gain a C grade and above in English, mathematics and science to further their career or for entry to teacher training towards a teaching career where good academic grades are a must.

UK colleges also continue to offer popular modern apprenticeships for a large number of courses in many industries from retail, business, building, and hospitality and customer service.

Learners attend college one day a week and then train on the job for 4 days.


Apprenticeships training qualification  Modern apprenticeships in training courses in UK are skill qualifications that are nationally recognised by employers.


List of Colleges in Wales

The following is a list and choice of college in Wales offering modes of attendance including: part time, full time, open leaning and distance learning.

Further and higher education as well as sixth form colleges in Wales are listed for degree courses, diploma, certificates, apprenticeships, national vocational qualifications and other qualifications and training.


Barry College www.barry.ac.uk

Bridgend College www.bridgend.ac.uk

Coleg Ceredigion www.ceredigion.ac.uk

Coleg Glan Hafren www.glan-hafren.ac.uk

Coleg Gwent www.coleggwent.ac.uk

Coleg Harlech www.harlech.ac.uk

Coleg Llandrillo Cymru www.llandrillo.ac.uk

Coleg Menai www.menai.ac.uk

Coleg Morgannwq www.morgannwg.ac.uk

Coleg Powys www.coleg-powys.ac.uk

Coleg Sir Gar www.colegsirgar.ac.uk

Deeside College www.deeside.ac.uk

Glamorgan Centre for Art and Design Technology www.pontypridd.ac.uk

Gower College Swansea www.swancoll.ac.uk

Llandrillo College www.llandrillo.ac.uk

Merthyr Tydfil College www.merthyr.ac.uk

Neath Port Talbot College www.nptc.ac.uk

Pembrokeshire College www.pembrokeshire.ac.uk

St David’s Catholic College www.st-davids-coll.ac.uk

Yale College Wrexham www.yale-wrexham.co.uk

Ystrad Mynach College www.ystrad-mynach.ac.uk



List of Colleges in London

Adult Education College for Bexley    http://www.adultedbexley.org

Barking and Dagenham College www.barkingcollege.ac.uk

Barnet College www.barnet.ac.uk

Bexley College   http://www.bexley.ac.uk

Bromley College of Further and Higher Education   http://www.bromley.ac.uk

BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College   http://www.bsix.ac.uk



Capel Manor College   http://www.capel.ac.uk   Enfield

Carshalton College   http://www.carshalton.ac.uk  Sutton

Christ the King Sixth Form College   http://www.ctksfc.ac.uk   Lewisham

City & Islington College   http://www.candi.ac.uk

City Lit   http://www.citylit.ac.uk    Camden

City of Westminster College   http://www.cwc.ac.uk

College of North East London (CONEL)  http://www.conel.ac.uk  Tottenham

College of North West London   http://www.cnwl.ac.uk   Brent

Coulsdon College   http://www.coulsdon.ac.uk   Croydon

Croydon College www.croydon.ac.uk



Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College www.wlc.ac.uk

Enfield College    http://www.enfield.ac.uk



Greenwich Community College   http://www.gcc.ac.uk



Hackney Community College   http://www.hackney.ac.uk

Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute   http://www.hgsi.ac.uk   Barnet

Harrow College   http://www.harrow.ac.uk

Havering College of Further & Higher Education   http://www.havering-college.ac.uk

Havering Sixth Form College   http://www.havering-sfc.ac.uk

Hillcroft College  http://www.hillcroft.ac.uk    Kingston

Holborn College www.holborncollege.ac.uk



John Ruskin College   http://www.johnruskin.ac.uk   Croydon



Kensington & Chelsea College   http://www.kcc.ac.uk  Kensington & Chelsea

Kingston College   http://www.kingston-college.ac.uk



Lambeth College   http://www.lambethcollege.ac.uk

Lewisham College www.lewisham.ac.uk

Leyton Sixth Form College   http://www.leyton.ac.uk   Waltham Forest



Mary Ward Centre   http://www.marywardcentre.ac.uk   Camden

Morley College  http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk   Lambeth

Newham College of Further Education   http://www.newham.ac.uk



Orpington College of Further Education    http://www.orpington.ac.uk



Redbridge College   http://www.redbridge-college.ac.uk

Richmond Adult Community College   http://www.racc.ac.uk

Richmond-upon-Thames College   http://www.richmond-utcoll.ac.uk



Sir George Monoux College  http://www.george-monoux.ac.uk   Waltham Forest

South Thames College   http://www.south-thames.ac.uk  Wandsworth

Southgate College   http://www.southgate.ac.uk   Enfield

Southwark College www.southwark.ac.uk

St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College   http://www.stcharles.ac.uk   Kensington & Chelsea

St Dominic’s Sixth Form College   http://www.stdoms.ac.uk   Harrow

St Francis Xavier 6th Form College    http://www.sfx.ac.uk   Wandsworth

Stanmore College www.stanmore.ac.uk

Tower Hamlets College   http://www.tower.ac.uk

Uxbridge College   http://www.uxbridge.ac.uk  Hillingdon

Waltham Forest College   http://www.waltham.ac.uk

West Thames College www.west-thames.ac.uk

Westminster Adult Education Service   http://www.waes.ac.uk

Westminster Kingsway College www.westking.ac.uk

Woodhouse College http://www.woodhouse.ac.uk    Barnet

Working Men’s College   http://www.wmcollege.ac.uk  Camden



List of Colleges in England   (Outside London)



Amersham and Wycombe College www.amersham.ac.uk

Andover College www.andover.ac.uk

Askham Bryan College www.askham-bryan.ac.uk



Barnsley College www.barnsley.ac.uk

Basford Hall College www.ncn.ac.uk

Bicton College of Agriculture www.bicton.ac.uk

Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies www.bcftcs.ac.uk

Birmingham Metropolitan College www.bmetc.ac.uk

Blackburn College www.blackburn.ac.uk

Blackpool and The Fylde College www.blackpool.ac.uk

Bradford College www.bilk.ac.uk

Bridgewater College www.bridgwater.ac.uk

British School of Osteopathy www.bso.ac.uk

Burnley College www.burnley.ac.uk

Burton Upon Trent College www.burton-college.ac.uk

Bury College www.burycollege.ac.uk



Canterbury College www.canterbury.ac.uk

City College Coventry www.covcollege.ac.uk

City of Bristol College www.cityofbristol.ac.uk

College of West Anglia www.col-westanglia.ac.uk

Cornwall College www.cornwall.ac.uk

Croydon College www.croydon.ac.uk



Doncaster College www.don.ac.uk

Dudley College of Technology www.dudley.ac.uk



East Norfolk Sixth Form College www.enorf.ac.uk

East Surrey College www.esc.ac.uk

Eastleigh College www.eastleigh.ac.uk

European Business School www.ebslondon.ac.uk

European School of Osteopathy www.eso.ac.uk



Farnborough College of Technology www.farn-ct.ac.uk



Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology www.gloscat.ac.uk

Grantham College www.grantham.ac.uk

Guildford College www.guildford.ac.uk



Hartlepool College of Further Education www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk

Henley College www.henley-cov.ac.uk

Heythrop College www.heythrop.ac.uk



Isle of Wight College www.iwightc.ac.uk



Kirklees College www.dewsbury.ac.uk



Leeds College of Music www.lcm.ac.uk

Leicester College www.leicestercollege.ac.uk

Leo Baeck College www.lbc.ac.uk

Liverpool Community College www.liv-coll.ac.uk

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts www.lipa.ac.uk



Manchester College of Arts and Technology www.mancat.ac.uk

Mid Cheshire College www.midchesh.ac.uk



Nescot www.nescot.ac.uk

North East Worcestershire College www.ne-worcs.ac.uk

North Tyneside College www.ntyneside.ac.uk

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College www.nwhc.ac.uk

NorthBrook College www.northbrook.ac.uk

Norwich City College www.ccn.ac.uk



Pembrookeshire College www.pembrookeshire.ac.uk

Peterborough College www.peterborough.ac.uk

Plumpton College www.plumpton.ac.uk



Regents College www.regents.ac.uk

Royal Agriculture College www.royagcol.ac.uk

Royal College of Art www.rca.ac.uk



Sandwell College www.sandwell.ac.uk

Sheffield College www.sheffcol.ac.uk

Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology www.shrewsbury.ac.uk

Solihull College www.solihull.ac.uk

Somerset College www.somerset.ac.uk

South Birmingham College www.sbirmc.ac.uk

South Cheshire College www.s-cheshire.ac.uk

South Kent College www.southkent.ac.uk

South Thames College www.south-thames.ac.uk

Southampton City College www.southampton-city.ac.uk

Southport College www.southport-college.ac.uk

Sparsholt College Hampshire www.sparsholt.ac.uk

St Clare’s www.stclares.ac.uk

St Helens College www.sthelens.ac.uk

Stockport College of Further and Higher Education www.stockport.ac.uk

Suffolk College www.suffolk.ac.uk

Swindon College www.swindon-college.ac.uk



Tameside College www.tameside.ac.uk

Thurrock & Basildon College www.basildon.ac.uk



Wakefield College www.wakefield.ac.uk

Warrington Collegiate Institute www.warr.ac.uk

Warwickshire College www.warkscol.ac.uk

West Herts College www.westherts.ac.uk

West Suffolk College www.westsuffolk.ac.uk

Wigan and Leigh College www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk

Wirral Metropolitan College www.wmc.ac.uk

Worcester College of Technology www.wortech.ac.uk



Yorkshire Coast College www.yorkshirecoastcollege.ac.uk


Choose wisely the course at a college in the UK as it affects your prospects of securing the job and career you wish, and any further study.


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