West Lothian College is an award winning provider of further education based in Livingston, West Lothian. The College offers the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, offering a diverse curriculum to approximately 8000 learners.
The College is led by Principal & Chief Executive, Mhairi Harrington OBE and is renowned for its successful collaborations with external partners such as skills organisations, universities, government organisations and community groups.
West Lothian College operates out of its main campus in Livingston as well as having offices in several other regions across the country including: Glasgow, Dundee, Inverness and Edinburgh.
With a vibrant, modern and innovative learning environment, the College is well equipped to ensure that students have the best facilities and resources to help develop their learning and skills. The College is an essential provider of a vast range of courses all focused on developing relevant skills for employment and to enhance current career prospects for those who are already working. For 2013-14 it was established that 86% of HN graduates at the College progressed into employment or further study.
West Lothian College employs more than 320 staff, making it one of the area’s largest employers.
For 2014-15, a £2m investment programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council, involves significant extensions to campus facilities. The project will see the construction of a 325 sqm multi-purpose workshop extension and an extended sports hall with state-of-art facilities. The development will allow the College to extend its curriculum further supporting education in the construction, engineering and sport and fitness industry.
More recently the College received a prestigious 'European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Recognised for Excellence 4 Star rating' from Quality Scotland.
Specialist Curriculum Areas
The College is renowned for a number of key specialisms in:
- Healthcare and Care
- Retail and Distribution
- Computing and Electronics
- Sport and Fitness
- Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
- Creative Industries
- Business and Management
In October 2013, the Children's Hearings Scotland Training Unit officially came into being at West Lothian College. The College now delivers all pre-service training for Panel Members across Scotland.
The College also has a National Skills Academy for Customer Service and Retail, and works with a range of major retail companies.
Principal - Mhairi Harrington OBE
Regional Chair - Alex Linkston
Address - West Lothian College, Almondvale Crescent, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7EP
Telephone - 01506 418181
Website – www.west-lothian.ac.uk
Twitter - @WestLoCollege
Facebook - facebook.com/westlothiancollege
Linkedin - Linkedin/Company/West-Lothian-College