About Us

West Lothian College, based in Livingston, offers a wide range of further and higher education courses to over 8,000 students each year. The college's vision is to develop a highly skilled and enterprising workforce.

OUR VISION, GOALS AND VALUES

Over the past few months we have refreshed our vision, identified four strategic goals to achieve that vision, and reinforced the three values that will underpin how we do that.

Our vision, our WHY, is of a highly skilled, enterprising and resilient workforce.

Four strategic goals, our WHAT, help us achieve that vision:

  • Inspiring and enabling success for all means providing opportunities for education and training that help people take a step towards their ambition

  • Supporting economic recovery and growth is about how we help employers survive the current crisis and come out of it ready and able to take advantage of new opportunities

  • Strengthening our communities involves working with others to ensure local people benefit from education and jobs

  • Leading with vision and empathy is about how we adapt to a volatile, uncertain and complex world and how we care for our students, staff and partners


Three values, our HOW, underpin our approaches to all that we do:

  • Being welcoming to all means we embrace equality, diversity and inclusion

  • Students at the centre of everything we do is exactly that

  • Always striving for better sums up our commitment to continuous improvement

Please get in touch if you’d like to help us achieve our vision.

Specialist Curriculum Areas

The College is renowned for a number of key specialisms in:

STEM

Healthcare & Care

Childhood Practice

Professional Cookery

Computing

Engineering

Construction

Automotive Engineering

Sport & Fitness

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Creative Industries

Business & Management

In October 2018, the Children's Hearings Scotland Learning Academy was officially launched at West Lothian College. The College has delivered all training for Panel Members across Scotland, since 2013.

The College also has a National Skills Academy for Customer Service and Retail, and works with a range of major retail companies.

Principal – Jackie Galbraith

Regional Chair - Alex Linkston

Address - West Lothian College, Almondvale Crescent, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7EP

Telephone - 01506 418181

Twitter - @WestLoCollege
Facebook - facebook.com/westlothiancollege
Linkedin - Linkedin/Company/West-Lothian-College