Career Support & Advice

We want you to succeed and achieve your potential both during and after studying with us at West Lothian College. Whether you are considering your next step or looking at applying for jobs, we are here to support you. 

Career information

A Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisor is available in the college to support you with your Career Management Skills, including:

Career planning support – helping you identify your skills and strengths, identify what is important to you in a job and the steps you need to take to reach your career goal

Choosing courses for progression

Information on a wide range of careers

Employability support - job search, CV and interview techniques

Information on training opportunities

The Careers Advisor is based in the library and is available on the following days:

Tuesday 9.00 - 4.00pm
Wednesday 9.00 - 4.00pm

You can drop in during these times or if preferred, you can make an appointment through the main library desk or telephone 01506 427601

Outwith these times, you can make an appointment at the Skills Development Scotland Office in Livingston by phoning 01506 434249

For information on further support available from Skills Development Scotland visit:


If your idea of a dream career is as an entrepreneur, or you want to find out more about the possibilities of turning your ideas into a business, we are fortunate enough to have excellent links with Bridge2Business.

Young Enterprise Scotland’s Bridge2Business programme is the go to within the college when looking for business support! Their aim is to inspire, connect and support students into business. They offer support to make your business dreams a reality. From idea generation, funding support, digital skills and more! To find out more, get in touch with Senior Programme Executive – Lisa Wardlaw by emailing


Routes from college to university

Attending college before starting university can help build your confidence and it may be practically and financially beneficial for you to study closer to home.

The college to university route offers an alternative onto degree courses at university. Increasingly, Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diplomas (HND) can enable students to progress into year two or three of a university degree. 

Check our agreed articulation routes with universities here