Apply for a range of courses starting in January and February 2021 and study Full-Time at West Lothian College.

Whether you are looking for a formal qualification, a career change or to advance your current career - we have a range of courses available! 

Courses are available in the following areas:

Faculty of Care, Health and Sport

PATHWAYS TO WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY

If you are looking to explore childhood practice industry then this course is the perfect start. You will learn about children's development and learning, nutrition, health and wellbeing and and several other important areas.

Students on this course will participate in volunteering activities within the local community, giving them the opportunity to gain a volunteering award and providing them with experience in working with children and young people.

PREPARATION FOR SPORT AND FITNESS

This course involves a combination of theory and practical classes to give you a basic introduction to a range of sport and fitness subjects and the opportunity to practice a range of specialisms.

Students will learn about topics like nutrition, anatomy, health and safety, and gain experience in our fitness suite, Endurance, as well as building leadership skills on both an individual and team level.

MEN INTO CHILDCARE

The Scottish Government is dedicated to diversifying the workforce and this includes recruiting more men into a career in Early Learning and Childcare. You can join this career pathway starting in this course.

Students will cover units on Child Development and Play. They will gain an insight into the development of children from birth and learn about the factors that impact on a child’s development.

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND SCIENCES 

This course provides a grounding for those wanting to work in the health and social care professions. There are numerous options for progression from this course.

On this course students will learn about health and safety, sociology, psychology and get an introduction to mental health.

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

WOMEN IN STEM

This is a fast-track course that gives women the chance to experience what it's like to work in engineering, computing and construction.

As part of this course you will obtain the skills and knowledge to guarantee progression on to more advanced full-time programmes or employment.

You will be able to move into a career in the STEM sector where there are many opportunities for well-paid employment as well as apply your new skills in many other sectors.

SECTT PRE-APPRENTICES

With electricians in high demand, this course is for those who want to become fully-qualified electricians and to go on to apply for an electrician apprenticeship, or something similar.

You will gain valuable workplace experience through the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), which arranges placements with local electrical installation companies. SECTT also works with employers to secure full apprenticeships for students who successfully complete this 17-week course.

INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION JAN START 

Introduction to Construction is a fast track programme designed to build your employability skills, develop your practical skills and prepare you for the job market, or to move on to further study at college or to an apprenticeship within the construction industry.

You will be given opportunities to learn outside the classroom, to become confident in directing your own learning, as well as develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge of the construction industry.

 

January start courses will remain as part of our blended learning model to ensure the safety of our students, staff and the community. Students will be taught mostly online, with some classes held on campus, where possible.