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 Adviser 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

A careers appointment can be made for you in the college or remotely via Teams or over the phone.

How to get in touch – email

Or you can phone Grainnie on 01506 434249

For information on further support available from Skills Development Scotland visit: or call our National Helpline 0800 917 8000


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