How to find your ideal course

So you are thinking about studying at West Lothian College but you're not sure which course is suitable for you or how to find it? Don't worry, we are here to assist you in finding a course that is suitable for you and making the process as easy as possible.

Our website is set up to enhance your experience and ensure that you can find the information you are looking for as easily and efficiently as possible. With this in mind, we also want to ensure we provide as much information as possible whilst helping you find your ideal course, so we have provided different options on our website as to how to filter our courses. These are: 

Browse by subject

When looking for a course, one of the most popular and user friendly ways to find your suitable course is by browsing by which subjects interest you or what you think you would be interested in studying.

Once you have clicked on your chosen subject area, you will be given a bit of background into the area of interest, information on types of jobs and a list of suitable courses we offer within this area in a full range of levels and modes of study. 

You can then choose whether you want to study full or part-time with us. 

After this you will be able to choose which course you think suits your requirements and needs best. If you are unsure of the level of course or what mode of study suits your lifestyle, you can visit our Qualifications Explained page for more information. 

Once you have chosen a suitable course, you will be given information on the course; including what is covered in the course, placement opportunities, career progression opportunities and hear a bit about people who have studied the course before you. 

So you have found the course that suits you, great! Now is the time to apply on our website. 

For more information about what happens next head to our Application Process page for more information. 

Browse by mode of study 

Know that you want to study full-time or that you can only commit to part-time? Well you can filter our courses to the mode of study that suits you. 

Once you have filtered by mode of study you can choose and apply for the course that meets your requirements and needs. 

Not sure what mode of study is suitable for you? Visit our Qualifications Explained page for more information. 

View all courses 

So you don't know where to start? Well you can view all of course listings by clicking our course finder page. 

This will allow you to explore what courses we have on offer and view the courses you think are suitable for you.

Once you have found the course that suits your requirements and needs, it is time to apply and take that next step in your career! 

Thinking about University? 

Thinking about progressing to university after studying at college - great choice, over 20 of our courses over direct entry to 2nd or 3rd year of a degree! There are many excellent benefits to studying at college before going to university - check out our university progression booklet which highlights why coming to college before university is a great route. 

Thinking about going into employment after studying with us? 

If you are thinking about going into employment after studying with us, great, we will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge to progress within your chosen industry! We will use our local, national and international networks to ensure you are connected, can gain valuable work experience and gain hands on skills whilst studying with us. Read our career booklet as to why choosing West Lothian College as the stepping stone to your future career is an excellent choice.