- List of further education colleges in Scotland
Further education colleges offer courses for people over the age of sixteen, involving school-level qualifications such as Higher Grade exams, as well as work-based learning.
Scottish colleges are funded primarily by the Scottish Funding Council, with tuition fees paid by individual students or their sponsors.
Not included in this list are a number of colleges which became affiliated with the UHI Millennium Institute, a grouping of further education colleges mostly located in the Highlands, in 2001. Since January 2011, these 13 colleges are now officially federated as constituent colleges of the University of the Highlands and Islands upon being granted university status.
College Location Founded Notes Aberdeen College Aberdeen 1991 Merger of Aberdeen College of Commerce, Aberdeen Technical College and Clinterty Agricultural College Adam Smith College Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Leven, Lochgelly 2005 Merger of Fife College and Glenrothes Colleges Angus College Arbroath 1956 Anniesland College Glasgow 1964 Ayr College Ayr 1947 Banff and Buchan College Fraserburgh 1982 The Buchan Technical College became the Banff and Buchan College of Further Education in 1982. Barony College Dumfries 1974 Borders College Galashiels, Hawick, Duns, Newtown St Boswells, Peebles and Edinburgh 1984 Merger of Galashiels Technical College, Duns Agricultural Centre, the Agricultural Centre at Newtown St. Boswells and Henderson Technical College Cardonald College Glasgow 1972 Carnegie College Dunfermline, Rosyth, Cowdenbeath 2007 Established (as Lauder College) in 1899 City of Glasgow College Glasgow 2010 formed by a merger of Central College (previously Central College of Commerce, Glasgow College of Nautical Studies and Glasgow Metropolitan College - a merger of Glasgow College of Food Technology and Glasgow College of Building and Printing - itself a merger of... Clydebank College Clydebank 1965 Coatbridge College Coatbridge 1891 Originally named Coatbridge Technical School. It is the oldest college in Scotland Cumbernauld College Cumbernauld 1976 Dumfries and Galloway College Dumfries 1973 Dundee College Dundee 1985 Merger of Dundee College of Commerce and Kingsway Technical College Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh 1760 Elmwood College Cupar 1953 Forth Valley College Falkirk, Alloa, Stirling 2005 Merger of Falkirk College and Clackmannan College Glasgow School of Art Glasgow 1845 James Watt College Greenock, Kilwinning, Largs 1907 Jewel and Esk Valley College Dalkeith & Edinburgh 1984 Merger of Leith Nautical College and Eskbank College John Wheatley College Glasgow 1989 Kilmarnock College Kilmarnock 1966 Langside College Glasgow & Rutherglen 1947 Leith School of Art Edinburgh 1987 Motherwell College Motherwell 1968 Newbattle Abbey College Dalkeith 1937 North Glasgow College Glasgow 1965 Oatridge Agricultural College Broxburn 1973 Reid Kerr College Paisley ? Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Glasgow 1845 Scottish Agricultural College Aberdeen, Ayr and Edinburgh 1990 Merger of the North of Scotland College of Agriculture, East of Scotland College of Agriculture and the West of Scotland Agricultural College South Lanarkshire College Cambuslang, East Kilbride 1948 Stevenson College Edinburgh 1970 Stow College Glasgow 1934 Edinburgh's Telford College Edinburgh 1968 West Lothian College Livingston 1965 Relocated from Bathgate to Livingston in 2001
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