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Your Future

Further information on what happens after successfully completing your College course.

When it comes to leaving College and moving on - whether that is to continue with your education elsewhere or at university, or whether you are progressing directly into work - North East Scotland College has various arrangements in place to ensure you have the support you need.

On completing your course at North East Scotland College, you may decide that university is the next step for you. Depending on the course you have studied, you could gain direct entry into year two or three of a degree programme. This is something that many students aspire to, so the College has developed strong links with universities across the Scotland.

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Getting into Work

Many students progress to work or further education upon completion of a course at North East Scotland College, but there are lots of other options you can consider.

Career Coach

If you’d like to browse the many options available to you when it comes to courses and employment opportunities based on salary, qualification, region and much more, then have a look on our Career Coach site.

Career Coach has been specifically designed to give you the most up-to-date and accurate information on jobs and career prospects based on your personal circumstances or plans. It aims to help you get started in realising your educational and professional goals, and the information available can be used as a helpful starting point and guide. Please note that any of the information you see on the Career Coach website can be discussed in further detail with a member of our Information & Advice team.

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Gap Years

A Gap Year is an excellent opportunity to develop your personal skills and can be a positive and life-changing experience. It should be well-planned and well thought out, structured and relevant to your future plans. If successful, it can help inform decisions relevant to your future career.

Ensure that you research your options, are aware of possible costs involved and seek advice on the suitability and reliability of the companies offering Gap Year opportunities. Useful websites include:

Gap Advice
Website: www.gapadvice.org

GapGurU
Website: www.gapguru.com

Gapwork
Website: www.gapwork.com

VSO
Website: www.vsointernational.org

Worldwide Volunteering
Website: www.wwv.org.uk

Year Out Group
Website: www.yearoutgroup.org

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Keep in touch

We urge past students to keep in touch and update us on further achievements. If you have something you’d like to share then please let us know – it could be anything from securing employment, completing a university degree, winning a competition or award or returning to College!

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