Getting started

There’s a lot to choose from. How do you decide? We’re here to help. The course you choose is completely up to you.

Ask yourself

  • What do I want to achieve?
  • What job do I want to get after studying?
  • What do I enjoy learning about?
  • What are my qualifications and experience?
  • Can I commit to full-time study?

You’ll find some ideas for answers to these questions below.

You can speak to us anytime – we’re here to help you decide.

If you’d like to speak to one of our careers advisers, email us at

Why choose South Lanarkshire College?

Where do courses lead?


All our full-time courses give you the chance of work placements, guest speakers from industry and site visits. These give you an insight into workplaces and sectors, and even connections for future work. To find out more about routes to employment visit the courses page or routes to employment page


Over 40 of our courses lead directly to university study, many into second or even third year of a degree course. This means that you can gain a university degree in four years by studying at college first. Find out more about routes to university here: Routes to University

More advanced level college courses

Our courses are designed to help students progress: from level 4 to degree level. You can work your way through the levels, depending where you start and where you want to end up.


Many of our students do Modem or Graduate Apprenticeships or apprenticeships within particular industries. Find out more about apprenticeships.

What level should I study?

That depends on your:

  • qualifications
  • previous courses studied
  • experience

You’ll find entry criteria (what we want you to have) for each course on the website. Check out the qualifications explained page for more information. Do email us if you’ve any questions:

How many hours is a full-time course?

They’re usually three full days a week, between 9am and 5pm. Some courses are taught in the twilight/evening. We also expect you to study outwith the timetabled hours.

Where can I get careers advice?

You can get this at Routes to Work by visiting or by contacting us on

How will I find the right course for me?

Browse by career

Our website is split into careers, so you can find a course based on the job or career you want. Visit our careers page

Filter by subject area and level of study

When you click on courses you can filter by subject area, level of study, course times and more. This will help you find a course that suits.


Use the search bar to find terms, courses or subject areas. This will pull up all relevant courses.


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