Our Strategy

Our international strategy aims to benefit and create opportunities for our learners, staff and the wider college community, as well as addressing sector challenges alongside our global partners. 

New College Lanarkshire's Internationalisation Strategy launched in January 2017 with significant progress being made in line with its objectives:

  • Create an international mind-set
  • Generate additional income
  • Future-proof New College Lanarkshire
  • Build a strong international network
  • Develop plans that ensure that we compete internationally based on our strengths
  • Create an outward-looking organisation capable of growth and change
  • Develop the learner experience




New College Lanarkshire aspires to develop international activities to make a positive contribution to partner countries, share ideas and best practice and address the Scottish Government’s priority areas i.e. the development of STEM subjects. Activities include:

  • Hosting Incoming Groups
  • Providing Support Services and Educational Programmes
  • Outgoing Staff and Learners

Hosting Incoming Groups



NCL host a range of incoming groups from partner organisations for the purposes of training and partnership development; internationalising campus life and creating an international mind-set:

  • China – Youjiang
  • China - Chifeng
  • China – Heze
  • USA


Providing Support Services and Education Programmes

NCL co-operate with a range of partners on joint programmes designed to enhance international standards of education. Examples include:

  • China Dental Programme
  • ENPAWA India
  • International Skills Partnership



Outgoing Staff and Learners



NCL support a number of international staff training and exchange opportunities for the benefit of staff and learners:

  • ICM - USA
  • China




International Projects

Partnerships and Projects

Latest News

USA Partners visit College

Tuesday 19 June 2018


We recently welcomed new partners from Chippewa Valley Technical College in the USA to the College.

Find out more.

Chinese dental partnership strengthened

Thursday 17 May 2018

An international partnership between New College Lanarkshire and two universities in China has taken a step forward following a recent visit. 

Find out more.

British Council highlights NCL

Thursday 26 April 2018

The British Council has featured NCL's skills development in the automotive industry in South Africa as a huge success. 

Find out more.