School Partnership Programmes

At New College Lanarkshire we pride ourselves on having strong relationships with schools, local authorities and employers.


Study at NCL while still at school.

For many years, our School-College Partnership Team has worked hard to build and sustain an exciting and innovative vocational education programme aimed at S4 to S6 pupils, to complement the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence.

As part of their options choices, pupils from S4 and above at partnership schools are given the opportunity to study a college programme as part of their weekly timetable. With a wide range of courses to choose from at NCL, pupils can gain invaluable practical experience in a subject area of their choice, which can ultimately lead to exciting new career opportunities.

Our comprehensive programme sees more than 2,000 school pupils either visiting the College or being taught by College lecturers every week and our aim is to help all pupils reach their full potential.

You can contact our schools team by emailing


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Choosing the course that’s right for you.

The School-College Partnership programme offers a wide range of practical and theoretical courses for you to choose from which can widen your opportunities for progression into further learning, training or employment.

At NCL we also deliver a large portfolio of Foundation Apprenticeship programmes for pupils across Lanarkshire in S5 and S6. Developed by Skills Development Scotland, these programmes help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience, helping them kick-start a successful career in their chosen field. Search our Foundation Apprenticeship programmes today.

Your Questions Answered

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If you need any more details about our Schools' Programme or would like to arrange a tour, our team are on hand to help.

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