Who can we help?

Are you a looked-after young person or classed as a care-leaver up to 26 years of age?

This includes young people who are in kinship, foster care, residential care or who are being supported through a continuing care package or aftercare package.

How we help you?

  • Pre Entry, Transition, Application and Enrolment
  • On course: During your time studying at New College Lanarkshire
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Post Course: After you leave New College Lanarkshire

Key Student Links

The Who Cares Trust: The Who Cares? Trust is a voice and a champion for children and young people in the UK living in care. They have recently produced ‘A Guide to the Support Available in Further Education in Scotland’, which you also might find useful and informative.

Propel: A comprehensive online resource for care leavers with information about the support available to them from universities and colleges in the UK.

Student Award Agency for Scotland: If you are undertaking Higher Education at college, you may be eligible for a vocation grant from SAAS which helps with your accommodation costs during the summer holiday that falls between each year of your course.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

Key contacts

Coatbridge Campus

Linda Buchanan - Student Adviser

Paula Etherson - Student Adviser
E: Paula.Etherson@nclan.ac.uk

Cumbernauld Campus

Alison Fernand - Student Adviser
E: Alison.Fernand@nclan.ac.uk

Paula Etherson - Student Adviser
E: Paula.Etherson@nclan.ac.uk

Motherwell Campus

Linda Williamson - Corporate Parent Co-ordinator
E: Linda.Williamson@nclan.ac.uk

Billy Findlay - Student Adviser
E: William.Findlay@nclan.ac.uk

Student Welcome


"The college offers great support for all care experienced students and the Learning Support team and Horizon Centre is always available to ALL students. Don’t ever feel like you are on your own because New College Lanarkshire is with you every step of the way.” - Student Marc Jones


Find out more about our future plans for Care Experienced students below

Corporate Parenting Plan



Funding Support

Starting college can be a daunting thought for any potential student but knowing your funding entitlements can help make your journey easier.


Useful Information