Developing the local community

We offer a range of programmes designed to help the local community develop the skills and experience needed to enter into employment. We regularly get involved with local community initiatives, offering support in the form of programme delivery, mentoring or funding.

Our community programmes allow learners to study close to home and/or at a level and time that is suitable for their needs. They are often free of charge or subsidised. Venues include schools and community centres and some courses offer childcare assistance.

Community Groups

The College can provide a number of short programmes in a wide variety of subjects including Beauty Therapy, Cookery, Health and Fitness, Care and IT.


The majority of our community-based programmes are delivered in partnership with other agencies and organisations. Partners include:

  • North Lanarkshire Council Community Learning
  • South Lanarkshire Council Community Learning Service
  • Prince’s Trust Scotland
  • NHS and Glasgow Homelessness Network

We can also deliver web-based courses in locations out with the College, using state-of-the-art computers and using a remote 'classroom in a box'.

Local Outcome Improvement Planning

New College Lanarkshire supports North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) in the communities that the College serves. CPPs is the name given to all those services that come together to take part in community planning and are responsible for developing and delivering a plan for its council area. 

Under Part 2 Community Planning of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, CPPs are responsible for producing plans to describe their local priorities, the improvements they plan for and by when.

The first type of plan is Local Outcomes Improvement Plan which covers the whole council area. The second type of plan is a Locality Plan. Locality Plans cover smaller areas within the CPP area, usually focusing on those areas which benefit most from improvement. Locality planning aims to meet local needs and ambitions, so the views of local communities are particularly important.

Further information on community planning is available here:

Asset Transfer Requests

General Information and updates

Participation Requests

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Interested in getting involved?

Want to find out more about our community projects, or interested in getting involved in any of our initiatives? Please get in contact with Sandra Maguire who would love to hear from you!