Study Options

Study Options

You can study at college in different ways. It depends what works for you. Have a look at the options available.

Full-time courses are the quickest way to complete a qualification and will normally mean that you’re expected to attend classes for a minimum of two-and-a-half days a week but this does vary per course and can be more, depending on the course of study. Take a look at our course finder for all the details.

For some people full-time study may be out of the question. You can choose how you study to suit your busy lifestyle. Usually, a part-time course takes longer than a full-time course, but you still cover the same syllabus, assignments, classes and exams. 

Part-time day

There may be opportunities to infill across a range of full-time courses. In all cases, part-time study of this nature is by negotiation and subject to there being sufficient spaces available after full-time students enrol in August/September. Please check the course finder or course list for details of all the courses on offer.

Part-time evening

Places on most part-time, evening courses are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to you meeting the entry requirements- in the same way as full-time courses. Check the course finder for evening class options.  

Instead of having to fit your working life around college life, with a flexible learning course, we give you the freedom and flexibility to make college work for you.

Flexible / blended learning is ideal for students who find it difficult to attend college regularly. With flexible / blended learning, you can learn at your own pace, and choose where and when you’ll study. For most courses, you’ll require PC and Internet access. Normally, there’ll be very little need to attend college and you can study at home or at work, although some courses will require occasional visits to college for tutorials or assessment purposes.

If you don’t have PC and Internet access, you can make use of the College Learning Centre, booking a PC at times to suit you.

On enrolment, you’ll receive either a learning pack to take away and study or you’ll be given the access code to an online course. You’ll be a full student of the College with access to the same range of support services as our on-campus students.

For further information contact our Admissions Advisors:
Tel: 01355 270750


Take a look at our Employability Fund and Inclusiveness Project pages where you’ll find information about FREE employment-focused vocational training courses in South Lanarkshire College or in outreach centres for South Lanarkshire residents who are unemployed and looking for work. Courses are focused on helping you get into employment with accredited qualifications delivered by South Lanarkshire College lecturers.  

The College has a long tradition of working with schools and offers a range of programmes for and in partnership with secondary schools, South Lanarkshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council and North Lanarkshire Council. For more information about options for school pupils to complement your school timetable, check our Schools Provision and Foundation Apprenticeships section.