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West College Scotland (Scots: West College Scotland) is a further education institution in Scotland. It is the regional college for West Scotland and serves the populations of Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire and surrounding areas, as well as overseas students.[1]

West College Scotland
Wast College Scotland
TypeFurther education
Established1 August 2013
ColoursBlack, Blue, Grey, Orange



The college was created on 1 August 2013 from James Watt College in Greenock, Reid Kerr College in Paisley and Clydebank College in Clydebank. The former colleges became the Greenock, Paisley and Clydebank Campuses respectively.[2]

The former campuses of the James Watt College in Largs and Kilwinning were transferred to the new Ayrshire College at the time of the merger.

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The college curriculum offers courses from across a range of levels included in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, including Highers, NC, HNC and HND. Most courses are available on a full-time, day basis; however, some are part-time or evening, and distance learning courses are also available.


West College Scotland appointed Liz Connolly as their Principal and Chief Executive on 3rd September 2018. She had been the College's Vice-Principal Corporate Development since its formation in 2013. The very first Principal and Chief Executive of West College Scotland was Audrey Cumberford, who was also the Principal of the former Reid Kerr College.[3]


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