New classes at Ellon Learning Centre

Ellon Learning Centre
Ellon Learning Centre

North East Scotland College is offering three part-time classes at its Ellon Learning Centre after Easter.

These classes are suitable for people interested in learning the basics of digital photography, those who want to learn more about taking photographs of family and friends and those who would like an introduction to computer software including spreadsheets and clipart.

Computing Essentials: Next Steps is planned to run on a Monday morning while Creative Photography: Portraiture is scheduled to run on a Tuesday afternoon.

For those looking for an evening class, Purely Photography: Digital First Steps will run on a Tuesday from 6.30pm – 9pm.

All three courses will last eight weeks.

Those interested in applying for places on these courses may be eligible to pay for their place using an Individual Training Account from Skills Development Scotland.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work.

Applicants must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training. You can apply for an ITA if you are not currently undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating in the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work.

A number of North East Scotland College’s distance learning courses may also be eligible for funding through the scheme. To find out more about ITAs or discover which courses are eligible for funding in your area, visit and click on the Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) link. Applications for Individual Training Accounts must be made through SDS’ My World of Work website

To find out more about NESCol’s Ellon Learning Centre and the courses available, visit or contact the College’s Student Advice Centre on 01224 612330.