Whether it is a school for your children or a college or university for the adults in your family, selecting an education provider may be one of your most important choices when you leave the Services.  It may even influence where you decide to live.

Education and training funding for veterans

You can get help paying for qualifications whether you:

  • are planning on leaving the armed forces

  • have already left and want to know more about your options

SAAS grants

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) gives financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. If you've been in the armed forces or are the family member of someone in the armed forces who has been living abroad you may be elligible for a SAAS grant. This depends on where you or your family member was a resident when they joined up.

Contact SAAS on 0300 555 0505 to find out if you're eligible.

Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) scheme

The Armed Forces ELC scheme allows you to apply for money to pay for qualifications. You can apply whether you're still serving in the armed forces or you've already left.

Find out more about which qualifications you can get and how to apply.



Scotland has a tremendous variety of education providers and we think we have listed most of them, from state and private schools to colleges to universities.  We have left out Primary schools deliberately. 

We have also included a link to Education Scotland which may answer some of your questions CLICK HERE

When considering a school, choice is important so we have included a link where you can check every school’s standing in the Scottish League tables here:  

You can refine your search by level of education and Local Authority area and then click Search.

To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.

Motherwell College

Hugh Logan - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 01698 232323 Email:

1 Enterprise Way , Motherwell ML1 2TX

As Lanarkshire’s leading College we are committed to seeing every one of our students reach their full potential. The College will be responsive to the way you learn and will ensure learning is accessible to all. If your ambition is to go to university, we have excellent links, often into the upper years of degree programmes.

Musselburgh Grammar School

Tel: 0131 665 4278 Email:

86 Inveresk Road , Musselburgh EH21 7BA

Nairn Academy

Tel: 01667 453 700 Email:

Duncan Drive , Nairn IV12 4RD

Napier University

Professor Joan Stringer - Principal
Tel: 08452 606040

Craiglockhart Campus , Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

Edinburgh Napier University is a dynamic, innovative and forward-looking institution dedicated to educational which is relevant to the needs of both students and employers.   By offering over 200 creatively designed courses, flexible study methods and accessible routes to higher education we equip our graduates for success in a competitive job market.

Newbattle Community High School

Tel: (0131) 663 4191 Email:

64 Easthouses Road , Dalkeith EH22 4EW

Nicolson Institute, The

Tel: 01851 707 000 Email:

Stornoway , Lewis, Lewis HS1 2PZ

North Berwick High School

Tel: 01620 894661 Email:

Grange Road , North Berwick EH39 4QS

North Glasgow College

Robert R Knox - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 0141 630 5000 Email:

123 Flemington Street , Springburn, Glasgow G21 4TD

If you are considering attending college to further your education and improve your employment prospects, North Glasgow College is one of the main providers of quality learning and teaching in Scotland. We have thousands of learners studying a variety of subjects each year.  So why not see what interests you and join us at the NEW North Glasgow College.

North Highland College

Dr Gordon Jenkins - Principal
Tel: 01847 889000

Ormlie Road , Thurso KW14 7EE

You can join us on prevocational, access, and National Certificate courses, designed for those who are starting off or returning to education after a gap. As a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) we offer Higher National Certificate and Diploma courses, and courses up to honours degree level.

North Lanarkshire Council

Christine Pollock - Executive Director of Learning and Leisure Services
Tel: 01236 812 484

Municipal Buildings , Kildonan Street, Coatbridge ML5 3BT

North Walls Community School

Tel: 01856 791246 Email:

Lyness , Stromness, Stromness KW16 3NX

Northfield Academy

Tel: 01224 699715 Email:

Granitehill Place , Aberdeen AB16 7AU

Notre Dame High School

Tel: 01475 715150 Email:

Dempster Street , Greenock PA15 4WN

Notre Dame High School

Tel: 0141 582 0190 Email:

160 Observatorey Road , Glasgow G12 9LN

Oakwood Education Trust


Bug Road , Laurieston FK2 9BP


Oatridge Agricultural College

David JB James - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 01506 864800 Fax: 01506 853373 Email:

Ecclesmachan , Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 6NH

The College was established to meet the training and educational needs of the farming industry, but 38 years on it has diversified to become Scotland's largest landbased College, specialising in Agriculture, Animal Care, Countryside Management, Equine Studies and Forgework,  Horticulture, Landscaping, Rural Skills, Landbased Engineering and Activity Tourism.

Oban High School

Tel: 01631 564231 Email:

Soroba Road , Oban PA34 4JB

Ochil Tower School (Steiner)

Tel: 01764 662 416 Email:

140 High Street , Auchterarder PH3 1AD

Oldmachar Academy

Tel: 01224 820887 Email:

Jesmond Drive , Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8UR

Open University in Scotland

Dr James Miller - Director
Tel: 0131 226 3851

10 Drumsheugh Gardens , Edinburgh EH3 7QJ

Wherever you live, from Shetland to Dumfries and Galloway, your location is no barrier to studying with The Open University in Scotland.  Our courses are flexible so you can study at a time and place that suits you, fitting study around other commitments such as your job, caring responsibilities or a busy family life.

Orkney College

Bill Ross - Principal
Tel: 01856 569000

Kirkwall , Orkney KW15 1LX

We offer a range of Further Education and short courses to meet local business needs as well as a number of Higher Education courses through membership of the University of the Highlands and Islands - bringing university level education to the Highlands & Islands.

Osborne House School (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 01592 - 651461 Email:

West Port , Dysart KY1 2TD

Osborne House School offers a high quality education within a system that focuses on the individual child and encourages him or her to develop fully as a person.  It provides individual support in all subjects through class sizes of no more than 12 pupils.

Ages 10-18

Our Lady and St Patrick`s High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01389 762101 Email:

Hawthornhill Road , Castlehill, Dumbarton G82 5JN

Our Lady`s High School

Tel: 01236 757688 Email:

Dowanfield Road , Cumbernauld G67 1LA

Our Lady`s High School

Tel: 01698 265191 Email:

Dalzell Drive , Motherwell ML1 2DG

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