Cumbernauld College

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New College Lanarkshire
Cumbernauld Campus
Former names
Cumbernauld Technical College, Cumbernauld College
Type Further education
Established 1978, renamed 01 November 2013
Principal Martin McGuire
Administrative staff
Students 3000
Location Cumbernauld, Scotland
55°56.7120′N 3°59.3775′W / 55.9452000°N 3.9896250°W / 55.9452000; -3.9896250Coordinates: 55°56.7120′N 3°59.3775′W / 55.9452000°N 3.9896250°W / 55.9452000; -3.9896250

As of 1 November 2013, Cumbernauld College and Motherwell College merged as New College Lanarkshire.

New College Lanarkshire is a newly merged college that is a combined institution of Cumbernauld and Motherwell College, with Coatbridge College joining soon.[when?]


Courses are offered at all levels from leisure non-certificated courses, through introductory/access level, NQ/NC, HNC and HND, to degree level. Subjects taught include:

  • Access and Development
  • Audio and Media
  • Beauty Therapy and hairdressing
  • Business and Management
  • Care
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Computing
  • Creative Arts
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports Development
  • Supported Programmes
  • Tourism and Leisure
New College Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld Campus


The main campus building was completed in 1978 as Cumbernauld Technical College, to designs by the Glasgow architectural practice Gillespie, Kidd & Coia.[1] The original building is category B listed.[2]

In August 2006, Cumbernauld College completed an extensive phased refurbishment and new build programme at the main campus. A window replacement scheme, renewal of lighting and heating systems, and internal space reconfiguration complement a new 2,250-square-metre (24,200 sq ft), three-story teaching block. Ground and first floor levels provide additional fully equipped teaching facilities and specialist rooms for health care, travel and tourism, and art. On the third floor the Business and Conference Centre offers the wider Business Community training and conference facilities. A new front entrance, reception and internal ‘street’ (495 square metres (5,330 sq ft)) connects all buildings and provides improved access to student services and support, learning centres, library facilities and social areas, as well as a dynamic space for exhibitions, promotion and student activity. The college also purchased a 970-square-metre (10,400 sq ft), modern, purpose-built canal side building in Kirkintilloch to develop activities and further education (FE) provision in East Dunbartonshire.

On Friday 1 November, Cumbernauld College and Motherwell college merged to rename as New College Lanarkshire

Training Unit[edit]

The Training Unit delivers a range of government-funded programmes to enable individuals to enter into sustainable employment. These include:

  • Training for Work
  • Get Ready for Work
  • Skillseekers / Modern Apprentices
  • Support Employment

Business and Conference Centre[edit]

Funded as part of the redevelopment programme, the Business and Conference Centre provides skills gap analysis, training needs analysis and bespoke training programmes for commercial clients. It includes meeting and conferencing facilities for 2 to 90.


Students Association[edit]

New College Lanarkshire's Cumbernauld Campus Students Association now has a Sabbatical Student President and a full team of student officers.


  1. ^ "Major Works". Gillespie, Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-1987. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Cumbernauld College, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
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