Choose D&A

We’re here for learners at all stages of their career; if you’ve just left school or need to re-train or learn a new skill in later life, our courses are designed to support you!

Choose to get qualifications

We offer a wide range of courses at various levels and in many different subject areas.

There are courses for people who don't have any qualifications or have been out of education for some time; courses that prepare you for further study at college or university; and vocational qualifications that will help enhance your career development.

And there are full-time, part-time and distance learning options so you can fit learning in with your life.

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Access to Higher Education

We offer a range of full-time Access to Higher Education courses covering different subjects, vocations and career pathways that are designed to support your progression to higher-level study with us or at university.

Find out more about the subject areas we offer including course details, video introductions from course staff plus stories about our students: 

Business, Access & Education sector

Our sector offers a range of full-time, part-time and distance learning courses in Business, Administration, Accounting, Retail, Events, and Tourism, which gives an ideal starting point for your college and career journey. Our courses are suitable for a wide range of individuals and give you opportunities to prepare for your next steps. These include entering into the world of work in business, progression to the next level of study within college or going on to a university degree programme.

Find out more about the subject areas we offer including course details, video introductions from course staff plus stories about our students:

Care, Social Science & Sport sector

Understanding and working with people is at the very heart of our sector. In Care, Sport and Social Science, every course in some way helps you to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes you need to make a difference to the lives of individuals, to your community and, indeed, the planet that we share!

Find out more about the subject areas we offer including course details, video introductions from course staff plus stories about our students:

Creative, Cultural & Digital sector

The Creative, Cultural and Digital sector has innovation, creativity and progress at its heart. We are industry-focussed and put hands-on, practical experiences at the forefront of our learning and teaching. We are a sector leader, training students in college and in the workplace to give our learners a real-world head start in their chosen field.

Find out more about the subject areas we offer including course details, video introductions from course staff plus stories about our students:

Science, Technologies & Landbased sector

Our sector offers a curriculum pathway that enables learners with a strong interest in either Science, Building Services & Built Environment, Construction, Engineering, Horticulture, Agriculture or Animal Care to find a suitable course from access to HND level. Our courses are designed in partnership with industry to ensure that our learners develop the necessary confidence, skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to thrive in this ever-changing sector.

Find out more about the subject areas we offer including course details, video introductions from course staff plus stories about our students:

Choose to find out more

We're running live online information sessions with teaching and support staff to help you make the right choice for your future. You will have the opportunity to find out more about our courses, ask questions and get information about the support we can offer you.

Online information sessions

Choose to browse our 2021-22 prospectus

Our prospectus is a guide to our courses and includes information about subject areas, qualifications, support, how to apply and student success stories.

2021-22 Prospectus

Choose to apply now

Online application is open for all courses starting in August/September 2021.
You can apply for a maximum of 3 courses at a time.
There are no fixed closing dates for applications, however, places fill up quickly so please submit your application as soon as possible. Check out which courses still have spaces:

Places available

Choose to virtually explore our campus

Although you can't visit our physical campuses at the moment, you can virtually explore our Arbroath, Gardyne and Kingsway campuses online.

360° Virtual Tours

Choose ongoing support

During your time at D&A College we want to ensure you get the skills, the practical experience and the support you need to succeed.

The support available to our students includes:

  • Student Services Team - wide-ranging support including course guidance, funding, counselling, plus support for your studies including additional learning support.
  • Learner Engagement Team - aim to make your time at college fun, memorable and successful, by creating opportunities for you to be involved in a whole range of activities and events that really promote and celebrate your wider achievements!
  • Learning & Digital Resources Team - offer a wide range of facilities and services to support your learning.

Choose to change your life...
Choose to apply today!

Ready to apply?
Start your application now or find out about our online application system and the application process and make sure you check out our Personal Statement Tips.

Need some advice?

Our dedicated Help Point team are here to assist with queries related to any aspect of college life.

They are here to help from
8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
during term-time and remain open throughout the holidays with the exception of our Christmas break.

Contact the Help Point or book an appointment...