New College Lanarkshire

New College Lanarkshire is a further education institution in Scotland in North Lanarkshire. The college was created on November 2013 from the merger of Cumbernauld College and Motherwell College, and in 2014 it absorbed Coatbridge College. It has over 25,000 students.[1][2]

New College Lanarkshire
MottoSkillset for life
TypeCollege of Further Education
PrincipalProfessor Christopher M Moore
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Cumbernauld campus

The main campus building was completed in 1978 as Cumbernauld Technical College, to designs by the Glasgow architectural practice Gillespie, Kidd & Coia.[3] The original building is category B listed.[4]

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


  • Broadwood Campus
  • Coatbridge Campus
  • Cumbernauld Campus
  • Kirkintilloch Campus
  • Motherwell Campus
  • Hamilton Campus

Training Unit

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
  • Employability Courses
  • Skillseekers / Modern Apprentices
  • Support Employment

Business and Conference Centre

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

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


  3. "Major Works". Gillespie, Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-1987. Archived from the original on 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
  4. Historic Environment Scotland. "North Carbrain Road, Cumbernauld College, including Walls and Railings  (Category B) (LB47482)". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)