Summer Schools

City of Glasgow College is located in the heart of Scotland’s biggest City.  The College has two sites; the first, Riverside Campus which opened in 2015, is on the south bank of the River Clyde directly across from one of the City’s largest public parkland spaces, Glasgow Green.  The second site, City Campus which opened in 2016, is on Cathedral Street, and proudly sits half way between the historic St Mungo’s Cathedral and the vibrant City Centre. From each of our two College sites, visitors have only a short walk to experience the variety of nightlife, art galleries, shopping, museums and restaurants that Glasgow has on offer. 

Amongst its many attractions Scotland, and in particular Glasgow, offers Art, Food & Drink, Music, Theatre, History and many more lifestyle choices for its residents and visitors.  There may be opportunities to experience a range of festivals and events during the Summer School.  Scotland has a rich and varied culture and Glasgow is seen as one of its most welcoming cities.

Recently the city hosted the Commonwealth Games (2014) and the Homeless Soccer World Cup (2016) when many thousands of people from outside of the city visited Glasgow.  Uniquely Glasgow hosted the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards for the 5th time in November 2016.  

City of Glasgow College’s mission is to ‘Let Learning Flourish’ and we are one of the largest Colleges in Scotland with over 30,000 students every year and over 1000 members of staff. Our modern and technology-rich College buildings are award winning and truly World Class.  You will have an opportunity to meet and interact with other Summer School participants in the College’s many common areas including salons, libraries, cafes and gym.

We anticipate that there will be local, UK and international participants on a range of programmes who will contribute to a diverse and vibrant environment in the College.  

The following courses have been offered in the past and may be offered again in the future. If you are interested in Summer Schools please keep an eye on this page for any future updates on our classes for 2018.

  • Bakery and Sugarcraft Expert.
  • Cabinet Making.
  • Celestial Navigation.
  • Digital Media.
  • English Language - Culture.
  • Fine Art - The Glasgow Landscape.
  • Great Scottish Menu.
  • Jewellery Making - Scottish Style.
  • Photography.
  • Soccer the Beautiful Game.
  • Welding Creatively for Beginners.


If you require accommodation whilst studying a Summer School Programme at the College we are delighted to recommend our modern student accommodation based at Riverside Campus and St Luke's Terrace, just a few minutes from campus.

Click here for further information about the College Accommodation and how to book.

Alternatively, there are a number of private student halls across the city - find out more in our Student Accommodation Guide. You can also rent or lodge locally.

The cost of each Summer School includes all materials and equipment. It also includes a daily lunch allowance and all transport costs and entry fees associated with any commercial and cultural organised visits.

For further information please contact us.