Welcome to ROC Friesland College, a Regional Training Centre for secondary vocational education (VET) and adult education. Friesland College is situated in the north of the Netherlands, in the province of Friesland with its main locations in the towns of Leeuwarden and Heerenveen.

We offer many different fulltime and part-time training programmes to about 9,500 students and offer employment to more than 1200 members of staff (teachers, support and management). 

Friesland College is divided into 7 schools; each focussed on a particular business sector:

  • Commerce & Services

  • Engineering & Technology

  • Creative industries & Pedagogical work

  • Nursing, health, welfare & social care

  • Sports & Exercise

  • Life Sciences

  • Adult education

 Friesland College is an open educational institution with respect for all religions and cultures in society.


The importance of being internationally active.. 

Friesland College encourages its students and staff to participate in international projects or to do an internship abroad. After all, our students are growing up in a globalising society. They increasingly encounter information in different languages and they meet people from foreign countries and from diverse backgrounds in their daily lives. We therefore feel that Internationalisation should be an integral part of education and that students should leave school ‘internationally competent’ in order to enable them to function effectively in a globalising society and in international contexts. Being internationally competent enhances their chances on both the national and international labour markets.