SBC students are made up of people with a range of life experiences and vocational aspirations. The shared interest of SBC students is the desire to develop Christian faith and practice in a supportive learning environment.
Some students choose to do individual modules for personal interest and development. Others take modules or full programmes to acquire training and Higher Education qualifications in order to pursue vocational aspirations in Christian ministry and mission. Many current Scottish Baptist ministers have studied either full time or part time at the Scottish Baptist College.
Some students come to SBC straight from school and others later after pursuing other studies or careers. Modular and part time options mean that some continue to work in Church activity or in other work while developing their theological education.