about this college centre
At Portree’s College Centre you can expect to find a friendly and cheery welcome to help you with your learning needs. We offer a variety of flexible learning environments and access to a wide range of courses, taught locally and at a distance. The modern and comfortable College Centre is located on Struan Road, opposite the entrance to the Skye Camanachd Shinty Club.
The renovation and extension of West Highland College UHI – Portree has been funded by a £1.5 M capital grant from the Scottish Government, a £590K grant from the European Regional Development Fund and over £250K from the college’s own reserves.
The extension and refurbishment of the centre has allowed a wide range of facilities to be included.
The facilities include:
- Professional Training Kitchen
- Art Studio
- Hairdressing Training Salon
- Construction Workshop
- Bespoke teaching space for adults with profound and complex needs
- Video Conference and Smart Board facilities
- Wi-Fi throughout
- Various meeting rooms and IT suite
- Learning Resource Centre
Learners from Portree, the Isle of Skye and beyond can now access a wide range of full and part-time courses, available from entry level up to degree and beyond right here in Portree at their local college campus as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, studying without the upheaval and expense of leaving home if that is your choice.
Full time courses available to study here include:
- Business Skills for Tourism - from October - March
- HNC Administration & Information Technology
- NC Art & Design
- NC Child Health and Social Care NC 5
- Certificate in Construction Skills
- NC Early Education & Childcare
- HNC Early Education & Childcare
- Hairdressing SVQ
- Introduction to Professional Cookery (C&G Diploma level 1)
- Professional Cookery (C&G Diploma level 2)
We are sure to have something for you - Call in to see us or give us a call to find out about degrees through UHI, part time courses, training for businesses, and leisure classes … we have lots to offer.
A selection of pictures from our art & design students
You can download a copy of our Business courses here
Courses available include:
Short courses (Book Now)
Part time courses:
A variety of other short art courses are under development. Call for up to date information.
You may be eligible for a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) Apply online here or Telephone 0800 917 8000.
Please apply as soon as possible to ensure your application is processed in time for the start of your course.
The Learning Centre is situated in Portree High School in part of the Fingal Centre. We are upstairs of the first floor of the Library. If driving, park your car in the new car park at the back of the school. This is the entrance at the traffic lights on Dunvegan Road. Follow the paths round to the main door at the front of the school. Turn left into the library and go upstairs, we are at the top of the stairs.
Maggie MacDonald or Katrina MacLeod
West Highland College UHI - Portree
Isle of Skye
t: 01478 611310 or 01397 874500
f: 01478 614834
Directions for West Highland College UHI - Portree
Take the A87 to Portree, as you drive into Portree you will pass Portree High School on your left, continue on the A87 (Dunvegan Road). Turn left at the Struan Road sign and continue up the hill passing Harbro country stores on your left. The college is the last building on the right.