Fort William

About this college centre content

About this college centre

Offering a wide variety of courses from evening and leisure classes to degree level and beyond, West Highland College UHI is situated in the heart of Fort William.

Our main building offers a welcoming, relaxed and supportive learning environment for its students as well as comfortable accommodation for meetings and events. The site has grown in recent years to house a library, large video conferencing suites, training kitchen and sound studio to cater for the needs of our students and the wider community.


  • Cafe TOAST, serving light bites and lunches, open to the public
  • On-site library
  • Training kitchen
  • Music recording studio
  • Video conferencing suites accommodating 1 person to groups of 50
  • Meeting rooms accommodating 2 people to groups of 50

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.00am - 9pm
Friday: 8.00am - 5pm

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Customer Service
West Highland College UHI - Fort William
Carmichael Way
Fort William
PH33 6FF

t: 01397 874000
f: 01397 874001
e: West Highland College UHI

Fort William Learning Centre can be found at An Aird in Fort William, Inverness-shire. For Sat Nav, the postcode is PH33 6FF Approaching from the south on the A82, follow the dual carriageway (signposted Inverness) to the roundabout and bear left. The college is the building seen on the left hand side, opposite Morrison's petrol station on Carmichael Way. Approaching from the north on the A82, follow signs for Crianlarich & Glasgow. At the first roundabout before the dual carriageway, bear right (signposted An Aird). The college building is opposite the Morrison's petrol station on Carmichael Way.

Courses content



Most of our courses are available to study in Fort William. Please visit the Course A-Z for more information.

For further information

Please contact Admissions for information on our courses on 01397 874000.

We also have a range of part time and leisure classes, why not give us a call or contact our business section (BEST)  for further information.


‘Changing Places’ facility content

‘Changing Places’ facility

‘Changing Places’ facility

Changing Places logo.jpg‘Changing Places’ facility in the Fort William campus building

In 2015 West Highland College UHI invested in a ‘Changing Places' assisted accessible toilet, in our main building on the Fort William campus.

It is the first such facility in Fort William.

The Changing Places toilet is primarily for college students and staff but is also available to be used by the many visitors to the college.

The changing places room gives more space and appropriate equipment for students/staff/visitors who need the help of a carer to undertake their personal hygiene. The Changing Places facility goes beyond a conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet in that it incorporates the additional assistive technology of a hoist, privacy screen, height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and shower.

To meet the needs of our student, staff and visitors, West Highland College UHI wanted to ensure all care was taken to ensure that any person can have toilet facilities available to them.

A Changing Places toilet is now ‘desirable’ under Part M and Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook (Scotland) of the Building Regulations and BS8300:2009 for all new build and refurbishment projects involving buildings to which members of the public have access.

Access to the changing places facility is by radar key

Please contact the Customer Services desk for access to this facility if you do not possess a radar key or for details of changes to opening hours.

Opening hours

Monday till Friday: 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday/ Sunday: Closed
Public holidays: If public holiday falls within academic term then the college will be open.

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