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Our newest college centre is situated on the shores of Loch Gairloch with stunning views over the North of Skye. Susan MacLean, Learning Centre Manager, and her team offer a warm and welcoming learning environment. 


We're delighted to share our space within the new Gairloch Museum building and students can feel relaxed and at home while they study with shops and library facilities on hand.

At Gairloch, we offer a wide range of courses for you to choose from without having to commute or relocate. As part of UHI West Highland, all of our centres provide access to full and part time courses in a range of subject areas that can be studied anywhere with good connectivity. You can also study individual SQA Highers and National 5s with us and we offer various short courses for Business and Leisure.

We're proud to be one of the five college centres offering the Supported Learning Programme which encourages students with support needs to develop new skills while taking part in creative activities and meeting new friends.

At Gairloch you'll always be treated as a name, not a number and our dedicated centre staff are on hand to help you every step of the way. You'll also be supported on a wide range of matters by our Student Services Team.

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We’ll support you every step of the way. We've been helping our students access personalised learning for 10 years. We put you in control of your journey and enable you to study from wherever you are so that you can fit your learning around other interests and commitments.

Our courses cover a range of subjects areas at different qualification levels, from access through to HNC, degree and post-graduate. Depending on your course choice you may choose to study full-time, part-time or at your own pace on one of our open learning courses.

Full time

Find out more here about all of the full-time courses you can study from Gairloch.

Part-time including Highers

We are a partner college of the University of the Highlands and Islands and you can choose to study one of over 30 degree and post-graduate programmes which are offered on a full-time and part-time basis here in Ullapool.

We also run a number of short courses throughout the year including Emergency First Aid, Personal Licence Holder, Elementary Food Hygiene and IOSH Working Safely. For further information on our calendar of short courses visit our Business pages or follow us on Facebook.

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Studying in Gairloch

Studying in Gairloch

Hannah Warren is studying NC Health and Social Care and shares with us how the course has helped to boost her confidence.

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"Studying in Gairloch has helped me with my confidence and being able to believe in myself, that I can pursue a career in a care setting," she says. We currently have students studying courses across both further and higher education.

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As part of our commitment to developing the young workforce in Scotland, we work with Highland Council and Gairloch High School to offer a range of course choices to pupils in S3-S6 which complement the school curriculum and offer pupils the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in new areas.

Courses on offer include Foundation Apprenticeships in Business Skills, Creative Media and Design, Software Development, Social Services Children and Young People and Social Service and Healthcare.

For further information please contact us or speak to your guidance teacher.