About this college centre
In 2008 Mallaig Learning Centre merged with Mallaig Marine Centre to form the unique partnership of Mallaig learning centre & Marine Training centre.
As a community focused college, we are here to supply courses at all levels and of most interest and relevance to our local population. We also welcome students from afar. Furthermore, we are acutely conscious of the weather dependent industries, remoteness and logistical barriers that are part of our geography and society and endeavour to be as flexible and accommodating as possible in our delivery, particularly with marine based courses.
Our marine trainers are, we believe, the best around. All are currently employed in maritime industries and include a RNLI trainer, Merchant Navy captain and Master Mariner as well as ex fishing skippers who are happy to pass on generations of inherited knowledge and experience alongside the RYA syllabus.
- Internet Ready PCs for Learning
- Video Conferencing
- A space to study away from home and distractions
- Tutored and self learn courses
- Monday: 1pm – 9pm
- Tuesday: 1pm – 9pm
- Wednesday: 9.30 – 5.30pm
- Thursday: 9.30 – 5.30pm
- Friday: 9.30 – 5pm
West Highland College UHI – Mallaig
t: 01397 874600 or 01687 460345
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West Highland College UHI – Mallaig is located within Mallaig & Morar Community Centre just past the “Welcome to Mallaig” sign. For Sat Nav, the postcode is PH41 4PX. The Centre is within easy walking distance of the railway station and the ferry terminal and is next to the village car park.
RYA and MCA marine training courses in Mallaig, February - March 2017
RYA Day Skipper - Wednesday 1st March, Thursday 2nd March; Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th March & Wednesday 15th March. Course cost: £395
RYA VHF Radio - Monday 13th March, 9:30 – 5pm plus exam Tuesday 14th March – (time allocated by examiner). Course cost: £165
RYA Yachtmaster - Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th April, 9:30 - 5pm. Course cost: £395
Full time courses available from September
- Through the University of the Highlands and Islands we can deliver a growing range of qualifications up to degree and postgraduate level for full or part time study.
Full time courses available from February
View a full list of business courses scheduled across WHC UHI college centres.
- Powerboat Level 2
- Powerboat Intermediate
- Powerboat Advanced
- VHF Radio
- Day Skipper Theory,
- Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory
- STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
- STCW 95 Elementary First Aid (EFT)
- STCW 95 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR)
Individual Training Account (ITA)
You may be eligible for a Skills Development Scotland Individual Training Account (ITA). Apply online 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.
Studying in Mallaig
Studying in Mallaig
Student profiles (maritime skills)
"I chose maritime skills as it was highly recommended by a friend of mine, and as I was always interested in the maritime sector, it seemed the obvious choice. I didn’t know quite know what to expect on the first day, but I was blown away by the curriculum, dedication and knowledge of the lecturers and college centre manager. With the qualifications you achieve, and the vast amount of information you will learn, this is an opportunity not to be missed."
"This course is a great way of preparing both for a job at sea or further learning in the form of a cadetship. Whichever path you choose this is a great course with highly qualified tutors who can guide you in the right direction.”
I took this course hoping it would point me in the right direction for my career. The course has been highly enjoyable and has seemed to pass very quickly. I have gained many certificates which were good fun to earn. The students and tutors here are great people and make this course as good as it is. I would highly recommend to any person who wants a sea-based job to take this course!
Lannair our new boat for the course