Art and Design Skills

What is special about this course?

This part time course covers three projects across the year, tailored to your personal interests, including expressive and design options. The tutor will discuss and agree with you at the outset which areas of study will be suitable for exploration.

On successful completion, you will have achieved 5 SQA units at SCQF level 4 & 5.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but a genuine interest in developing art and design skills.

  • Art Project / Introduction to Contemporary Art Practice

  • Expressive Activity

  • Sketchbook Development 

  • Design Activity

  • Expressive or Design Activity

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

34 Week

1 day a week for 34 weeks in Portree & Auchtertyre (September start)

1 day a week for 17 weeks in Fort William (February start)

Where can I study my course?

  • Auchtertyre
  • Fort William
  • Portree

Start date

September in Portree

Friday 2nd February 2018 in Fort William

How much will my course cost?

Cost £270 plus a small amount to cover materials. Check with your college centre for the latest cost.


What funding can I apply for?

If you would previously have been eligible for a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) (ie earning less than £22k or in receipt of benefits) you may qualify for a discount of £200 from the normal fee of £270. (This means you will only pay the balance - £70). You will be asked for evidence of your eligibility for this discount.

If however you would not have been eligible for an ILA, you will need to pay the full course fee.

This offer is available for a limited period. For further information please contact

What can I do on completion of my course?

You could consider studying Art and Design full time with the college or try one of the other short art courses available.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Art and Design Skills

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

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