Building Opportunities

What is special about this course?

This course is designed for you if you have just left school. It will allow you to develop broad based skills that will equip you for either employment or moving on to our Access to Further Education or Employability Skills programmes.

So if you are not quite ready to access other learning or employment opportunities,  Building Opportunities will give you the chance to develop the necessary skills so that you can consider these options in the future.

If you need support for learning or think college isn’t for you then come and talk to us. You might be surprised by what we can offer.

In an informal but constructive setting
our staff will help you to create opportunities for your future.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements other than that at this stage in your life you are unable, for any number of reasons, to access education or employment. An informal chat with the course leader will give you and your teacher or referring agency, as appropriate, the chance to discuss support needs, identify life goals and how to work towards them and develop relevant interests and skills.

  • try your hand at construction, cookery, arts and crafts and music
  • develop your own personal strengths and qualities
  • gain confidence and self-esteem and get better at what you try
  • meet with friends, make new friends and work as part of a team
  • think about what you might like to do after the Building Opportunities course and how to make this happen

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?


34 Week

3 days per week


Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date

September

Fees

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please contact your local college learning centre or Student Services for more information.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.

If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.

Funding

Students may also qualify for bursary funding.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You will have the chance to achieve a variety of units at National 2 and National 3 that aim to broaden your experience and these could include: cooking; drama; ICT; customer care and enterprise activity.

After discussion with your tutor you could consider another course.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Building Opportunities

I want to start in 2018/19

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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