Courses starting January 2019

Want a new challenge for 2019?  Why not start by learning something new? We have lots of great full and part time courses on offer for 2019.

And if you would like to get back into study gently by taking on just a few units at HNC level or up to degree level in a variety of subjects – get in touch, we have loads to offer.

Courses that lead to careers...

Courses that you can often combine with work...

Courses that fit in with your life....

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW:

Explore your options by speaking to our guidance staff about courses and the support available, including funding.

CALL Admissions on 01397 874000 for more information or to APPLY.

Or read on for a taste of what is on offer...

Fort William

Fort William

College Certificate in Further Education

Not sure what to do next?  If you are not currently in education, employment or training or if you’ve just left school, this will give you skills, qualifications and confidence which will help you design your future.

Starting Jan 14, 3 days a week for 19 weeks.

Find out more and APPLY NOW  here : https://www.whc.uhi.ac.uk/courses/access-to-further-education/

 

 

PDA in Book Keeping

Develop your technical and administrative knowledge relevant to book-keeping and financial accounting practice.

The award consists of 3 mandatory units:

  • Recording Financial Transactions - Work with a double entry bookkeeping system to extract a trial balance and prepare a VAT return.

  • Using Financial Accounting Software - Learn the ins and outs of financial accounting software in the preparation and production of a range of accounting reports.

  • Payroll - Basic payroll calculations and procedures, and use of payroll software package to process payroll.

Mallaig

Mallaig

Certificate in Maritime Skills

Starting Jan 30, 3 days a week for 19 weeks

By using a combination of practical and theoretical units, this course is specifically aimed at developing skills, valued by employers in the maritime sector, at local, national and international level. It is the perfect course for anyone planning a career in the Merchant/Royal Navy, commercial sea fishing, aquaculture or leisure sailing industries.

Find out more and apply now here:  https://www.whc.uhi.ac.uk/courses/certificate-maritime-skills/

Professional Cookery Short Courses in our Portree training kitchen

Professional Cookery Short Courses in our Portree training kitchen

NPA Bakery

You will tackle new and challenging techniques covering many aspects of bakery, including: bread-making; pastry; craft baking; cake decoration. Starts February for 17 weeks. Course cost £320

Commercial Cookery & Presentation Skills

This course will provide a broad introduction to producing and presenting food at intermediate level.

This unit is suitable for those working in industry, or individuals looking to enhance particular culinary skills.  The topics covered include:

  • Preparing food to create a balanced menu while working as a member of a kitchen team
  • Cook and present dishes to a commercial standard within a specified time
  • Understanding of working in a safe and hygienic manner

Starts 14th January, one day a week for 12 weeks. Course cost £160

Stocks and Sauces

This course will provide a broad introduction to cooking stocks and sauces.

This unit is suitable for those starting in industry, or individuals looking to enhance particular culinary skills.  The topics covered include:

  • Prepare and cook a range of stocks
  • Prepare and cook a jus, a range of sauces and roast gravies
  • Prepare and cook extensions from a range of sauces
  • Understanding of faults and remedies that occur in cooking stocks and sauces

Starts 14th January, one day a week for 6 weeks. Course cost £80

Fish & Shellfish

This course will provide a broad introduction to preparing and cooking fish and shellfish.

This unit is suitable for those working in industry, or individuals looking to enhance particular culinary skills.  The topics covered include:

  • Understanding the procurement and storage requirements for a range of fish and shellfish.
  • Identifying the quality points for a range of unprepared fish and shellfish.
  • Identifying equipment and use preparation techniques on a range of fish and shellfish.
  • Prepare, cook, finish and present a range of dishes using the prepared fish and shellfish to a commercially acceptable standard

Starts 14th January, one day a week for 12 weeks. Course cost £160

Cold and Seasonal Food Production

This course will provide a broad introduction to preparing cold food, and creating cold food dishes, with an awareness of seasonal & local produce.

This unit is suitable for those working in industry, or individuals looking to enhance particular culinary skills.  It is ideal for those in industry working with varied service styles. The topics covered include:

  • The production of a range of foods that can be served cold.
  • Understanding of equipment and terminology, while preparing, cooking, where appropriate, and presenting a range of foods to be served cold.
  • Temperature control during preparation and also prior to and during service.
  • Understanding of working in a safe and hygienic manner

Starts 14th January, one day a week for 6 weeks. Course cost £80.

Meat & Poultry

This course will provide a broad introduction to preparing and cooking meat and poultry.

This unit is suitable for those working in industry, or individuals looking to enhance particular culinary skills.  The topics covered include:

  • Identify the flesh of a range of meats, poultry and bacon
  • Understanding of acceptable and unacceptable standards of quality of meat, poultry and bacon
  • Understanding the factors which influence the retention of quality in fresh meat, poultry and use suitable techniques involving rejection and removal of unacceptable material from meats, poultry and bacon in a safe, hygienic and economic manner.

Starts 25th February, one day a week for 6 weeks. Course cost £80

Pastry & Desserts

This course will provide a broad introduction to preparing and cooking pastry dishes and desserts.

This unit is suitable for those working in industry, or individuals looking to enhance particular culinary skills.  The topics covered include:

  • Preparing and producing a range of pastry and dessert items to a commercially acceptable standard using a specification
  • Develop an understanding of equipment used to prepare a range of finished pastry and dessert items
  • Develop an understanding of possible faults and appropriate remedies for a range of pastry and dessert items.

Starts 25th February, one day a week for 6 weeks. Course cost £80

Intro to Customer Care

entirely online, approx. 20 hours, start anytime from January

All centres

All centres

PDA Office Administration

Develop a wide range of skills in; technical and administrative knowledge relevant to current administrative practice, personal effectiveness, communication and presentation techniques, the current legal and regulatory requirements relating to an administration environment.

This PDA could allow you to progress to the full HNC in Office Administration carrying forward the credits you achieve.
Content includes:

  • office systems and procedures
  • legislation
  • office technologies
  • communication
  • planning and interpersonal skills

PDA Information Technology in Business

Gain the advanced IT skills and knowledge needed for a range of administrative roles within a business environment using Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Improve your skills and understanding of word processing and presentation packages to aid business communication
  • Develop an understanding of database management software and the application of databases to aid business decision making
  • Master spreadsheets and their use in providing solutions to business problems and to develop skills using technology in an administration role

Open Days

Open Days

Our Open Days on March 9th 2019 in Fort William or March 30th 2019 in Portree are ideal opportunities for you to come and meet our staff and students to find out about all of our courses.  Watch out on our facebook feed and local media for more dates.

Or we'll do our best to welcome you anytime you want to come and visit or have a chat with our Admissions Team - just tive us a call

01397 874000