Courses you can join now


There's still time to join some of our courses that start this month. We've extended applications to allow you to start a little bit later than normal if you are looking to improve your skills. Funding may be available to help support your studies. Get in touch or apply online today.

Courses starting this November:

Art and Design with Textiles (Part time) content female student screen printing

Art and Design with Textiles (Part time)

Explore sketchbook development, drawing, mixed media, textiles techniques and surface decoration from interpretation of initial brief through to a professional portfolio of your work.
Introduction to Sewing Skills (Part time) content collage of designs, material and models dummy

Introduction to Sewing Skills (Part time)

If you are interested in developing sewing and garment construction skills this course will provide you with relevant skills in cutting, sewing and constructing garments commonly used by the fashion industry.

NPA Bakery content Hands rolling dough

NPA Bakery

Tackle new and challenging techniques covering many aspects of bakery, including decorating. This part-time course is ideal if you have a real interest in baking and want to spend some of your leisure time learning more or if you already work in a professional kitchen and want to gain a formal qualification and expand your skills.

  • Where? Fort William, Portree
  • Full-time or part-time? Part-time, Nov to March
  • When? Tuesdays in Portree, Thursdays in Fort William
  • See course details and apply
Introduction to a Career in Social Care content Male health professional talking to male care home resident

Introduction to a Career in Social Care

Do you enjoy working with people? Would you like a rewarding career helping others live their lives to the full? This new short, part time, online course will introduce you to a career in Social Care, where opportunities are many and varied.

Countryside Skills with Ranger Training NQ content Two people building a stone wall

Countryside Skills with Ranger Training NQ

Starts January 2022! Take a step into a new career with this rewarding, fast-paced course. A unique opportunity to learn skills that will develop your employment prospects while knowing you're contributing to the conservation of Scotland's countryside.

You may qualify for Bursary funding.

Maritime and Aquaculture Skills NQ content A ferry

Maritime and Aquaculture Skills NQ

Taught by a master mariner, this course equips you with all your basic boat skill certificates and an understanding of aquaculture. A great starting point for a career in a major growth sector of Scotland's economy.

You may be eligible for Bursary funding.

Transition to Further Education (Short Course) content Feet in sneakers with arrows

Transition to Further Education (Short Course)

Not sure what you want to do with your future? Whether you're looking to change career or if you’ve just left school, this course lets you sample a range of different courses and gives you skills, qualifications and confidence to help you design your future.


Still not sure?

Our friendly team can help you figure out which course is the best match for your career goals.