Take a look at our January and February start courses


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A new year is a great time to invest in your future

New year, new you. Our January and February courses give you a head start on improving skills for your existing job or as a first step to a new career.

Funding may be available to help support your studies. Depending on the type of course you are interested in, you could be studying using a mixture of blended learning or practical work. Our online classes are live with a tutor, and there's lots of support available outside of class. Some courses are available part-time to allow you to study alongside family or work commitments.

If you are interested in any of these courses contact Admissions.whc@uhi.ac.uk for further information


Full time courses

Most students will have course fees paid for these full time courses. You may also be eligible for a bursary allowance.

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College Certificate in 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.

  • Where? Fort William
  • When? January 2021
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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.

  • Where? Mallaig
  • Starting? 26th January 2021
  • When? Wednesday (online classroom), Thursday & Friday (practical work)
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Countryside Skills with Ranger Training NQ

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.

  • Where? Fort William
  • Starting? 27th January 2021
  • When? Tuesday (work experience), Wednesday & Thursday (practical work) and Friday (online classroom)

Part time courses

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Bakery NPA

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.

You may be eligible for a Fee Waiver to cover the costs of this course.

  • Where? Fort William and Portree
  • Starting? 29th January 2021
  • When? Fridays, 9am to 4pm
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Book-keeping PDA

Part-time study to give you essential skills and knowledge for a career in book-keeping or working in an accounting or financial administration role. Ideal for developing the skills of young people, graduates, and other adult learners. Also an ideal course for enhancing employee skills.

ITA Funding maybe available towards the cost of this course.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • Starting? 26th January 2021
  • When? Tuesday evenings, 6pm to 9pm