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Want a new challenge for 2018?  Why not start by learning something new? Lots of great full and part time courses on offer for 2018.

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....


Coming in August 2018

Access to Nursing

New course comprising our NC Health and Social Care with the addition of Highers in Human Biology and Psychology (available for study in the evenings) is exactly what you will need to apply for BSc Nursing at Inverness or Stornoway with the University of the Highlands and Islands.

This course is available in our 10 local centres using a combination of video conference and online study, with expert support from our lecturers and college centre staff to help you with your studies. Available for full or part time study to fit in with your needs.

Higher Human Biology

Higher covering Human Cells, Physiology & Health, and Neurobiology & Immunology forms part of our new Access to Nursing course. It is also available to study as a stand alone higher or as part of our Access to Higher Education course.

HNC Textiles - Fort William

This is a new and extremely creative design-led course, which will give you experience in surface decoration, creative textile development, drawing and design development relating to the production of fashion, interior and accessory design. It is a portfolio-based course, which encourages the exploration and experimentation of materials, media and techniques to provide a broad range of skills and knowledge in textiles and fashion design. It will help you prepare for degree programmes or employment in an exciting and dynamic creative sector.

HNC Digital Design and Web Development - Networked to all college centres

This award has been designed to meet the growing needs of the growing number of web design and media companies in the Highlands and across Scotland. This course will provide you with a strong foundation in both the technical and creative aspects of a range of opportunities within the profession. It's a very practical course; you will learn to design and create websites to a professional standard and you will gain skills in how to use industry standard software to create videos and images to be used in their websites. The course contains an emphasis on meeting a brief from a prospective customer and producing a design which meets all customer requirements.

HNC Computing - Networked to all college centres

This course could be your route to an exciting career in a wide range of industries, all of whom rely on digital technology. At West Highland College UHI, you can study this in any of our college centres using our highly successful combination of video conferencing and virtual learning platforms and the support.

HNC Photography - Broadford

An exciting new two-year part-time course providing candidates with a strong foundation in both technical and creative aspects of a range of opportunities within the professional photographic world. There are a broad range of units covering different photographic styles – from studio and environmental portraiture, through studio still-life, social photography, stock, corporate and library photography to shooting images in the environment. There will be excellent opportunities ffor you to become technically competent while offering many opportunities to develop a style and creative flair.

HNC Music - (Fort William - full and part time)

If you are interested in pursuing a career in popular or traditional music performance, this will give you a  strong grounding and allow you to develop and enhance your musical skills and understanding of the music industries. You will have opportunities to perform your music locally and further afield and to benefit from studying with award winning professional lecturers who have strong links to the current musical scene in Scotland.

Call us for more information on any of these courses - 01397 874000


Open Days

We have drop in sessions scheduled at exam results time in August and regularly throughout the year - call our Admissions Team on 01397 874000 to find out more

Or our Open Days on November 10th 2018 and March 9th 2019 are ideal opportunities for you to come and meet our staff and students to find out about all of our new courses.

Find out more or book a place at our next Open Day.