Take a look at our October start courses


Your time is now

There is still time to apply for most of our courses. 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.

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

These courses start in October, so make sure you apply soon!

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Outdoor Adventure NQ

Based in Broadford, Isle of Skye

Improve your personal competence in a range of outdoor adventure activities and accelerate your learning in challenging environments. Our highly skilled tutors will guide you on your way in developing sound skills and experience in mountain, river and sea environments.

  • Starts: October 25th 2021
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time (approx. 18 hours per week)
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Book course taster session: Outdoor Adventure Taster Challenge

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Rural Skills NC Level 4

Starts 25th October 2021! An enjoyable and very practical multi-skills course focusing on rural land practices. Delivers holistic training and includes highly regarded Industry Awards in several disciplines, equipping you well for a rewarding outdoor job or going on to more specialist study.

  • Where? Broadford, Isle of Skye
  • Full-time or part-time: Full-time (18 hours per week)
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Book course taster session: Rural Skills taster day

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Art and Design Portfolio NC

A dynamic course to help you build a portfolio and experience to apply for art college. You'll learn how to work with new processes in a range of disciplines and be taught by professional artists along the way. At the end of the year, you will showcase your work in a full-scale exhibition planned by the class.

  • Where? Portree
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time (18 hours per week)
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Book course taster session: Expressive Charcoal Drawing

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Art and Design Portfolio with Textiles NC

New for 2021! Explore sketchbook development, drawing, mixed media, textiles techniques and surface decoration from interpretation of initial brief through to a professional portfolio of your work.
  • Where? Fort William
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full time (18 hours a week) 
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Book course taster session: Mixed Media and Printmaking

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Beauty Care and Make-up NC Level 5

Get the knowledge, understanding and skills required for further study within Beauty Care and Make-up or to gain employment at a junior level within the sector, including the wedding market. Develop your basic skills with a focus on practical activities including hairstyling for Weddings and Events.

  • Where? Portree
  • Full-time or part-time? Full-time
  • When? 18 hours per week (2-3 days)
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Beauty Care NC Level 6

Continue your beauty journey with this course. You'll have the opportunity to continue to becoming a fully-fledged Beauty Therapist by building on existing knowledge and techniques and learning more advanced methods. Applicants with existing industry experience may be considered without having completed Beauty Care and Make-Up NC Level 5.

  • Where? Portree
  • Full-time or part-time? Full-time
  • When? 18 hours per week (2-3 days)
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Still not sure?

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