Open Days


Visit our Open Days and get information on courses, funding options and the range of support available to our students. Or join our experienced course lecturers on our practical taster sessions and try out the skills you could learn on our full-time and part-time courses.

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Creative Arts Exhibitions

Creative Arts Exhibitions

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Portree College Centre

Opening Night, Mon 23rd May | 5pm - 7pm

Tue 24th - Fri 27th May & Mon 30th | 9am - 5pm

Visit our week long exhibit in Portree, showcasing a variety of work from our full and part-time Creative Art students, including pieces from our HNC Contemporary Art PracticeNPA Painting and Introduction to Sculpture and Photography students. Discover how our students are influenced by the beautiful landscapes of Portree throughout their portolios. 

Fort William College Centre

Opening Night, Tue 24th May | 5pm - 7pm

Wed 25th - Fri 27th May | 9am - 8pm

Join us for our annual Creative Arts Student Exhibition. Hosted at our Fort William campus, view a diverse range of artwork showcasing a variety of mediums, inspirations and talents produced by our talented students over the past year.

Opening Night will be joined by a local musician, and canapes prepared by our Hospitality and Cookery students will be served.

Auchtertyre College Centre

Sat 4th June | 11am - 4pm

Mon 6th June | 11am - 6pm

View the artwork our NPA Drawing Skills and HNC Photography students have been busy working on over the past year featuring pieces exploring a variety of mediums and technique.

Create Gallery, Kyle of Lochalsh

Fri 10th - Sun 12th June | 10am - 4pm

A selection of work from several of our full and part-time Creative Arts courses will be on exhibit at the Create Gallery in Kyle of Lochalsh. View a variety of pieces inspired by a diverse range of subjects, mediums and talent. 
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Supported Learning Open Day

Fort William

Fri 20th May | 11:30am - 1:30pm

Open to potential new students, existing students and their parent/carers to come into the college and get a feel for some of our courses.

Take part in fun interactive taster acitivities, speak with course lecturers and current students, and complete an application form for our Supported Learning Programme and our Summer Session.

To book, email:

*Booking not essential but appreciated.

The Northword Project

The Lime Tree, Fort William

Wed 8th June 

The Northword project has worked with over thirty creatives to create new showpiece pieces inspired by local heritage. This event will celebrate the work of the creatives and to give others from the creative sector and beyond the opportunity to learn from what we have done. Presentations and workshop sessions will demonstrate how businesses, community groups and heritage organisations can also utilise the power of stories.

If you wish to attend please RSVP by the 30th May via 

Open Evening

Fort William

Thurs 9th June | 3pm - 6:30pm 

Come along to our Open Evening and speak to our experienced leacturers and staff about a variety of courses including:

Beauty | 3pm - 6:30pm

Business Development Courses | 4pm - 6pm

Early Education and Childcare | 5pm - 6pm

Health and Social Care | Time TBC

Construction | Time TBC

Countryside Skills with Ranger Training | Time TBC

Computing | Time TBC

Outdoor Adventure Courses | Time TBC

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Outdoor Adventure Open Day


Fri 10 June | 10am - 3pm

Do you love outdoor adventure and the thrill of challenging activities? Would you like to share with others by pursuing a career in the great outdoors?

Join lecturers Lara and Lee, at our Outdoor Adventure taster day and try out the skills you will learn during the course including climbing and kayaking.

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Open Day


Sat 18th June | 11:30 am - 3pm

Visit our Portree Open Day to speak to our friendly staff and experienced lecturers about our diverserange of courses and take part in mini taster sessions including:

Computing | A byte size introduction to computer programming where you will learn to programme a BBC micro:bit

Digital Design | Design a logo to use as a profile pic / avatar online

Professional Cookery | Prepare and cook your own pizza to take away in our professional training kitchen and learn about our NEW courses avaialble in Portree

Also available; Construction, Creative & Visual Arts, Child & Healthcare and Supported Learning Programme

For more information and to book

School of Adventure Studies

Fort William

Fri, 25 November

Start your adventure here

Meet our friendly, knowledgeable lecturers and staff in Fort William, get campus and accomodation tours, and learn about our range of cutting-edge Adventure Studies courses.

You'll also meet some of our current students and find out about the student experience.

Our next formal open day isn't until the 25th Nov, but we are happy to meet you anytime. Get in touch if you would like to arrange a chat to a lecturer or a visit.

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Monday to Friday

All year round

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Arrange a chat with our friendly, knowledgeable staff about your options, learn about any of our courses and get a tour of your local centre campus. We can help find the right course for you.

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If the dates advertised aren't convenient please get in touch, we will happily arrange a visit, a chat on the phone or video call with one of our lecturing staff - call 01397 874000 or email

We can help with how you'll study, how to apply, funding, student support and more.