UHI Argyll business training offers courses to meet the needs of Argyll and Bute’s key industries. This includes sectors such as hospitality, construction, and aquaculture, as well as small businesses across all industries.

We are also happy to develop customised courses that are designed to meet specific needs within your workplace. And we can point you to funding that may be available. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships offer anyone over the age of 16 the chance to ‘learn while you earn’. They provide paid employment with the opportunity to work towards a recognised qualification that will equip apprentices with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Perfect for upskilling in current employment, or as training for new staff.

Find out more by clicking the links below:

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Forthcoming training

Course title Course location Course date
Intermediate Food Hygiene Online - complete at your own pace 1 August 2023
RYA VHF Radio (Short Range Certificate) Online - complete at your own pace 1 August 2023

Funding for businesses

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) helps employers up-skill and re-skill their workforce. It’s there for businesses that contribute to the UK Apprenticeship Levy and there’s a separate fund for SMEs, third sector and charities etc. We can help you make best use of the funding to meet your organisation’s training needs.

“Working with the UHI Argyll brings a wealth of knowledge and experience helping us to maximise our funded training options. And without that additional funding and the college’s expertise, we would not be the business we are today” – Argyll Homes For All (AHFA)

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Funding for individuals

Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are funded through Skills Development Scotland. They help people develop the skills they need for work. ITAs give learners, who meet the eligibility criteria, up to £200 towards a single training course or training episode per year. And because it is not a loan, the money doesn’t need to be paid back. See the SDS website for information.