Argyll College Learning Centre, UK

Oban Centre

Glenshellach Business Park
PA34 4RY

Tel 01631 559 500
Fax 01631 567 131




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Full-time courses

Full-time courses at the Oban Centre

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Please come in to the centre to discuss any of these courses in more detail, to apply for a course or to find out more about the range of open learning courses we also offer. Alternatively you could give us a call on 01631 559500

Full-time courses from September 2015

  • Towards a Career in Childcare
  • NC Early Education and Childcare
  • HNC Early Education and Childcare
  • Working in the Community
  • SVQ Level 2 Youth Work
  • SVQ Levels 2 and 3 Social Services (Children and Young People)
  • SVQ Levels 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing


  • NC Administration
  • HNC and HND Administration and Information Technology
  • NC and HNC Business
  • NC Digital Media Computing
  • HNC Computing
  • HND Computer Science
  • HNC Interactive Media


  • NC, HNC and HND Sound Production
  • NC  Creative Industries – Dance and Drama
  • NC Acting and Theatre Performance


  • SVQ Level 1 Hospitality Services
  • SVQ  Level 1 Food Preparation and Cookery
  • SVQ Levels 2 and 3 Professional Cookery
  • HNC Hospitality
  • NC Travel and Tourism


  • NC Sport and Fitness
  • HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise
  • Maritime Skills


  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • NC Horticulture
  • HNC Horticulture
  • Introduction to Land-Based Skills
  • HNC Agriculture
  • Equido Level 2


Short Full-Time Courses:

  • Access to Health and Social Care
  • NC Travel and Tourism



Short Courses

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Short and Evening courses


Part-time Day and Evening Courses

•    Literature 1 and Communication 4
•    Higher English
•    Higher Maths
•    Higher Geology
•    Introduction to Counselling
•    Counselling Skills
•    Introduction to Psychology
•    Higher Psychology
•    Cookery – including bread making, cakes and pastries & chocolate making
•    Gardening
•    Guitar
•    Handbags to Gladrags – make-up, hair styling, products etc.
•    Equido Level 1

Languages Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced
•    Spanish
•    Italian
•    French
•    ESOL ( English for Speakers of Other Languages)

RYA Day Skipper: Shore Based Theory
Generally delivered over three weekends you will learn the basics of seamanship.
•    the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
•    chartwork, electronic charts
•    position fixing, plotting a course to steer
•    weather forecasting, meteorology and tides
•    collision regulations
•    construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
•    emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts     

•    Online Basics – beginners course
•    Computer and Online Basics – a step up from Online Basics
•    European Computer Driving Licence
•    Web Design
•    Sage Line 50 – Beginners
•    Sage Line 50 - Intermediate

National Progression Awards (NPA) (These consist of a group of units at Further Education level)
•    NPA Administration: Information Technology & Audio
•    NPA Administration: Office Skills and Services
•    NPA Equine (Horsemanship)
•    NPA Horticulture

Personal Development Awards (PDA) (These consist of a group of units at Higher Education level)
•    PDA Information Technology in Business
•    PDA Office Administration
•    PDA Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice
•    PDA Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice – Guidance for Employers
•    PDA Addiction Counselling
•    PDA Administration of Medication

You can also study a number of higher education courses by distance learning from HNC to degree level.

Courses at Oban Centre

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