OPEN DAY  27 Nov 10am to 7pm

Are you planning ahead for what to do when you leave school?
Maybe you’re thinking about a change of career? 

There are lots of opportunities right here on your doorstep – you may not have to leave home to get into higher education.

The best way to get a feel for what it’s like to study at Argyll College UHI is to come to our next Open Day at your local Centre.

Explore our campus, chat to current students and discover what courses we have to offer – there will be more than you imagined.

Visit us on Tuesday 27 November, 10am-7pm and you’ll be able to:

  • Get the details on our courses starting in January and September 2019
  • Find out about fees and funding
  • Learn about work placements
  • Experience what our blended learning looks like
  • Get help to apply

 College doesn’t have to be your Plan B, make us your Plan A.    --    Think again, Think Argyll




The Dunoon Learning Centre is located at West Bay adjacent to the Argyll Ferries terminal. The centre houses 6 teaching rooms, with Video Conference / Presentation equipment, and Wi-Fi access.

Check our courses page to find out what’s currently on offer at the Dunoon Learning Centre or pop in to view our facilities for yourself. Our staff can provide advice on the application process and how to fund your studies.

Our Construction Skills Centre and our Engineering unit are at Sandbank Industrial Estate.

Community groups and private organisations can hire space within the centre and there is a discount available for registered charities.

January Start Courses

NPA Construction – this course will cover a range of different topics including plastering, brickwork, painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery.  This is a highly practical course that will prepare students to enter the construction industry.  In terms of entry requirements, students should have a keen interest in entering the construction trade. 


NC Sport & Fitness – this course provides a great introduction to the field of sport and fitness.  This course allows students to continue in education (successful completion of this course provides access to the HNC Fitness, Health & Exercise) or move into other employment options in the Sport and Fitness Industry. It builds knowledge and skills in sport and fitness e.g. personal fitness, how to deal with accidents and emergencies and how to plan activity sessions.  It’s a highly practical course and students should expect to be taking part in a range of sporting activities.


Access to Health & Social Care –  this course will provide an opportunity to gain good experience and theoretical knowledge of the health & social care field.  This course will provide the student with the skills and knowledge that would allow them to access the SVQ Social Services & Healthcare. The course will cover topics such as care principals and practice, working in health and social care settings, and understanding and supporting people in the health & social care setting.


Evening Class - WOMEN'S DIY

We have a women's DIY course starting soon!

Women's DIY will run on Monday nights, from 7pm - 9pm at our construction unit at Sandbank Industrial Estate. The course runs for 15 weeks, costs £86, and will allow you to develop basic DIY skills to help you do those little jobs around the house, such as building a shelf, wiring a light fitting or a plug, and making small repairs.

There are limited places available so if you'd like to join, please contact now!

To book your place, please contact Rhona.Altin@uhi.ac.uk or call the centre on 01631 559 750.

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