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Modern Apprenticeships

Employers, would you like to develop an existing member of staff and help them gain an industry-recognised qualification?

Perhaps you want to bring some new talent into your business? We can help you get the skills your company needs.

Booklets with more information are available for:

  • Hospitality
  • Business and Administration
  • Horticulture

Just phone or call into the centre for more information.


The staff at the Islay centre of Argyll College UHI would like to offer their congratulations to the Islay graduates of 2017. Their hard work and determination to succeed has now been rewarded. Well done.

Islay Graduates 2017


Laura Woodrow (HNC Childhood Practice) and Wendy Chance (HNC Horticulture).

Higher Education Student of the Year 2017

Wendy Chance receiving her certificate from Garry McLean (guest speaker), Senior Lecturer at City of Glasgow College  and winner of Masterchef: The Professionals Champion 2016.

The 2017 Higher Education Student of the Year was Wendy Chance from Islay who has successfully completed an HNC in Horticulture this year. Wendy has shown an extraordinary talent for the subject and despite being the only student from Islay participating in the course, she didn’t let isolation affect her studies.

Islay Graduates of 2016

charlotte and Alena

HNC Childhood Practice - Charlotte MacDougall (left) and Alena Kytova (right).

FE Student of the Year 2016

FE student of the year 2016

NC Business - Sarah Mottram

Sarah Mottram was named Further Education Student of the Year.  Sarah was unable to attend the Oban Ceremony so Mairi MacCuaig, the centre manager, presented her with her Award at the Argyll College Islay centre on Thursday 6th October.

Laphroaig Learning Legacy

In our first year of the project Argyll College UHI - Islay provided 21 subsidised places on work-related or vocational courses.

Please come in to the centre to discuss the Legacy project or any of our courses in more detail. To apply for a course or to find out more about the broad range of short courses we also offer in our centre give us a call on 01496 810 130.

The courses delivered in the 2016-17 academic year were as follows:

Health and Safety at Work

Health & Safety Program - RSPH Certificated 1-day Training Course
This course was delivered to 8 students on Wednesday 31st August 2016. The course provides staff with a basic knowledge of all the Health & Safety requirements that should be available and adhered to within the workplace. Candidates will receive a Health & Safety Certificate from The Royal Society for Public Health


100K welcomes

This course was delivered to 8 students Tuesday 9th May 2017. The course is for all customer-facing staff and the objective of this one-day event is to generate awareness and passion leading to a customer focuses approach to deliver top-class customer experiences.

Web Business

Cyber Survival Guide
This course was delivered to 5 students on Saturday 10th June 2017. The course covered web security, how to manage your data online and security measures for your own local network.