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Legacy Fund

Argyll College UHI Islay developed The Laphroaig Learning Legacy project, which aims to remove the barriers currently limiting the learning opportunities available on Islay. Click this banner to read more about this on the our project page.

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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.

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

Further Education Student of the Year 2018

John McaPhee

Islay student, John MacPhee was named as 2018 Further Education Student of the Year. John completed an NC in Computing with Digital Media. His attendance was excellent and he gave everything to each and every task that was presented to him.

Islay Graduates 2017

Laura and Wendy

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

Higher Education Student of the Year 2017

Wendy with Gary McLean

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.