Islay Centre

Flora Street
PA43 7JY

Telephone : 01496 810 130

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Summer Opening hours


Mon-Thu 9am to 5pm

Fri 9am to 2pm



Mon-Thu 9am to 5pm
Fri 3rd Aug 9am to 2pm

w/c 6th Aug:

Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

Short courses

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 broad range of courses we also offer in our centre.  Alternatively you could give us a call on 01496 810 130

EXCEL (Spreadsheets) HA6L 45

The purpose of this course is to enhance learners' knowledge, understanding and practical problem-solving skills in using spreadsheet applications, through a range of practical and knowledge based tasks

Thursday 6:30pm – 9pm 22nd Feb – 24th May (including 2 weeks holiday at Easter) £86

Please contact the learning Centre to ask for the fee and fee waiver policy for this course.

Beginners Computing

This course is suitable for beginners to computing and will cover topics from turning your computer on to basic File Management.

Monday 7pm – 9pm  from 5th  February  - 23rd April  (including 2 weeks holiday at Easter). £56

Please contact the learning Centre to ask for the fee and fee waiver policy for this course.

Understanding Mental Health

This course is designed to enable productive communication by exploring the changing nature of communication, Strive to bring about an understanding of mental health and young people and to achieve an understanding of the issues facing young people today.

Requirements: Students are required to keep a journal: 15 mins write up per day.

Monday 7pm – 9pm start date in Feb tbc

Education 4 Life: Basic Introduction

Cake Decorating
Thursday 22nd Feb - 22nd March - 10am - 12noon

Computing including Internet Safety
Monday 19th Feb - 7th May 4:15pm - 5:15pm

Arts & Crafts
Thursday 22nd Feb - 5th April - 2pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday 14th March - 30th May - 11am - 1pm

The above courses are suitable to students with additional supported needs

All of the courses above will run subject to minimum numbers being reached and there may be a small charge to cover the cost of ingredients/materials.


Part Time courses

Evening classes

Email us or call 01496 810 130 to book your place.