Oban Centre

Glenshellach Business Park
Oban
PA34 4RY

Tel 01631 559 500
Fax 01631 567 131

 

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Opening hours

Mon - 9am to 7pm
Tue - 9am to 9pm
Wed - 9am to 9pm
Thu - 9am to 9pm
Fri - 9am to 5pm

Short courses

We have a number of part time courses which will start in January.

First Line Technical Support

This course comprises two HNC units and will contribute to the development of entry level technical support personnel. We'll use hands-on approach with holistic and realistic assessment opportunities, and will cover troubleshooting an maintaining computer hardware and software.

Starts Monday 29th January 11am - 3pm for 17 weeks

Course cost: £172 

Social Media Literacy

The Unit covers practical skills in the use of social media (including how to use it safely) and provides a theoretical basis to its historical development, unique characteristics, current uses, and the opportunities and threats it poses

Course cost: £86 (You may be eligible for a fee waiver for this course if you are in receipt of qualifying benefits or have a limited income.)

Programming for mobile devices

Students will design develop and test a simple application for an Android Mobile phone or Tablet. Using App Inventor.

Course cost: £86 (You may be eligible for a fee waiver for this course if you are in receipt of qualifying benefits or have a limited income.)

Introduction to Project Management

This unit will enable students to develop basic knowledge and skill required to plan, implement, monitor, manage and run a small project. This will use Microsoft Project.

Course cost: £86 (You may be eligible for a fee waiver for this course if you are in receipt of qualifying benefits or have a limited income.)

 

Part-time Day and Evening Courses

Various - Many of these courses will have only one start date per year (often August) please apply as early as possible, by contacting us on 01631 559 500

Part-time Courses

  • Creative Writing
  • National 5 English
  • NC Literature 1 and Communication
  • Higher English
  • National 5 Mathematics
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Higher Environmental Science 
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Counselling Skills
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • ESOL ( English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • RYA Day Skipper: Shore Based Theory
  • European Computer Driving Licence
  • 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 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 Addiction Counselling
  • PDA Administration of Medication

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