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What our students say

At Argyll College you can be confident that to us, you’re a name, and not just a number. You don’t need to take our word for out though, find out what our students think of us and their time at Argyll College UHI.

How to apply for your course

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Our step by step guide will help you apply and tell you what happens next. Remember - if you're struggling to decide what course to study, have questions about what funding you are eligible for or are having issues with the application process then we're here to help. Get in touch with your local learning centre we'll be more than happy to help.

Take a look at what courses we have on our subjects page and read the funding pages to see what funding is available to you. Once you're happy to proceed simply find the course you wish to study, choose your start time (normally September but some courses also run from January) and click the Apply button.

Entry requirements

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Most courses will tell you what the minimum entry requirements are – that’s what qualifications you’ll need in order to gain a place on the course. This ensures that you’ll be studying at a level which suits you.

We generally ask for current, Scottish, qualifications – you can check our handy guide to compare older qualifications, or awards from other parts of the UK.

We also understand that you might have experience (including past jobs) that you feel is a good substitute for the entry requirements listed on the website. If that's the case simply have a chat with your local learning centre and we'll take it from there.

How will I study?

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We are looking forward to welcoming new and returing students to the new term on Monday 7th September with most full-time courses starting online and some on-campus activity for a limited number of courses.

The health and safety of our students, staff and visitors will always be our priority. We will continue to use blended learning and teaching, and we are asking most students, initially at least, to join your online classes from home. If you need to attend a class in person, you will be told about this.

We are hopeful that government guidance will change in time, and we look forward to welcoming you into your local learning centre as soon as it is safe to do so. Your local centre staff are still here to help and support you, even while you work at home. You can find contact details for support staff here.

Because we operate in one of the most geographically fragmented regions of Scotland, we've developed an expertise in blended learning and teaching. Many of our courses are already delivered at a distance, so 2020 shouldn't look or feel too different for most of of students and staff. You’ll see us use the term "VC", this simply means video conference and is a bit like having a class using Skype or Zoom. Find out more about how we teach.

Term Times and Timetables

Most full time courses will require you to be in college for approximately 3 days per week, and in general, courses are delivered over two 17 week semesters. You can view the current term dates here. You’ll be given your detailed course timetable a few weeks before the start date of your course.

Industry links

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We know that one of the most important things about your education is making sure that you’ll be ready to step into a job when you leave us. That’s why we work with local employers to ensure we’re giving you the skills they want, and on many courses you’ll get really valuable opportunities to gain workplace experience. Our support staff and your tutors will be on hand to help you find the most suitable placement.

We're here for you - every step of the way

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Our friendly and approachable centre staff are here to support you and will be able to advise on most of your day to day questions. If you need more specialist help they will be able to direct or refer you to the most appropriate service.

We have a range of learning support available and all our dealings with you will be entirely confidential.