January start

January Start Courses

 Full time course

Location

Access to HN Business,Administration and IT

This course is suitable for those who wish to undertake HNC study in Business or Administration and IT, and who do not have the usual minimum entry qualification for HN courses.

All centres

Maritime Skills

By combining SQA and RYA / MCA certification in this Maritime Skills course, students will receive a very comprehensive introduction to the maritime industries, plus additional internationally recognised certificates

Oban, Lochgilphead

NC Sport and Fitness

This NC in Sport and Fitness at SCQF level 5 has been designed to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills for the sport and fitness sector.

Helensburgh

Land Based Skills:An Introduction

Landbased skills are used in a wide range of work places including cattle, sheep, dairy and crop producing farms; fisheries; estates; forestry; horticultural contractors; landscape gardeners; outdoor activity centres; riding schools; dog kennels; catteries and vet practices

Campbeltown

NPA Construction

This course is highly practical and enables the candidate to develop employability skills and general construction practice awareness while being introduced to the following trades:

  • Bricklaying
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Plasterwork
  • Roof Tiling

CERC

SVQ in Social Services Children and Young People at level 6 

The SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) is the replacement qualification for the SVQ 2 Children's Care Learning and Development (CCLD) 

Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay

SVQ in Social Services Children and Young People at level 7

This vocational course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work with children 0-16 years in a variety of settings and to qualify students to work in a supervisory capacity. 

Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay

SVQ in Social Services Children and Young People at level 9

This award is required by managers of care settings as a second qualification for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council, or for managers who do not already possess a health and social care qualification. This includes care settings such as care homes, residential care or care at home services for children and young people.

Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay

 

 

Part Time Courses

Location

NPA Dance

Helensburgh

NPA Professional Theatre Preparation

Helensburgh

First Line Technical Support

Oban

NPA Horticulture

Arran 

 

Single SQA Units

Infill Location

Handling Business Documents

 

Campbeltown

Skills for Customer Care

 

Campbeltown

Communication core skill level 4/5

 

Campbeltown

IT Solutions for Administrators

 

Campbeltown

Social Media Literacy  H7EB-45

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

Islay, Oban

Programming for Mobile Devices  H2P5-11

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

 

Islay, Oban

ECDL

The European Computer Driving License (ECDL), also known as International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) in non-European countries, is a computer literacy certification programme.

 

All centres - networked

Using Financial Accounting Software (Sage)

 

Oban

Introduction to Project Management   H17D 34

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.

Oban

IT in Business: Spreadsheets   F84V 34

This unit is designed to develop in-depth technical skills to facilitate a high level of competence in use of spreadsheet software to resolve business problems and facilitate business processes

Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Islay, Oban, Rothesay

IT in Business: Databases   F84X 34

This unit is designed to allow learners to develop an understanding of database design and the use of advanced features to provide information that is specific or summarised to enhance decision-making

Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Islay, Oban, Rothesay

Personal Development Planning   DE3R 34

This unit helps candidates to take responsibility for their own learning and development. 

Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Islay, Oban, Rothesay

Economic Issues: An Introduction   F7J8 34

This Unit introduces candidates to fundamental issues in economics with a particular emphasis on the business environment.

Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Islay, Oban, Rothesay

Administrative Procedures FG62 33

This Unit is designed as an introduction to the generic administrative skills and procedures required of the modern office environment. 

Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Islay, Oban, Rothesay

Creating a Culture of Customer Care   H1F0 34

The purpose of this Unit is to enable candidates to recognise and evaluate effective customer care within a relevant work environment.

 

Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Islay, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay 

Business Law:  An Introduction   F84P 34

This Unit is designed to introduce the candidate to the framework of law as it applies within the business environment.

 
Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Islay, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay 

Digital Marketing Communications: An Introduction   FK93 34

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with an introductory understanding of the role of digital media in contemporary marketing communications.

 
Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Islay, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay