West Highland College UHI is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), providing learning opportunities to communities across the West Highlands of Scotland.
Although the college does not have a central campus, it has a wide network of 10 college centres across the region: Auchtertyre, Broadford, Mallaig, Kilchoan, Kinlochleven, Portree, Strontian, Ullapool, Gairloch and Fort William, which has the largest number of full time courses.
Courses and Subjects
There are courses in a range of qualifications from introductory to degree level. Subject areas include: Adventure Studies; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business and Hospitality; Computing; Energy, Engineering and Construction and Creative Digital IT; Environmental, Rural and Maritime; Health, Education and Child Care; and Supported Learning.
Facilities and Services
The amenities available vary from centre to centre, but usually include computers with internet access, printing and copying facilities, study spaces and video conferencing equipment.
The Fort William campus has a professional training kitchen and music recording studio. The Portree campus also has a training kitchen, plus a hairdressing training salon, art studio and construction workshop.
The School of Adventure Studies is dedicated to outdoor and adventure related study, and is based at Fort William, the outdoor adventure capital of the UK. The BA (HONS) Marine and Coastal Touism is the first course of its kind in the UK.
Courtesy of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)