West College Scotland works in partnership with our local authorities and independent centres to enhance Community Learning provision across the West Region.  Courses are offered all year round in different venues throughout our communities.

If you're not sure what you want to study and don’t want to commit to a full-time course, you may be able to study in a place closer to your home.  Here are some helpful contacts who can give you more information.

Community Learning Courses in partnership with West Dumbarton Adult Learning Services and West College Scotland

Online delivery with possibility of face to face delivery where safe to do so – contact us for more information

 

Clydebank : (Current and January 2022 Starts) 

  • Childhood Practice – various subject delivery for those interested in childcare and employment  
  • Computing/Administration reskill and upskills your knowledge
  • Fashion and Textiles – Upcycle/recycle and design
  • Interview Techniques and preparation
  • Cookery
  • Coping Strategies – Counselling – Psychology – Criminology

 

West Dumbarton : (Current and January 2022 Starts)

Community Learning Courses:  Online delivery with possibility of face to face delivery where safe to do so – contact us for more information

  • Sign Language
  • Counselling – Coping Strategies
  • Childhood Practice
  • Improving your Wellbeing – techniques and new abilities for improving Mental Health
  • Computing/IT
  • Fashion and Textiles – Upcycle/recycle and design
  • Creative Writing
  • Social Issues/Politics and Criminology
  • Horticulture -  Allotment gardening/soft landscaping/hard landscaping/propagation

If there is something that you would like to study that is not on the lists, please let us know so that we can look to include new and exciting delivery for all

 

Inverclyde:  (Current and January 2022 Starts) 

Graham McLellan – CLD (Contact for Local Authority Adult Learning Services) Contact No: 01475 715450 ext 1640                Email: Graham.MacLellan@inverclyde.gov.uk

Community Learning Courses in partnership with Inverclyde Adult Learning Services and West College Scotland

Online delivery with possibility of face to face delivery where safe to do so – contact us for more information

  • Business Administration
  • Counselling – An Introduction
  • Childhood Practice
  • Horticulture – Soft Landscaping/Allotment Gardening/Hard Landscaping/propagation
  • Computing  -  IT/Administration Skills
  • Criminology – Crime Scenes – Crime in the Community – Forensics (contact us)

If there is something that you would like to study that is not on the lists, please let us know so that we can look to include new and exciting delivery for all

Classes need a minimum of 13 to run – usually 14 to 16 weeks -  2.5 hrs per week

If you would like information on our online short Level 2 courses that you can access at any time, please call Gina on 07980 696 129

We hope you can join us and look forward to hearing from you

Contact us

If you are an independent centre with funding in place and would like to discuss learning opportunities within your Community Centre, then please contact:

Marina McCracken, Community & Outreach Co-ordinator Ferguslie and Paisley

Zvetlana McCartney, Learning Advisor

Gina Purdue, Community Development Co-Ordinator - Clydebank/West Dumbarton and Inverclyde

Contact Renfrewshire

You can contact us by telephone or email and we'll be on hand to help with your enquiry.

Kathleen Brown, Ferguslie Learning Centre

Contact West Dunbartonshire

You can contact us by telephone or email and we'll be on hand to help with your enquiry.

Rowan Maguire (Clydebank), Laura Anderson (Vale of Leven) Community Learning & Development Workers

Ali Mailey, Centre Co-odinator, Centre 81, Whitecrook

Contact East Dunbartonshire

You can contact us by telephone or email and we'll be on hand to help with your enquiry.

Employability & People Development Team