This year-long National Certificate course offers a broad-based visual art introduction across Fine Art and Design based subjects.  Aimed at both school leavers interested in building a portfolio for application on to art school and adult returners who are looking to learn new skills, the course is designed to suit a range of learners, and starts in September 2020.

If you are interested in developing your skills in traditional music, this course is designed for you. Lews Castle College Benbecula campus has developed an international reputation for the delivery of traditional Scottish music courses.  Small class sizes, located in a community where Gaelic is spoken, make Uist a unique destination for study.

Francesca Bergmann, from Bremen in northern Germany, started studying at Lews Castle College UHI in September 2019. Although she only planned to stay for one term as part of an ERASMUS exchange programme from the University of Oldenburg, she enjoyed herself so much that she ended up extending her studies for another term. Here, Francesca – who also chose to remain and study in Stornoway during lockdown – shares what drew her to Lews Castle College.