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James Watt College


James Watt College

  • Finnart Street
  • Greenock
  • Inverclyde
  • PA16 8HF
telephone 01475724433
fax 01475888079

About James Watt College

With over 100 years of learning, James Watt College remains one of Scotland's most dynamic and progressive Colleges. Whatever your background, your ambitions or your abilities we can offer you a range of options to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding - to help you learn for life.

Since opening in Greenock in 1908, James Watt College has developed into one of Scotland's largest colleges with approximately 15,000 students and 800 staff spread across four campuses on the West Coast of Scotland.

Over the years, the college has responded to changes in the area's economy. A move away from the traditional heavy industries, such as shipbuilding, into other areas of commerce inspired James Watt College to diversify the courses and skills it offers as well as expand its facilities to a larger number of students.

We offer a diverse range of courses in a variety of subjects including: Beauty & Hairdressing; Business & Computing; Construction & Engineering; Creative Industries; Education, Health, Social Care & Social Sciences. Hospitality, Tourism & Sport; Science and Supported Learning Programmes.

With campuses in Kilwinning, Largs and two in Greenock, the College offers a wide range of programmes that allows learners to choose the location that suits them. Our courses tend to be 'vocational' or work related, typically including strong practical elements where students gain hands-on experience to take into the workplace, further enhancing job prospects.

Our flexibility allows you to choose to study part-time, full-time, day-release, through open learning, on-line learning, or at one of our evening classes. Our learners come from wide ranging and diverse backgrounds; from school leavers to International students to adult returners, we have opportunities for all at James Watt College.

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