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James Watt College
http://www.jameswatt.ac.uk/

College Profile

James Watt College was named after the famous inventor James Watt and was established in 1908. It was originally named James Watt Memorial College and was located at Greenock, where the building still stands. In 1973, a new Finnart campus was opened and the college was then named James Watt College of Further and Higher Education. The main campus is the Finnart Campus at Greenock and there are three other campuses, the Waterfront Campus also at Greenock, the North Ayrshire Campus, and the Largs Campus. The college provides flexible learning methods and has full-time, part-time, day release, and evening courses. It also offers online learning and some courses are taught at various community centres.

Several courses are offered at James Watt College in various subject areas. Most of these are work related and give students practical knowledge. Some of the subjects on offer are Beauty Therapy, Interior Decoration, Financial Services, Hospitality Supervision and Music Business. Some courses can be studied through the Open learning or Distance learning methods and include Diploma in Management, Higher level study in English and Communication, and Introductory Course in Psychology. The Community Learning Centres offer several courses such, as Basic Book-keeping Skills, Aromatherapy, Photoshop for Beginners and British Sign Language.

Several student services are available at James Watt College such as, the Student Information Centres, learning resources like the library and student intranet, and additional support for students with disabilities or learning disorders.


Campus Address(es)

James Watt College
Customhouse Way, PA15 1EN, Greenock
Renfrewshire
Tel: 01475 724433,

James Watt College
Finnart Street, PA16 8HF, Greenock
Renfrewshire
Tel: 01475 724433, Fax: 01475 888079

James Watt College
Lauchlan Way, KA13 6DE, Kilwinning
North Ayrshire
Tel: 01294 559000,

James Watt College
Burnside Road, KA30 8RW, Largs
North Ayrshire
Tel: 01475 686496,

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