I think what you are looking for is to customize the interface of KC and that is very much possible.
Please refer to Chapter "Customize the Knowledge Center User Interface " in "user and content management" guide. Assuming you are using UPK version 18.104.22.168, you can dowload a copy of the guide from here- http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E39046_01/upk/html/docset.html
Will have a look and let you know the outcome :-) thanks for the guidance.
am I pushing it by asking if you know the answer to my other question I posted in this forum? ;-)
on if its possible to add fwd and back buttons in a published course that's in the knowledge path in the KC?