Shetland College UHI works in partnership with local schools to offer engaging learning opportunities to the young people of Shetland.

We have various courses available - subject to demand - in partnership with many of our local high schools. If you would like more information, please contact your schools guidance teacher, or the appropriate college learning centre.

Skills for Work / Vocational Pathways

Our Skills for Work / Vocational Pathways courses are great ways for young people to become familiar with the world of work while they are still at school. They give pupils in secondary 3 and 4 a taster of what college life is like, while also enabling them to develop hands-on practical skills.

For more information see the Skills for Work / Vocational Pathways page

Foundation Apprenticeships / School-College Opportunities

SIC Schools Service, NAFC Marine Centre UHI and Shetland College UHI are working in partnership to deliver exciting and worthwhile opportunities for Secondary 5 and 6 pupils to take their first steps into careers in Engineering, Construction and Health and Social Care.

Our Foundation Apprenticeships in Engineering and Health and Social Care, and our School-College Opportunity in Built Environment, offer National Certificates with combined SVQ units in the specific subject. These qualifications are rated at SCQF Level 6, which is equivalent to Highers.

Each of the courses offered provides the opportunity to gain experience working alongside professionals in engineering, construction and social care during the course of the two year programme.

During these programmes you will be able continue your valuable secondary school education, while gaining professionally recognised qualifications and experience.

Each of these three new courses will be available as a subject choice, replacing two school subjects. Therefore, if you enrol on one of these college opportunities, you will study 3 school subjects in S5 and in S6, as well as coming to college.  You will spend two afternoons a week in college as well as having some time set aside for independent study. You will be matched to an employer appropriate to your course, a work place mentor will be available to you and you will be offered some paid employment during your summer holidays.

For further information on the course programmes, download the leaflet specific to your preferred course, or watch the video.

You can also download an application form

NC Built Environment

Download the course leaflet


Health and Social Care

The courses on offer have been planned with active support from Skills Development Scotland. For further information on Foundation Apprenticeships, visit the Skills Development Scotland website