Learning centres

Whether you are looking to learn how to use Sage, increase your confidence using iPads, tablets or computers, learn about digital photography or improve numeracy, English or office administration skills - we have a course to suit you which you can book online.

Location need not be an issue with our conveniently located Learning Centres in the North Isles (NI), Whalsay (W), the North Mainland (NM) and in Lerwick (L).  Have a look through our Learning Centre Brochure 2019 and our Islesburgh Learning Centre Brochure 2019 to give you an idea of the range of courses available then book online.

We welcome applications from all prospective students and strive to provide appropriate and efficient services to everyone.  You can study from beginner up to more advanced levels .  We will offer you a locally based informal student focused approach to make sure you get the most from your learning.

Funding your learning

Course prices are detailed with the online booking information or you can ask at your local learning centre.  However, part-time students can access the following support:

  • Fee waivers - if your household receives certain means tested benefits or you have a low household income, then you may be eligible for a fee waiver
  • Individual Learning Accounts (ILA). You may be able to use your ILA funding to help pay for approved courses. This is a Scottish Government scheme that can help you pay for learning that you can do at a time, place, pace and in a way to suit you. It’s for people over the age of 16 who do not have a degree and have a personal income of £22,000 a year or less. Please remember that you must have your ILA in place before you start your course

If you need some advice about fees or funding then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.